Parkview Public School's talented Girls AFL team have finished a respectable 12th at the Girls Paul Kelly Cup State Finals held at Blacktown Olympic Park on Tuesday. The girls played some good football against talented opposition, some of whom towered over the Parkview girls for size, but definetley not determination.
On an exciting day for the school, Parkview recorded two losses and a draw against the best school girl teams from across NSW. Parkview's opening match against Camden South Public School was a case of missed opportunities, with Parkview entering the forward zone more often than there opponents, but simply not being able to convert that possession into scoreboard pressure. Chelsea Axtill and Caitlin Higgins were brilliant in the midfield while Brodie Jones-Grieve and Gemma Higgins were twin towers of strength in defence.
Camden South PS 2.0 3.2.(20)
Parkview PS 0.0 0.0. (0)
Best: Chelsea Axtill, Gemma Higgins, Caitlin Higgins, Brodie Jones-Grieve, Alanis Wortley and Carley Graham.
The second fixture saw Parkview outsized by a huge Assumption Bathurst outfit. Although the scoreboard did not reflect it, the girls played some excellent football and never gave up despite the odds. Alanis Wortley was tremendous around the ground while Carley Graham stood out in defence for Parkview.
Assumption Bathurst 4.3 7.8.(50)
Parkview PS 0.0 0.0.(0)
Best: Caitlin Higgins, Chelsea Axtill, Gemma Higgins, Alanis Wortley, Carley Graham
The final game saw Parkview PS meet St. John The Apostle Catholic School, with a thrilling contest finishing in a draw. Parkview kicked into a stiff breeze in the first half and did well to trail by just 2 points at half time thanks to a great goal from Siarne Deeves and some tremendous work in the midfield from Chelsea Axtill, Nakiela McClure and Sarah Quinlivan.
The second hald was all Parkview however unfortunatley the girls were just unable to find the big sticks, a draw proving a fitting result for a thrilling game!
Parkview PS 1.2 1.5. (11)
St. John The Apostle 1.4 1.5. (11)
Goals: Siarne Deeves
Best: Chelsea Axtill, Gemma Higgins, Nakiela McClure, Sarah Quinlivan, Siarne Deeves