These Waves won’t break

Gina Murphy puts the Waves into attack. 156874

GREAT football sometimes pays dividends.
Waves continued to play their game again this week against Drysdale led by the backline of Jasmin Pickett, sweeping with confidence, Melissa De Bruin outstanding taking a touch and playing it out, Neisha Pearson hard at the ball as usual, Indiah van Galen competent at right back, then influential up front and Kate Elstone using her exceptional speed.
Madi Wilding once again made some crucial saves and great decisions. Waves opened the scoring after 11 minutes when Cath Sattler was put through by Allana and finished beautifully.
The midfield was gelling nicely led by Gina Murphy aided by the speedy Jordan Tabakovic, the skills of Maddie Hill and the great wing play from Alexis Pearson, Steffi Wallace, Allana Gillbee and Faye Kendall all creating chances despite some physical challenges from Drysdale at times. Waves also had the privilege of help from Lily Woodward and Grace Cotter, who added an extra dimension to the play with their speed and great play, plus a goal each, including one of the best goals that Surfside has created this year, with two-touch interplay starting in the midfield and finished superbly by Woodward assisted by Cotter then Gilbee.
Drysdale scored a looping goal from the edge of the box and the scores 2-1 at half-time. Gilbeeā€™s goal at 56 minutes settled the team, but a second goal was let in on a breakaway 15 minutes from time to make it a tense finish.
It was very satisfying overall to see the passing style of football the Waves try to promote. Waves won three goals to two.