THE Warrnambool Rangers women’s team returned from Ballarat 4-1 victors last night.
While the other divisions enjoyed a mid-season break, the women’s side played a catch-up round, which saw the Rangers take on Forrest for the second week in a row.
Last week Forrest walked away 0-1 winners, and the Rangers were keen to avenge that loss this week.
Coach Jim Gray said after Isobel Stewart scored the first goal early in the first half, the Rangers found the confidence they needed.
“We are a team that needs some confidence. After that first goal the second one came quickly after that and the girls were working well as a team,” Gray said.
“Heading into half-time we were 2-0 up.
“It was a good solid performance from the whole team.”
Stewart secured two goals for the Rangers, while Bobbie-Lee Lewry and Emmalee Lockwood both secured singles.
Gray said the Rangers tried a different formation in the back line, opting to have five players in defence rather than four.
“That worked well for us today, it tightened up our defence,” he said. We will look to try that again, but it just depends on the team we are playing.”
Gray said the surface of the Wendouree field was much better than that of Warrnambool’s Jones Oval last week.
“Someone mentioned that we were playing on top of the ground this week, rather than in it. The good surface allowed us some pace,” he said.
The women’s division will enjoy a week off this week, while the men’s team will travel to take on Daylesford, the under 17s will travel to Horsham and the under 15s will head to Ballarat to take on Ballarat Red.