GRIFFITH City Football Club women’s squad has continued its undefeated run after claiming a 1-0 victory over Hanwood Football Club at Hanwood Oval on Sunday.
Showing its class from the first whistle, Griffith City took control of the game early, pushing hard into Hanwood’s half and camping in front of the goal.
It wasn’t long before the visitors were able to capitalise on their position with a brilliant cross by Melinda Bonetti allowing Kim Perlowski to head Griffith City’s first – and what turned out to be their only goal – past the ’keeper.
But while City had many other opportunities, it wasn’t able to widen the lead and in the second half Hanwood began to fight back.
“It was definitely a game of two halves,” GCFC manager Steve Foschi said.
“The girls should have had the game put away by half time but they just couldn’t convert.
“They fully played to their potential in the first half but they lost momentum in the second.
“They really didn’t need that half-time break, it would have been better if they didn’t have the break, that’s how much control they had over the game in the first half.”
While GCFC took its foot off the pedal, Hanwood was just getting started and fiercely attacked the visitor’s end, but just wasn’t able to find the equaliser and went to the final whistle trailing 1-0.
“The Hanwood girls came out a bit more determined than City and they put up a fight,” Foschi said.
“It was a game Griffith City expected to be tough and it was.
“We should have been a few more goals in front at half-time but Hanwood’s goalkeeper really kept them in the game, she made some good saves.”
Better players for Griffith City were Perlowski and Jorja Zanotto.