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Plenty of women scoring on football pitch

Mon 14 Mar 2011 In: Out Games News View at NDHA

Two ball-hungry opposing Wellington players Three home teams are battling it out against a Sydney contender in the women's five-a-side soccer competition at the Outgames. The Sydney Flying Bats are the only visiting side and are fighting for football glory against three Wellington teams. The first of two days of women's competition saw plenty of goals scored and the strongest of the three Wellington sides emerge as a gold favourite on the speedy artificial turf at Te Whaea Park in Newtown. The Sydney side is also emerging as a title contender. Players says the level of sportsmanship is amazing between the teams; “it's just a great big laugh really”, says one Wellington player. “But it's a damn shame more teams didn't get involved, especially since a lot of players tried to get teams together but couldn't raise the numbers.” The teams are playing each other twice and the remainder of the round robin games will be played tomorrow, before the semis and finals. The men's tournament features a Melbourne team, a Sydney team and two Wellington teams and they will also go into finals tomorrow. The players say they would love some crowd support at their games, which are fast-flowing due to the synthetic pitch surface and small number of players on each team. Daily News staff - 14th March 2011

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Monday, 14th March 2011 - 4:25pm

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