Nothing could separate the Trans-Tasman rivals | (Credit: Enzo Giordani) Nothing could separate the Trans-Tasman rivals | (Credit: Enzo Giordani)

The Young Matildas finished their three match series with the Junior Football Ferns with a Β 0 – 0 draw at Seddon Fields with the result seeing the two countries split the series 1 – 1.

Contrary to the first two matches, this encounter was a tight tussle with neither side giving up too many clear cut chances.

Australia started the match well with captain Chloe Logarzo and Game 2 goal scorer Melissa Caceras leading the midfield while Tara Andrews proved dangerous up top.

The Young Matildas best chances came early in the second half with Alisha Bass going close on several occasions only to be denied by New Zealand custodian Lily Alfeld.

The home side also managed for fashion some chances with the most dangerous when a Jasmine Pereira cross was cleared by Australia before falling to Emma Rolston whose dipping shot was tipped over by MacKenzie Arnold.

The Young Matildas now look to continue their preparation for the AFC U19 Championships with the ASEAN Football Federation Women's Championships in September.

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New ZealandΒ 0Β 

AustraliaΒ  Β  Β  Β 0

Monday 29 July, 2013

Seddon Fields, Auckland

New Zealand:Β 1 - Lily ALFELD; 2 – Holly PATTERSON; 3 – Megan LEE (19 – Briar PALMER); 4 – Catherine BOTT; 5 – Katie BOWEN (7 – Emily STOTTER); 6 – Hannah CARLSEN (8 – Hannah HOEKSEMA); 9 – Emily JENSEN ; 11 – Chloe KNOTT; 14 – Meikayla MOORE;18 – Jasmine PEREIRA (17 – Laura MERRIN);20 – Emma ROLSTON

Subs Not Used:Β 10 – Lauren DABNER; 12 – Corina BROWN; 13 – Belinda VAN NOORDEN; 15 – Briar MACNAMARA; 16 – Tayla O’BRIEN;

Australia:Β 1 – Mackenzie ARNOLD; 4 – Grace FIELD; 5 – Emma CHECKER (17 – Natasha WHEELER); 7 – Chloe LOGARZO; 8 – Natalie TOBIN; 11 – Brittany WHITFIELD (14 – Meg McLAUGHLIN); 12 – Tara ANDREWS; 13 – Melissa CACERAS (9 – Olivia PRICE); 15 – Elizabeth RALSTON; 16 – Amy HARRISON; 20 – Alisha BASS

Subs Not Used:Β 2 – Rachael SOUTAR; 3 – Alexandra HUYHN; 6 – Sally ROJAHN;; 10 – Hayley RASO; 18 – Shamiran KHAMIS;; 19 – Grace MACINTYRE