Gladstone’s Hannah Slaughter scored the winning tri in the last seconds of the game against Rockhampton.
Gladstone’s Hannah Slaughter scored the winning tri in the last seconds of the game against Rockhampton. Paul Braven

Extra time try wins Gladstone girls touch football cup

HANNAH Slaughter dove for the line, arm outstretched, hoping the football would stay in her grip.

Hitting the ground, Hannah heard a scream of delight begin to erupt from her team bench.

The 13-year-old had just scored the winning try for her side in the final of the Hogs Breath Cup touch football competition.

It took a drop off in extra time down to four players to secure the 3-2 win, and the try scorer had only a few thoughts in her mind.

"I just wanted to run, keep going and breathe," she laughed.

It is not the first time Hannah has been in a tight match, having plenty of close matches in her nine years in the sport.

Last year she scored the winner for an under-18 side.

She also won a grand final in local competition on Saturday, making the weekend extremely fruitful for her.

She did have a loss to Rockhampton in the round match of the Hogs Breath Cup.

Gladstone was able to turn the tables on Rockhampton in the final though, due to the try from Hannah.

She was told afterwards a dive may not have been needed, but that did not worry her.

The next tournament for the girls is a trip to Hervey Bay for the junior state championships.



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