CSU Vixens win third successive Bathurst Distrct Football title

THE head of Annie Reid delivered CSU Vixens a third straight Bathurst District Football crown on Sunday at Proctor Park in a 2-1 extra time victory.

GREAT CONTEST: CSU's Kelly Houten attempts to keep the ball away from Abercrombie opponent Jess Orton in Sunday's grand final. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK

GREAT CONTEST: CSU's Kelly Houten attempts to keep the ball away from Abercrombie opponent Jess Orton in Sunday's grand final. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK

A long range screamer from Elizabeth Barron allowed the students to reply immediately after opponenets Abercrombie FC broke the nil-all deadlock inside the final 10 minutes of regular time.

In the little remaining time left before the final whistle neither side could find a second goal in a tense conclusion.

In extra time Reid headed home a cross from Megan Lamb to give CSU a memorable grand final win over the minor premiers.

“Winning three titles in a row shows CSU's dominance in the ladies competition,” CSU coach Alex Finall said.

“Throughout the year Abercrombie have been our main rival, and to get the victory in the grand final is a surreal feeling.”

Finall said the match came down more to fitness than finesse.

“Tactics go out the window in conditions like these. So the game was going to be decided on whoever was more hungry on the day,” he said.

“It's hard to single out the performers as the whole team played an amazing game.

“However, special mention should go to the midfield unit who played the entire match.”

 With Sunday’s success CSU added to 2015 and 2014 grand final wins over Millthorpe and Orange Ex-Services respectively.

Prior to those two premierships the uni women hadn’t managed victory in the competition since 1999.

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