Blackwood United decimate Manjimup Rovers in preseason friendly

Ben LoughranManjimup-Bridgetown Times
The women's Manjimup Rover's team
Camera IconThe women's Manjimup Rover's team Credit: supplied

In a preseason friendly the Manjimup Rovers women’s team travelled to Balingup to take on Blackwood United with the latter coming away victorious after an 8-2 thrashing.

The evening fixture was a way for both clubs to work out formations and tactics before the South West Soccer Association picks up in the coming weeks.

Straight from the off both teams tore into each other as they tried to get the upper hand, but all this led to was tired players with a lot of pitch to cover.

As both teams were playing with less than the standard 11, the tactics quickly changed to allowing the ball to do much of the work.

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It did not take long for Blackwood to stamp their authority on the match as a brilliant team move through the centre of the park opened up the Rovers’ defence and allowed a tap-in goal.

A second goal soon followed and a brilliant run from the Blackwood winger allowed her time to put the ball into the box, which found a teammate the score read 2-0.

Manjimup feared the worst after goalkeeper Katie Millar nearly injured herself during the match but no real damage was done and she continued playing.

More goals followed for Blackwood with the game buried before half-time.

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