The Herald Moon – My Olympic Article


Australia Dominate Zimbabwe

Matilda’s play a brilliant game scoring 6 and putting a huge amount of pressure on Zimbabwe to only concede one goal.

The way the Matildas played and how much they worked in the first 15 minutes you could already tell the final score, and by halftime, they were smashing Zimbabwe  3 – 0,  but that wasn’t the end of the game.

The match went on and on, and by the 90th minute they were winning 6 – 0, but then with an excellent through ball, Zimbabwe shot into the back of the post and going in! The 1st goal told it all in the 1st minute, but the corners of the ground is where they dominated! Scoring 2, 1 a header and 1 just landing at the foot and tapping it in due to poor marking of a player by Zimbabwe.

Though Zimbabwe did lose there was also some injuries. In  the 55th minute Goalkeeper was put on a  stretcher which they then put on thier substitute keeper, as well as there there midfielder also put on a stretcher, though these injuries are bad it will not affect any of their games since they are knocked out.

There were a few brilliant goals, and some of them were amazing, with headers and  traveller’s (kicking with outside of the boot).  Michelle Hayman scored 2 goals leaving Lisa DeVanna, Clare Polkinghorne, Alanna Kennedy and Kyah Simon with 1 each.

The girls played exceptionally well and they still have some tough games in the future, versing the USA, a great team who have been playing exceptionally well.

The main strength of this team is passing, mainly through balls, that’s how they scored most of their goals, if they did the through balls how they did with Zimbabwe in other games they will have a very strong chance of winning gold in the finals. This match was a shellacking 6 – 1 win, let’s hope these Aussie’s can do even more!

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