A CRACKING golden goal ended Wagga High School's Bill Turner Cup campaign at Gissing Oval on Thursday.
A brilliant long-range goal from Elisha Wild just minutes into golden goal sent Albury High School through to the Riverina final of the Bill Turner Cup girls division.
The reigning Riverina champions were forced to do it the hard way, coming from 2-1 down and sending the game into extra-time with a goal just a few minutes out from full-time.
Goals to Jess Friend and Tamara Cochrane put Wagga High 2-1 up and within reach of a semi-final victory.
But a fine header from year seven student Rilee Steele, her second goal of the match, levelled the scores for Albury and sent the game into extra time.
Wild then managed to find the back of the net from well outside the 18 yard box just a couple of minutes into the golden goal period.
Albury High School coach Simon Porter was pleased to see his team show some fight and come back to win the game.
"Very happy. It was a very tough game, poor conditions, but happy with the way the girls fought it out after we went 2-1 down," Porter said.
"I was a little stressed. We're not used to that, we've been winning 10, 12-0 our last few games."
Albury, who made it to the final eight in the state last year, will now meet Marion Catholic College next month in the Riverina final.
"I'm expecting a tight game because it's always a Griffith side and they've usually got some quality players. We've played them the last couple of years and it's always been a tight game," Porter said.
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