TWO rounds into the Women's Northern League, the Kempsey Saints ladies side have managed to get off to an unbeaten start after a draw in their first home game of the season.
Saints took to the field sporting their eye-catching pink socks in support of the McGrath Foundation and their work providing assistance to breast cancer nurses in Australia.
Coach, Tink Sneddon, previously told the Argus sheexpected a tough encounter and the Wauchope side lived up to that expectation with a physical match on display.
The first-half saw neither side identified as the dominant team with various free-kicks awarded throughout.
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Wauchope came out of the break firing and took the lead early with a quality build of play seeing the Cedars striker one-on-one with keeper Kiara Kyle with the shot hitting the back of the net.
Saints then switched on and piled the pressure on Wauchope with Liana Tyne dribbling into the box before being brought down by a poor challenge that saw a penalty awarded.
The penalty was successful with the match finishing at 1-1, a fair reflection of an extremely tough contest.
Players player for the Saints was Lucy Barber whilst keeper Kiara Kyle was awarded the coaches award after a solid debut.
This Saturday Saints will travel to Port Macquarie to take on Port United who are coming off dominant wins with a first round 14-0 victory over the Lower Macleay Brumbies and 16-0 second round trouncing of Port FC.