Hard fought draw for Camden Haven Redbacks Ladies

Zoe Streeter takes aim.

IT was a tough day at the office on the weekend for the Camden Haven Redbacks Ladies side, who strapped on the boots for the first time in three weeks after washouts and long weekends.

Keen to stake their claim as Premier contenders, the Redbacks took to the field at home against first-placed Willawarrin with a full complement and an attacking game plan,

It was the visitors who dominated early however, showing the crowd just why they remain undefeated so far this year.

Despite the pressure, the visitors failed to have a shot on goal, and the Redbacks still managed to challenge upfront on a number of occasions, with Erin Gunton and Zoe Streeter both incredibly unlucky not to score.

The game took an unfortunate turn though when a Willawarin player injured her knee, and ultimately required an ambulance.

It was the first of two major disruptions to the game, which made it difficult for either team to get much of a rhythm going.

The second half saw both teams come out with revised lineups and strategies, both clearly desperate to break the deadlock.

The game was much more evenly matched in the second half, but neither team were able to find the net.

A second prolonged break to allow for the ambulance once again disrupted the flow of play.

With only fifteen minutes of play left once the game resumed, it was clear that players were going to leave everything on the field.

As tensions rose and frustrations grew, some unexpected shoving from the visitors seemed to thrust the Redbacks into overdrive, and the final five minutes was an onslaught of attacking play.

Alas the visitors held on, and the final score of 0-0 was perhaps the fairest result that could come from a game that was so evenly matched.

While coach Shelby Mackenzie was impressed with the entire team, special mention went to Bri St Ledger, Tayla Heck and Gunton, who worked tirelessly all day.

This weekend sees the Ladies back at home again in another Redbacks double-header, this time taking on Lower Macleay Brumbies at 1:15pm in Laurieton.

This will mark the third game in seven days for the Ladies, after they took on Iona in a catchup game on Wednesday night.

By Redbacks Insider

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