Skye's the limit for Clinton div one women
SOCCER: Clinton have consolidated second spot on the Division One women's ladder after 4-0 win against Central on Saturday at Sun Valley Oval.
With BITS Sharks losing to undefeated Meteor Rites, Clinton now have a healthy gap between themselves and the Sharks (third).
Clinton team manager Brett Waddell said the win was hard-earned and certainly a lot harder than the result earlier in the season.
"It was a good win and the opposition have improved a lot and they are a young team," Waddell said.
Sky Alexander scored twice and Waddell said she is the main avenue to goal he said it was hard to single out any player.
"Rachel Donovan was our player of the match, but all of the girls played well," Waddell said.
The other Clinton players who added their names on the score-sheet were Mikayla Ralph and Jaymee O'Sullivan.
Waddell felt Clinton needed to improve in the second half and that is exactly what happened.
"I asked the girls to improve and keep control of the bounce of the ball," he said.
Waddell said the team is better than the one which was knocked out in the first week of the finals.
He added that the division one competition is in good shape.
"It's a good comp and we are getting good soccer each week," Waddell said.
"The results are more even and not as one-sided as it was last season."
Central captain Beck Emerson said it was a vast improvement from the first time the two teams met.
That was a 9-0 loss back in round five.
"We were actually really happy with the result and held them to 1-0 at half-time," Emerson said.
But she said that fatigue started to take hold in the second half and that's when the Alexander-led Clinton capitalised.
"They got a couple of scrappy goals in front of the box," Emerson said.
She said the better players were Tenille Spencer in Centre-midfield while goal-keeper Kylee Haines did her best.
"Amber Baldwin attacked the ball hard up front while Megan Walker and Mel King played well in defence," Emerson said.
In the other match, Meteor Rites have kept their unbeaten season on track with a thumping 6-0 win against BITS Sharks.
D1 Women Clinton 4 d Central 0; Meteor Rites 6 d BITS Sharks 0