Stawell's junior team defeats Horsham Saints on Mother's Day

STAWELL’S junior female footballers erased a 19-point deficit to claim a victory against the Horsham Saints on Sunday in the Deakin University Female Football League.

VICTORY: Stawell's Tahlia Barnett boots the ball earlier this season. The Warriors came away with a win against the Saints at the weekend. Picture: PETER PICKERING

VICTORY: Stawell's Tahlia Barnett boots the ball earlier this season. The Warriors came away with a win against the Saints at the weekend. Picture: PETER PICKERING

The Saints booted four goals to one in the first term but the Warriors were able to dig deep to record a 8.4 (52) to 5.1 (31) win.

Five Stawell players contributed with goals in the come from behind win.

The Saints opened the game strongly and had a handy lead at the half-time break.

Horsham kicked just one goal after quarter time to Stawell’s seven as the Warriors went on to record their highest score of the 2018 season to date. 

Saints coach Mat Taylor said his side battled through the game and were very competitive.

“It was one of our more competitive efforts for the season and we had some more structure in the game,” he said. 

“It was good to have a team with a bit of structure and hopefully we can keep that up the next few weeks. It all depends on the Greater Western Victoria Rebels girls if they play. It was a great day though and being Mother’s Day there were a lot of people there.”

The Saints are still searching for their first win of the season after losing many players from last season. 

In a DUFFL double header at Coughlin Park, the Horsham Demons and South Warrnambool also faced off on Sunday. 

In a scrappy and low-scoring game, South Warrnambool improved its record to five wins and no losses, winning 1.4 (10) to 1.1 (7).