Strikers keen to bounce back from tough loss

DETERMINED: Sarah Dalgleish was one of few highlights for the Eureka Strikers last weekend, as one of two goal scorers against a dominant South Yarra outfit. Picture: Luka Kauzlaric
DETERMINED: Sarah Dalgleish was one of few highlights for the Eureka Strikers last weekend, as one of two goal scorers against a dominant South Yarra outfit. Picture: Luka Kauzlaric

Ballarat Eureka Strikers are looking to make amends against Keilor Park after their most disappointing loss of the season.

The Strikers will host the fifth-placed Keilor at Morshead Park on Sunday, after going down 5-0 the previous time the two teams met.

After a 12-goal defeat to South Yarra last week, which is the Strikers’ biggest loss of the season, the team is expecting to put on a more competitive performance. 

One of the key focuses will be attack on the ball in the 18-yard box, which the squad has focused on during this week’s training sessions.

Natalie Barbara will be available to play a full game, after only playing in the second half last weekend due to football commitments.

Barbara won the Herald Sun Shield grand final with Ballarat Grammar at the MCG on the same day as the Strikers’ game.

In a positive for the Strikers, Lisie Dodds will play her second consecutive game after returning from a knee injury.

Dodds adds scoring power up forward and was one of two goal scorers last week.

The Strikers are yet to win a game this season.

Georgia Morgan, Claire Demuth, Alannah Stevens, Hannah Sawkins, Vanessa Yung, Kassy Stabb (C), Tamsyn Smith, Alysha Reisacher, Kate Lyons(GK), Sarah Dagliesh, Molly Esmonde, Lisie Dodds, Eliza Clayworth, Natalie Barbara.