By Lachlan Onions
APOLLO 6 d GAMBIER CENTRALS 0
APOLLO put in a dominant performance to claim the three points against Gambier Centrals in Round 8 of Limestone Coast women’s soccer at Malseed Park.
The game was expected to be a close encounter, as both sides entered the game level on points and were only separated by goal difference.
However, Apollo sent a statement to its challengers as it claimed a six-goal win.
It was a great team performance as Apollo had six different goal scorers in the contest.
Daylia Daylia continued her strong form as she found the back of the net again.
Daylia was supported by Paris Ackland, Zoe Brooksby, Arabella Calderwood, Chelsea Ray and Rhianna Shelton, who all scored during Saturday’s cash.
Apollo faces a tough task on Saturday when it takes on second-placed Blue Lake at Malseed Park.
INTERNATIONAL 2 d MILLICENT UNITED 0
International continued to prove it is the cream of the crop with another victory.
Evany Rex was the hero for Inter as she scored the two goals to give her side its eighth win from as many games this season.
“It was a pretty scrappy contest,” International coach Ricky McRobert said.
He said his side had control of the game but failed to break through Millicent’s defence.
United was strong defensively and Inter struggled to adapt to the lack of space they had going forward.
McRobert said it was an area of his side’s game which needed to be improved on.
Despite a perfect start to the season for Inter McRobert said there is still plenty of room for improvement for his side.
“We know where we want to get to and it is a lot further than here,” he said.
“We are happy with our current standing in the league but all that can change any week.
“So I’m trying my best to make sure the girls and us as a team in general, don’t get arrogant or complacent.”
Inter will look to make it nine wins in a row when they host Centrals on Sunday.
BLUE LAKE 8 d NARACOORTE 0
Blue Lake bounced back after a disappointing Round 7 loss to Inter with a dominant dismantling of Naracoorte.
The Rangers were dominant from kick-off and Chelsea Frost starred with a hat-trick.
Kendell Saffin and Lauren Frost both scored braces while Amber Lindquist also found the back of the net.
BLUE LAKE 9 d NARACOORTE 0
A catch-up game was played between these two sides on Saturday after their Round 3 clash was postponed due to Covid.
Chelsea Frost put in a dominant display as she scored four goals.
She has now overtaken Inter’s Ella Doody to move to the top of the goalscoring charts with 13 for the season.
Lauren Frost scored another brace against Naracoorte, while Pip Crewe and captain Aimee Brooks also scored.
After the catch-up game, Blue Lake remains in second place on the ladder, five points ahead of Apollo in third and six points behind Inter.
Naracoorte will look to bounce back after a difficult weekend when it takes on Millicent on Sunday.