2017 Bass Strait Cup | Victoria v Tasmania

KEY COG: Tasmania's Women's Super League player of the year and Launceston City star Beth Bygrave will represent the state against Victoria on Saturday. Picture: Solstice Digital
KEY COG: Tasmania's Women's Super League player of the year and Launceston City star Beth Bygrave will represent the state against Victoria on Saturday. Picture: Solstice Digital

TASMANIA is hoping to make a means for last year’s Bass Strait cup loss to Victoria in Melbourne on Saturday.

Some of the state’s best women will again take on their interstate rivals at David Barro Stadium, Bulleen, from 3pm.

Tasmania won the inaugural cup in 2013, with Victoria winning the following two meetings in 2015 and last year on the Apple Isle 5-nil.

Football Federation Tasmania have selected a strong side including Launceston’s City’s Caitlin Storay and Bethany Bygrave.

Coach Michael Edwards’ 16-women team will have WNPL Victoria players Aimee Medwin, Olivia Edwards and Isabella Gee at its disposal, along with Belconnen United (ACT) star Jessie Williams.

Edwards will need to make some tough selection choices with a plethora of quality midfield options available for his starting XI.

The final make-up of his defensive unit will also need to be spot on with Victoria boasting plenty of scoring options.

PAST MEETINGS

  • 2013: Tasmania 1 def Victoria 0
  • 2015: Victoria 4 def Tasmania 1
  • 2016: Tasmania 0 lt Victoria 5 

TEAM TASSIE

Holly Ayton, Adelyn Ayton (Taroona), Alyssa Bowden, Georgia Burt, Kayla Mason, Danielle Kannegiesser (Hobart Zebras), Bethany Bygrave, Caitlin Storay (Launceston City), Olivia Edwards, Isabella Gee (FC Bulleen Lions), Olivia Gardner (Kingborough Lions), Lucy Johnson, Inocent Michael, Caitlin Roberts (Olympia FC), Aimee Medwin (South Melbourne), Jessie Williams (Belconnen United).