Soccer: East Fremantle claims Women’s Metropolitan Cup after penalty shootout win over Joondalup City

East Fremantle won the Women’s Metropolitan Cup title.
East Fremantle won the Women’s Metropolitan Cup title.

EAST Fremantle Soccer Club has been crowned champion of the Women’s Metropolitan Cup Final after a come-from-behind 4-2 win over Joondalup City.

The team was two goals down and all but out of the game when a second half push saw it peg one goal back through Claire Vandermeren, and then another via Tabitha Callander to level the game at 2-2 at the end of regular time.

Heading straight to a penalty shootout, East Fremantle showed nerves of steel to win the title off the back of a Rosie Lang spot kick.

East Fremantle coach Rob De Kleine said he was “ecstatic” with the win.

“The game plan worked out for us,” he said.

“We hoped to win in normal time but we got back from a couple of unlucky goals.

“All credit to the girls who kept believing in themselves and managed to get it back to 2-2 and finish it off on penalties.”