Karratha, Hedland teams in women’s football rematch

Shannon BeattiePilbara News

They may have only played against each other once before, but the rivalry between the Karratha Jets and South Hedland Swanettes has already started.

However, their game on Saturday at Windy Ridge Oval in Dampier had none of the animosity from the previous match, with all of the girls out for a good time.

The game was played as a curtain raiser before the Sharks vs. Swans game later in the day.

West Australian Football Commission Pilbara regional manager Vicki Agnew said that the game was played in the true spirit of women’s footy.

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“The game was competitive but friendly, they played well despite the conditions and really had fun with it,” she said.

“The juniors who took to the field after the girls were in awe of how good the girls were and how tough they all play.”

Gusty winds on the foreshore made for difficult playing conditions with the 10-minute quarters resulting in a victory for the Jets.

The final score was Karratha 2.1 (13) to South Hedland 1.1 (7).

The umpires picked the best on-ground performances for the match, with Portia Angrove from the Jets and Anna Berros from the Swanettes deemed the most valuable players for their teams.

The two teams will next play against each other on September 8 in a curtain raiser game before the North Pilbara Football League grand final.

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