A YOUNG woman who bashed another player during a fight on a football field has faced court.
Megan Gundry, 19, was pushed by a player on the other team during a match at Brassall on September 10 last year.
Gundry "completely overreacted" and started punching the other player.
Ipswich District Court was told witnesses saw Gundry repeatedly laying into her opponent, despite the girl not fighting back.
The referee at the match wrote a statement for the court and said while there had been some level of provocation, Gundry reacted in a disproportionate way.
The victim received injuries and Gundry was originally charged with grievous bodily harm.
However, this charge was reduced to assault occasioning bodily harm, to which Gundry pleaded guilty yesterday.
Given her youth and lack of criminal history, Gundry was fined $2000 without a conviction recorded.
Judge Deborah Richards said it was hard to imagine why Gundry reacted in such a way.
"The complainant was quite badly injured," Judge Richards said.
"You quite obviously have a bad temper."
Gundry's defence said she had recently had a baby so wasn't able to work and could not longer play football.