Winston Hills Bears win inaugural Hills Football Women's Cup

The Winston Hills Bears women’s team have wrapped up the first Hills Football Women’s Cup with a 2-1 win over Castle Hill United on Tuesday night.

The teams traded goals early before Winston Hills’ Emily Salinas scored the match-winner just before half-time.

A scoreless second half sealed the result for the Bears, who had claimed the combine Hills Football and North West Women’s Football Competition championship with a 3-2 win over Epping FC on Sunday afternoon.

Captain Georgia Donovan said it capped off a memorable season.

“This has been a real fairy tale season for us actually,” she said.

“We started off really strong with a full team and about halfway through we started hitting injuries and we were struggling to fill the team.

“I’m really proud everyone banded together, kept showing up, kept playing their hardest and it really paid off.”

Castle Hill started off with some early chances before captain Clair Watt opened the scoring with a classy goal from with the outside of her foot into the bottom right hand corner.

Winston Hills hit back almost immediately through Donovan.

The game was played at a high pace when Salinas broke the deadlock with a superb free kick over the wall.

Donovan, who also turned 25 on Monday, said Castle Hill made it a tough game.

“I really respect United,” she said.

“We’ve come up against them a couple of times over the years and they always make us fight. They push us to play our best, which is why we like playing them because they make us play the best football we can.”

The Hills Football Men’s Cup final between Castle Hill United and Baulkham Hills FC will be held tonight (Wednesday) at 7.20pm at Valentines Sports Park.