Warwick Wolves Women win

The Warwick women's team taking to the field with escorts from the juniors during Women in Football week. Pictures Rebekah Curyer.

By Tania Phillips

Warwick Wolves Women’s football side has become the first of the club’s senior teams to win at home with an impressive 6-1 win over the second Highfield team at Queens Park.

The win earned the side – who now have two wins from their past three games, a guard of honour from the men’s teams when they left the field.

“They smashed it,” Club president Dom Benz said.

“They deserved their guard of honour. It was just a culmination of women in football week. They won 6-1, they just overpowered them. The striking power of Sophie Simpson, she was getting fed good balls and they were put into the right space. With her pace and her ability to control the shooting. They just stood out. They all played really well and it was well deserved.

“Something our men’s teams good learn from.”

Simpson picked up four with Wyvill and Atherton adding one a piece.

Meanwhile the senior men’s Darling Downs Football Queensland Premier Three team has gone down to Rockville 3-1.

“We conceded the three goals in the first half,” Benz said.

“One was a free kick and it was just a really, really well placed free kick there was nothing any one could have done about it. The other two were lucky enough goals. But we won the second half so that’s what we focussed on, the fact that we won a half and we hadn’t done that yet this season. The goal came in 85th minute from Robert Davey.”

Meanwhile the Under 23 also went down to Rockville 6-0.

“The under 23s commitment has faded temporarily,” he said.

“But in saying that there have been injuries and people away so there isn’t much you can do about that.”

However, he said this was always going to be a tough season going up to the top grade this year after really successful seasons in the lower grades over the past few years and they knew they probably weren’t going to win in the first half of the year.

The game carried a little extra weight on Sunday for Benz whose brother plays for Rockville and got the “family bragging rights” in front of their dad who was celebrating his birthday on Sunday.

This week the men take on West Wanderers and the women play fourth-placed USQ all at Queens Park, Warwick on Sunday.