Western Spirit keen to catch up with top sides

WESTERN Spirit teams had mixed results in their weekend catch-up matches.

Spirit's Division 3 side drew 3-3 with Clairvaux with the club's Division 4 team beating Greenbank 3-0.

In Division 3, Spirit were hoping to continue on from last week's good form. However, a late withdrawal from Michelle Sewell forced the call-up of Division 4 girls Kylie Sorohan and Madeline Webster to bolster numbers.

Spirit midfielder Robyn McCarthy equalised to send the teams into the break 1-1.

Some controlled possession early in the second half allowed Spirit to take the lead when Grace Menjivar blasted a long range shot into the top of the goal.

However, some sloppy defending allowed Clairvaux back into the game and take the lead,

With minutes remaining, Zoe Klan equalised to save Spirit and keep their final hopes alive.

"This was a game we should have won but some uncharacteristic mistakes in defence cost us the chance to take all three points,'' coach Mark Scholes said.

"On the positive side, the way the ladies fought to the end was pleasing to see and gives me confidence as we tackle the second half of the season.''

An outstanding effort came from Joanne Everdell, who played with injury.

In the Division 4 encounter, Madeline Webster scored twice and Kylie Sorohan added a third to continue Spirit's run of encouraging results.

Next games: Wednesday night (away) Div 3 have a Cup tie against Capalaba, before travelling away to Capalaba on Sunday (2.30pm). Div 4 also play Capalaba Sunday (12.30pm).



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