NZ Kahu claim ANZAC series with emphatic victory

The New Zealand Kahu Youth Girls claimed their third consecutive series victory over the MPJFL Youth Girls winning their second match by 30 points at QBE Stadium on Monday afternoon.

 

MPJFL were applying the pressure early as they held the ball in their own 50 for quite some time but the Kahu defence of Caitlin Hannah, Georgia Leonard and Emma Collins resisted their attack before moving the ball up the field where Alice Roy kicked the first goal for the Kahu.

The visitors were on the charge again early in the second half as Ash Jordan and Taylah Bourne got their hands on the ball to create a number of opportunities but once again the NZ defence stood firm.

NZ star Killarney Morey stood out in the second half putting in a best on ground performance.

Morey put the Kahu on the board at the start of the third quarter kicking a goal on the run from 35m out and got her hands on alot of the footy to dominate the centre clearances.

The defensive efforts of Hannah, Leonard and Collins were amazing again in the second half as they kept the opposition scoreless for the final 2 quarters.

Valentina Serrano and Maia Sciarone both impressed again for the Kahu and continue to develop their game.

Killarney was in the action again with another brilliant goal halfway through the 4th quarter as the Kahu sealed another victory by 30 points.

The victory extends the win streak to 7 games in a row which is now a New Zealand record for most amount of wins for a New Zealand representative side. A huge achievement and congratulations to all the coaching staff and players involved.

 

Goals:

NZ Youth Girls: Killarney Morey 3, Alice Roy 1

Best on Ground Awards:

NZ Youth Girls: Alice Roy and Killarney Morey 

Mornington Peninsula Youth Girls: Ash Jordan and Taylah Bourne

 

AFL New Zealand would like to thank Andrew Souter, Paul Lonsdale and Bec Mantell along with their team from Mornington Peninsula Junior Football League for making this trip possible and giving their side an opportunity to experience something special in playing International footy.