Saturday, May 16, 2009
Tandem Friends avenged an earlier season loss with a 2-1 victory over the Fighting Owls in Friday's State Semi-Final. The Badgers got on the board first after dominating early possession and play. Taking eight corner kicks in the first 20 minutes, Tandem Friends had their way early with the Wakefield mid-field and back line. The Owls equalized quickly however and began to take over play. Diane scored the Owl goal minutes after the Badger strike.
The Owls domininated position and possession for the first 25 minutes of the second half but could not solve the Badger goal keeper. Many of the Wakefield shots went high or wide and those that were on frame were saved. A Badger counter against the flow of play stunned Wakefield and gave Friends the advantage they needed to continue on to the final.
The Owls finished the season 12- 4.