Kempson's header takes CSU to Bathurst District Football women's Premier League grand final

CSU FC have booked a spot in the Bathurst District Football women’s Premier League grand final thanks to a tough 1-0 win over Eglinton DFC on Sunday.

THAT'S MINE: CSU's Paula Mitchell (right) and Eglinton FC's Nadine McAllister fight for possession during Sunday's Bathurst District Football women's Premier League preliminary final. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK

THAT'S MINE: CSU's Paula Mitchell (right) and Eglinton FC's Nadine McAllister fight for possession during Sunday's Bathurst District Football women's Premier League preliminary final. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK

A header from Meagan Kempson early in the opening was all that separated the two clubs in a closely fought preliminary final at Proctor Park.

A lofty corner from Ayla Eynard found its way to Kempson’s head.

The CSU club president was left open, due to the Eglinton defence misjudging the path of the corner, and it gave her time to direct the ball to the top right corner of the goal.

Kempson said CSU had to work overtime to keep Eglinton at bay.

“We came out very hungry to win and in that first 15 minutes or so we were dominating in possession and making those fifty-fifty passes stick,” she said.

“But after the goal it felt like we were starting to become a bit complacent and there were some nervous moments for us through the game.

“In the second half we started in a similar way to the first, coming out really determined to play.

The teams came into the game with an even head-to-head record this season, and it showed in Sunday’s sudden death clash.

After Kempson’s goal neither side were short on chances to add to the scoreboard.

However, CSU held on to keep their chances of winning a fourth straight top grade women’s title alive.

They will have to try and better a Panorama FC team who beat them 2-1 in their major semi-final.

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