Girls back in action

By Benalla Ensign

Youth girls’ football has finally arrived back in Benalla.

The girls, from Benalla and Mansfield, had their first game two weekends ago at the showgrounds playing Northern Angels Nathalia.

And at the weekend the girls travelled to Cobram to play the local side.

Benalla started in fine fashion, and with Keeley Skepper and Madison Gray driving the ball towards goal, it was easy to score.

By half-time the score was 65 points to nil in Benalla’s favour.

Head coach Ant Foubister gave a team talk at the break and encouraged the girls to continue their hard work and enjoy the match.

Foubister moved around most of players in the second half.

The game ended with Benalla Youth Girls winning 14 goals, 10 points (94) to two goals, one (13).

The day’s goal kickers were Madison Gray (five), Mani Foubister (three), Kiara Ward (two), with singles to Keeley Skepper, Tayissa Gray, Sarah Harrison and Scarlet Lowe.

This week training is as normal and is optional due to the public holiday. If any girls between ages 13 and 17 are interested in playing, head down on a Wednesday night at 6pm with sports gear and runners, and introduce yourself to the coach.

The girls’ next game is against Numurkah at the showgrounds on Sunday at 11.30am.