A winning formation nets title, Morgan claims golden boot
Albany’s strong links to the University of WA-Nedlands Football Club soccer team have helped them win their third straight Football West State league title.
Led by star striker and Albany-raised Brigitte Morgan, the UWANFC women’s team secured division two league glory, winning their last game of the season against Perth AFC.
The team lost last year’s Albany players Erin Roznoczny, Jess Thomas, Keeley Sharples and Chloe Green, but still had a strong local flavour.
Morgan, Lucy Butler and Leah Dunwoodie remained from the previous season and were joined by fellow Albany products Tia Evers and Sian Loveridge.
The team started the season slowly after injuries to Morgan and Dunwoodie, the latter out for the rest of the year.
Morgan’s return helped spark the UWANFC team back into action and they claimed the league title with a victory over main rivals Perth AFC in the last game as Morgan scored the winning goal. Capping a stellar season, Morgan won the State league division two golden boot award.
She scored 25 goals in the 17 games to receive the award and, over the past three years, has scored more than 80 goals for her club.
It was a deserving reward for the talented striker, who finished runner-up in the golden boot award in the last two seasons.
The UWANFC side finished with 16 wins, four draws and two losses and co-coach Judd Bogust was again delighted with the alliance formed with Albany players at his club.
“We are incredibly thankful to the Albany families, coaches and their soccer clubs for letting us borrow your players,” he said. “Also to so many of you for making the long trek to many of our games.
“Brigitte is very unassuming, a consummate team player who is never focused on her own results, but this was a deserving award for her outstanding performance.”
The UWANFC women’s State and metro teams will be coming to Albany in February next year to host a training session and play a couple of friendly games.
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