Russell Vale Black 2-2 University

There was to be no repeat of Russell Vale’s extraordinary 5-3 win over Uni earlier in the season, and this draw ended any mathematical hopes the Black might have had for Finals football. This was a good result, though, from a team which has entertained the Division this season and caused a few upsets along the way. Frances Halloway and Kerry Matthews got the goals for Russell Vale.

For University, the result didn’t change the position they will hold at the end of the season, as second spot is already guaranteed. Kristen Gorgieski scored her 21st goal of the season, with Lisa Tolson also getting her name on the scoresheet.

For Uni coach Brod Crighton: “We played some good football in patches and missed a few chances. Then made a few errors at the back and Russell Vale capitalised.”

The Unicorns won’t be able to have lapses like that against Albion Park in next week’s final fixture of the regular season, in what many might see as a dress rehearsal for the Grand Final later in spring.

Russell Vale finish their season with a chance to put a brake on Balgownie’s surge for Finals football

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