Another golden result for Girls' High's champion team
Southland Girls' High School has reason to be hopeful at the South Island Secondary Schools' football tournament in Dunedin next week.
Girls' High's top team, senior A, continued its reign as champion of the Southland secondary schools girls' football league this year. It won all 11 games and beat James Hargest 5-0 in the final last month.
Senior A struggled to be 1-0 ahead at halftime in the final but, after a pep talk from coach Gordon Lamont, produced the goods for a convincing win.
Goals were scored by Megan Walker, Lauren Christie, Sarah Bryan and Lauren Brown (two).
"We've won [the title] the last five years," Lamont said. "We've always got two or three teams and there's always two or three good players coming through from junior ranks."
About 30 girls play football at Girls' High and there have been years when numbers reached 50.
Senior A captain Annieka Taylor-Ferguson was a solid player and leader, Lamont said.