Sebastopol saves best for big stage to account for Rangers

Sebastopol Vikings division one women’s side saved one of its most damaging performances for the biggest stage.

The Vikings defeated Warrnambool Rangers 5-0 in its BDSA grand final at Morshead Park. Vikings and Rangers had fought out three close matches previously, Sebastopol winning all three 1-0.

But it made the most of its chances on Saturday.

WINNERS: Sebastopol Vikings division one women celebrate what was a clinical BDSA grand final display, defeating Warrnambool 5-0. Pictures: Dylan Burns.

WINNERS: Sebastopol Vikings division one women celebrate what was a clinical BDSA grand final display, defeating Warrnambool 5-0. Pictures: Dylan Burns.

“We knew we had the ability to score goals, the last couple of games we’ve played against them we’ve struggled to convert our opportunities – so that was our focus today,” coach Anton Maggi said.

“We knew we’d create opportunities, we just had to put them in, and we did.”

Maggi said Warrnambool were clearly its toughest opponent throughout the season, but Vikings were able to step it up a notch on the grand final stage.

Sebastopol controlled possession for much of the first half, while things evened up slightly in the second, the result was never in danger.

Deana Giovinazzo was awarded the medal for best on pitch after she booted four goals.

SCRAMBLE: The Warrnambool goal-keeper and defender scramble to keep the ball out of the net against the Vikings on Saturday.

SCRAMBLE: The Warrnambool goal-keeper and defender scramble to keep the ball out of the net against the Vikings on Saturday.

BEST ON: Vikings' Deana Giovinazzo scored four goals in the 5-0 grand final victory.

BEST ON: Vikings' Deana Giovinazzo scored four goals in the 5-0 grand final victory.

IN POSSESSION: Bridget Mcadam brings the ball to ground as Sebastopol capped a brilliant season with grand final victory on Saturday.

IN POSSESSION: Bridget Mcadam brings the ball to ground as Sebastopol capped a brilliant season with grand final victory on Saturday.

GOT IT: Vic Park White's under-16 girls celebrate its BDSA grand final triumph on Saturday. Picture: Lachlan Bence.

GOT IT: Vic Park White's under-16 girls celebrate its BDSA grand final triumph on Saturday. Picture: Lachlan Bence.