Western Pride Women started pre-season on a high with a 3-0 friendly win over Gold Coast City Women at Kippen Park on Saturday. (23rd Jan, 2016)
Len Manwaring’s tenure in charge of the Ipswich side began on a high note with three second-half goals seeing off last year’s beaten Grand Finalists.
Pride have compiled an almost entirely fresh squad for the new season having notched six wins and a draw in 2015 to finish eighth.
Following a scoreless first-half in their first outing, the hosts broke the deadlock shortly after the restart when Nikki Hubbard latched received a pass from fellow attacker Melissah Von Bischoffshausen to make it 1-0.
Words – Matt Dorman
Image – Chris Simpson