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Low blow: 30-goal striker out of tonight’s grand final

Captain Kirrily Low played two weeks after fracturing her leg.

INGHAM’s talismanic captain and the striker who has scored 30 goals in 16 games this season is out of tonight’s grand final against MA Olympic.

Kirrily Low has been a shining light in the side that has blitzed their way past the majority of teams they’ve faced in the Townsville women’s reserve league this season.

The Shewolves record reads: played 16, won 15, lost won, 70 goals scored and six conceded.

They won the minor premiership with a game to spare – their fixture against Brothers, which many thought would be a title-decider.

Ingham won that match 2-0 thanks to strikes from 19-year-old Akema Greenaway, who has scored 17 goals, and the rock solid Randall Perakovic, who is yet to taste defeat in a Wolves shirt this season.

It was in that match, with nothing but pride at steak, that Low fractured her leg with 20 minutes remaining – and the game all but sewn up.

She said: ‘I’m pretty devastated I couldn’t see it out.

‘It happens I suppose.

‘They are capable of bringing it home – they’ve just got to believe in themselves.’

30-goal captain Kirrily Low

‘They can do it for the club – and they can do it for themselves.’

Low has played senior football from the age of 13 and was named North Queensland’s premier league player-of-the-season in 2007, 2016 – when she won the golden boot – and 2017.

She has played in seven premier league grand finals, each time finishing runner-up.

Missing this year’s event is a devastating blow, but Low can take solace knowing that she has played a pivotal role in firing her side to the league title.

Now they have to go on and win tonight’s grand final for her.

Olympic have been in scintillating form, beating Ingham and Brothers on a recent string of wins that has fired them into second.

Striker Emma Lovelady has scored 19 goals and she will be the one to watch.

The match is being played in Townsville tonight from 7 pm.

A full report will follow in the Ingham Daily Press.

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