The minor premiers Central Coast Roosters, have secured themselves a position in the NSW Harvey Norman Women’s Premiership Grand Final, beating the Cronulla Sharks this afternoon 13-12
It was a game of brilliance that took the match to golden point at a 12-all scorecard after Sharks scored a converted try to even the playing field in the dying minutes of the match.
With five minutes granted each side, the intensity of the competition turned up even higher than it already was, and it was Central Coast’s Melanie Howard who slotted the successful field goal to put her team on top with two minutes remaining in extra time.
“Intensity was a 10 out of 10,” said Roosters winger Jayme Fressard.
“It felt like a grand final game. Both sides came out firing from the start and it was super tough.”
The Roosters side includes many players from the CRL Newcastle team who were 2019 premiers, like NSW representatives Isabelle Kelly and Kylie Hilder.
They will be using their experience from last year to prepare for the big Grand Final day in two weeks.
“We’ll just do what we normally do at training,” said Fressard.
“We’ve got a week off which is great for the girls, but we’ll get some good hard training sessions in and aim to stick to our game plan.”
The defeated Sharks will come up against the North Sydney Bears, who beat the Wests Tigers earlier today 16-4, a match that will determine who will join the Roosters in the Grand Final.