THE Mount Martha women took on a Yarraville side that had only conceded four goals all season to decide who would be crowned State 5 Metropolitan champions at the home of the Matilda’s.
Two long range goals from Indie Jowett saw Mount Martha go in at half time 2-0 up.
As expected, Yarraville came out in the second half with a point to prove and clawed a goal back in the 48th minute. Not to be denied a two goal buffer Mount Martha scored straight from kick off. Yarraville could not deal with a delightful long ball from Indie Jowett that Jade Solner gleefully accepted before proceeding to beat the keeper and calmly finishing.
Mount Martha confined to weather the storm from Yarraville and despite conceding in the 94th minute were able to hang on to complete a historic double in their very first season; State 5 South East League winners and State 5 Metropolitan champions.
A fabulous team effort but special mention must go to Indie Jowett, Sophia Floris, Meredith Read and the two match saving goalkeepers Alex Tepaske and Jas Parkinson.
While the club has been in existence since 2015 and they have had girls teams in that time.
2023 was the first year Mount Martha have had a senior women’s team. The squad is made up mainly of players who have played their junior career at Mount Martha, and most are having their first year playing senior women’s football.
The squad won its division 5 South East title playing an exciting brand of football led by their head coach Robin Smith who previously coached at Mornington Soccer Club and assistant coach Harry Aylett. The team only lost one game during the season and were led on the field by Co Captains Indie Jowett and Steph Calvert.
The team will now be promoted to Division 4 South and is looking forward to a good break before starting pre-season. The team is looking for sponsors for next season. Contact Vaughan Menlove on 0402 208 902 or firstname.lastname@example.org