Linda Dudek hits four as Quake ease past depleted Warriors


Dural Warriors  1 def by.  Campbelltown Quake  6

Dural could have taken the lead early when Georgia Donovan intercepted a cross court pass and sped off toward goal with her drive forcing a great save from Ashley Brown in goal. Shortly after Jacqueline Frier had a shot that Ashley Brown parried away.
The Quake began the half with their top side and soon took the lead when Leesa Thompson sped down the left side and crossed for Linda Dudek who nicely held off the defence with a dummy then slammed the ball into the far corner.
The Quake girls were moving through the gears and forcing Dural back. Thompson ran down the right and fed Dudek who passed to Stephanie Haim but she inexplicably missed from close range. Stephanie then had another shot on goal but Sarah Mokhtar an outfield player deputising in goal saved well.
Dural were not managing to mark the quick moving Quake players close to goal and Stephanie Haim almost scored but her toe poke on goal was saved by Sarah Mokhtar.
Dural created a nice move when Georgia Donovan passed to Demelza Howard who fed the ball wide to Shayna Killey but her shot was scrambled out of play by the Quake defence.
Linda Dudek scored a fine solo goal when she sped down the right and her fierce shot squeezed between keeper and the post to make it 2-0.
Campbelltown extended their lead from a quick counter attack when Laura Donnelly laid the ball off for Claire Walsh supporting down the right side to fire the ball home to give Quake a 3-0 lead.
Dural scored a great goal from a quick counter attack when Georgia Donovan ran the ball up court and laid it off to Jacqueline Frier whose shot flew across the keeper and into the corner of the net for a 3-1 scoreline.
Just before halftime Claire Walsh held off the defence and passed to Ashley Francis whose shot was saved by Sarah Mokhtar then Durals Jacqueline Frier had a shot saved by Ashley Brown.
Three minutes into the second half Campbelltown virtually sealed the game when Thompson passed inside to Linda Dudek who held off the defence to crash the ball into the top corner.
Linda then tapped in her fourth goal which involved a nice one-two with Stephanie Haim to give the Quake an unassailable 5-1 lead.
Quake scored their final goal when Lauren Ralston brought the ball down court and teed up Leesa Thompson who neatly slipped the ball passed the oncoming keeper to make it 6-1.
Stephanie Haim didn?t have her scoring boots on but she was providing some good passes for her team mates as she nicely lifted the ball over a crowded mid-court for Dudek whose attempt looped over the bar.
Demelza Howard had a volley saved by the keeper and Quakes Laura Donnelly played a nice one-two with Caitlin Jarvie but her shot crashed against the post and out of play.
From a quick counter attack Adele Granata passed to Georgia Donovan but her shot was well turned over by Ashley Brown in goal.
Dural tried to pressure Quake for a late goal but the Quake defence held them off and in the end showed why they are leading the premiership running out comfortable 6-1 winners. 
Dural have had to field depleted sides for the last few weeks which is clearly affecting their performance and they will welcome the new year when they get the majority of their playing roster back.
Dural                                                                            Campbelltown
17. Rebecca Perry                                                         1. Ashley Brown
4. Georgia Donovan                                                       2. Lauren Ralston
5. Jacqueline Frier                                                         3. Claire Walsh
6. Demelza Howard                                                       4. Stephanie Haim
8. Caitlyn Mahony                                                          5. Leesa Thompson
 4. Shayna Killey                                                           6. Linda Dudek
15. Sarah Mokhtar                                                         7. Ashley Francis
17. Rebecca Perry                                                         8. Sarah Semaan
19. Adele Granata                                                          9. Rebecca Nelson
                                                                                    10. Laura Donnelly
                                                                                    11. Lisa Seeney
                                                                                    13. Caitlyn Jarvie
Dural –  Jacqueline Frier
Campbelltown ? Linda Dudek 4, Leesa Thompson, Claire Walsh


Fouls ? Dural 2
            Campbelltown 3
Yellow Cards ? Campbelltown 1
Red Cards –  none

Officials  –  Ashley Medway, Nick Backo

By Peter Davies