Abercrombie go down fighting in Bathurst District Football women's first grade

ABERCROMBIE FC might have fallen one win short of the Bathurst District Football women’s first grade crown but they made a strong impression in their debut season.

The team was on the wrong end of a 2-1 extra time score in Sunday’s grand final against CSU at Proctor Park in a wet and slow match.

CLOSE: Abercrombie's Kaylah Upton on the ball in Sunday's match.

CLOSE: Abercrombie's Kaylah Upton on the ball in Sunday's match.

AFC were still able to claim the minor premiership in their first year in the competition and came incredibly close to the major prize.

They got on the board first through a Kirstyn Schumacher header, via a well-directed Katie Long corner inside the final 10 minutes.

CSU were able to respond instantly and found the crucial extra-time goal to take their third successive title.

“The two best teams in the competition were there at the end and I couldn’t be more proud of the girls’ efforts this year,” AFC coach Ian North said.

“To be able to get the minor premiership and push the team going for three in a row is amazing.”

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