Umina United women win soccer grand final
Umina United women's first grade soccer team defeated Gosford on November 7 to win the Central Coast grand final.
The score was 2-all at full time and remained unchanged after 30 minutes extra time.
Umina won in a penalty shoot-out.
The game was played at an exhausting pace, going from one end to the other, with missed chances and great saves from both keepers, according to Umina coach Steven Donaldson.
Umina scored its first goal, and led at half time.
Umina scored its second goal "after continuous pressure" in the second half.
Gosford then scored two quick goals which had the teams locked 2-all at full time.
"Both sides were out on their feet but had the endure 30 minutes extra time," said Mr Donaldson.
"The teams were still giving it their all and it got down to who would make that crucial mistake.
"The teams battled though a hard-fought 30 minutes to have the match go to a penalty shoot-out."
This saw Umina win 4-2.
Mr Donaldson said: "Umina's keeper Samantha Fulwood gave the Eagles their chance of a premiership with a nail-biting display in goals.
"It was her 16-year-old sister Hayley who kicked the winning goal."
The season finished with coach Steven Donaldson being awarded Central Coast Women's Coach of the year and team member Gemma Crowson named Player of the Year.
Pictured is the winning team. In the back row are coach Steven Donaldson, Gemma Crowson, Freyja Murray, Jo Baxter, Amanda Dingle, Riley Lewin, Ashlee Dean, Danielle Harris, Lara Reineker, Tori Sheriff, Sabrina Zappavigna, manager Matt Harris and Emma Losurdo.
In the front row: Kate Styles, Hannah Batten, Hayley Fulwood, Samantha Fulwood, Sarah Jones, Chelsea Campbell, Shana Jones and Alison Howell.
Media release, 11 Nov 2020
Mark Donaldson, Umina United