STATE LEAGUE PLAYOFFS 2016

Quinns hold on to their Premier League place in 2017 with a 1-0 win and a 1-1 draw tonight over State League Division One Runners Up Wanneroo City at Wanneroo.

Quinns Coach Elisa Dovidio must be breathing a sigh of relief after a tough season with only one win between the first and reserves sides for the entire season. Dovidio has an experienced artillery of playing and coaching experience with Glory, Black Swans, NTC and junior state teams. This was her first foray into high level women’s football coaching for an entire season. (Apart from assisting Jessine Bonzas with the Black Swans State Team win against Glory last night 2-0) That’s gotta be character building.

Rebecca Bennett did her bit, appearing in the goal scorers list with 9 goals for Quinns. Will the club be able to retain her services in 2017?

Congratulations to the club.

Whilst Wanneroo Coach Lisa Beatty would be thinking a year with both their State League teams in the top three of Division One and Reserves would have been a superb basis for moving into Premier football, playoffs are a tight window to show your goods.

The first team had several players on the goal scoring list including Tyra Flynn, Casey Soffe and Michelle Oveinikovas plus a handful more in the reserves squad. A good scenario for any coach.

It’s difficult to gauge your playoff opposition through the year with matches all coinciding on Sunday’s. Unless of course you have an advanced plan of attack with scouts out there helping the coaching plans along.

Another year in State League Division One can only only allow the club to grow in numbers and perhaps give their Coach another year to gain some State League craftiness in readiness for Premier football in 2018.

Well done to both clubs.

(Photo of Wanneroos State League squad)

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