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National football back in the capital – Canberra United in the Women’s League

By Kitchen Man - 10 November 2008 1

It was so good to be able to see a Canberra team playing here, in a national football competition yesterday afternoon at McKellar.  There were nearly 2000 in attendance to see Canberra United take on the Central Coast Mariners in the W-League but it seemed like much more.  Certainly the Grandstand was full and there was plenty of colour and noise on the outer side of the ground. 

 The first half was a bit scrappy from both sides.  The Central Coast put away a couple of goals in the second half.  One was very soft…and the other was just a beautifully sweet strike of the ball from way out wide.  Canberra finished the game with just one goal through a well deserved penalty and the Mariners outfit played most of the second half with just 10 players after their goalie was sent off.

 McKellar is a great venue.  The atmosphere was sensational and we’ll be going back when they play at home next.  If you go next time, remember to get there half an hour before kick off, because parking is a little tricky.

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National football back in the capital – Canberra United in the Women’s League
RAGD 2:52 pm 10 Nov 08

I went with the fam, it was a good day out. Parking wasn’t so much a problem when we got there, finding a seat in the grandstand was a bit more difficult, but we found good seats anyways. The only problem with the venue will probably be that they won’t be able to fit everyone in. It was nearly full for their first game out there, if they start to get a bigger following they will have to find somewhere else to play.

Pity about the result too, Canberra had an extra player for nearly all the second half, they should have used it to their advantage. Oh well, things like that will come with a bit more experience.

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