Words: Thibault Berthier | Image: Sportspics
Gold Coast City defender Georgia Elliston said her side took a number of positives despite the result in Saturday’s 2-1 loss at the hands of UQFC.
UQFC made it two wins from two against City in this season’s PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues Women’s Queensland with a win at Duncan Mckenna Field.
It took UQ just three minutes to take the lead when Linley Archard popped up at the back post to open the scoring.
City clawed their way back into the contest and were rewarded in the 37th minute when Teleya Reynolds pounced on a loose ball in the box to poke home an equaliser.
It wasn’t to be for City as UQ grabbed a 67th minute winner when Mikaela Disavia bundled home a goal mouth scramble to seal all three points for the visitors.
Speaking post-match, Georgia Elliston said despite the result a positive display from her side left them in good stead.
“I think we did really well, we just need to sharpen up on a few things, we need to talk a bit more and just play our game.”
“We did well when we started passing the ball around, we just need to continue the things that we’re actually good at and play to our strengths.”
“Overall I think we did pretty well it’s just a shame about the result, we just need to go for the full 90 minutes.”
Saturday’s result leaves City in 7th position on the PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues Women’s Queensland ladder.
Elliston said her side would remain positive and will continue to fight for a top four finish.
“We’ll just keeping aiming to finish as close to the top four as possible and individually just keep trying to improve as players.”
“We’re always positive, we always try to make it a positive environment at training and in games, everyone’s always positive within the group,” Elliston concluded.
City’s focus now turns to next weekend’s away clash with SWQ Thunder in Toowoomba.
PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues Women’s Queensland 2017 – Round 10
Gold Coast City FC – 1 (Teleya REYNOLDS 37’)
UQFC – 2 (Linley ARCHARD 3’, Mikaela DISAVIA 67’)
Gold Coast City team: 1. Ellen HEPBURN, 2. Teleya REYNOLDS, 3. Georgia ELLISTON, 5. Jade HORCICKA, 8. Charlotte RAYNER, 9. Brie BOND, 11. Ena TSUZUMI, 12. Joy FORSYTH, 14. Courtney BLACK, 16. Jessica AUSTIN (4. Lily LOWE 46’)