Despite being short of some serious names in their midfield, the North Coast Flames have climbed to the top of the Womens Summer Soccer League with a determined 1-nil win over Sunshine Coast side Peninsular Power at Redcliffe in Brisbane on Saturday.
Renae Cowan scored the only goal of the match just before half time, drilling a low free kick into the back of the net which left the Power keeper floundering.
Although the Power can close in the second half, the work of Flames Under 17 keeper Georgia Spencer was exemplary as she regularly denied the Sunshine Coast girls the equaliser.
The win leaves the Flames on top of the ladder at the half way point of the competition.
I expected a lot from the girls at the start of the competition, but I must admit I didnt expect them to perform as well as they have, said coach Crystal Gollan. The combinations are working well and the mood in the side is now very positive.
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