Three Great Southern Football League players part of WA Country’s double delight

Taj StubberAlbany Advertiser
Taylah Orzel and Laura Archer representing the WA Country side.
Camera IconTaylah Orzel and Laura Archer representing the WA Country side.

Albany’s Taylah Orzel and Laura Archer were part of a winning WA Country women’s football team that eclipsed Perth Football League by 25 points on Friday.

Orzel and Archer were part of the inaugural WA Country women’s team that played under lights at Fremantle Community Bank Oval.

The WA Country men’s side which included Denmark-Walpole’s Jayden Woods made it two wins on the night after prevailing by three points.

Orzel, from Royals, spent most of her time in the midfield while North Albany ball magnet Archer played mainly across half forward.

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The winning WA Country women’s side.
Camera IconThe winning WA Country women’s side. Credit: WACFL

The women’s side led by a sole point at the first break before kicking three goals to one in the second term to open up a handy 19-point advantage at half-time.

Scoring dried up in the third stanza but two unanswered goals in the final term sealed the 7.5 (47) to 3.4 (22) victory.

Three final-term goals ensured the WA country men’s got home.

Perth Football League kicked three goals in the first term to lead by 11 points at the first change before Country hit back with three goals in the second to take a one-point lead at the main break.

The winning WA Country men’s side.
Camera IconThe winning WA Country men’s side. Credit: WACFL

However the tide turned again and Country went into the last term down by 10 points after conceding three goals in the third.

Country responded and a goal inside the last four minutes from Brad Holmes handed them a thrilling win, 8.9 (57) to 8.6 (54).

Woods kicked a point and was lively across half-forward.

Gnowangerup’s Fraser House also played for Country.

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