IT may only have been their second game, but the Old Collegians youth girls footballers are quickly adapting to their new sport.
The Warriors – who are preparing to take on Hamilton Kangaroos under lights this Friday from 6.30pm at Melville Oval – improved greatly from their first scoreless contest to defeat local rivals Warrnambool in their interleague curtain-raiser on Saturday.
Old Collegians coach Rod Ryan said the 3.5 (23) to 1.0 (6) win at Reid Oval was a pleasing step forward.
“The girls thought they’d won the grand final, the way they carried on,” he laughed.
“Their first game they had no idea what was going on … (but) this time they kept their positions a little better.
“They were able to get their skills a little higher, too. There were instances we were able to implement a couple of set plays.”
The Warriors’ round three opponents Hamilton Kangaroos are top of the ladder, have won both their games without conceding a point.
Meanwhile, South Warrnambool will also be chasing its second win after getting the points against Horsham Demons, while Portland is looking to bounce back after a tough match against early pacesetters Horsham Saints.