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SAS set sights on second

Team photo of the SAS ladies following their 12-1 win over Dream Team Girls AVOI Feminino.
Team photo of the SAS ladies following their 12-1 win over Dream Team Girls AVOI Feminino. / R. A.
  • Studs and Stilettos Ladies FC overcame a post-Christmas wobble to reinforce their position at the top end of the table

With two games in hand over most of their rivals, a 12-1 win against Dream Team Girls earlier this month saw the Fuengirola-based ladies football team cement their position in third place of the Femenino LF7 - Malaga (C.D. Naturaleza y Deporte).

An impressive start to the season propelled SAS up the league but the Christmas break looked as though it had taken its toll as the girls fought to a nervy win against Candor CF in their first game back and then suffered a home defeat to Polideportivo Mijas.

But, by the end of January, they looked to be back to winning ways with an 8-1 rout of U.D. Casares followed by another high-scoring away win, this time at the expense of Dream Team Girls on a day that saw a revitalised SAS side put 12 past their opposition. However, The team currently sitting at the bottom of the league managed to net a consolation goal to mark their coach's birthday.

New to the women's football league this season, Dream Team Girls AVOI Feminino are a group of volunteers at Hospital Materno-Infantil, Malaga, who dedicate their time to making the childrens' stay there as pleasant as possible.

Mena Sambiasi, who has been involved with Studs and Stilettos since 2014, said: "For me, Dream Team are the example of how our league should be. It's great to play against a team that wants to have fun; we share the same spirit."

The Fuengirola-based club have a couple of postponed matches to play which just happen to be against the two teams currently perched above them in the league - Paraguay and Alhaurín de la Torre B.

Their immediate focus is on the daunting task of keeping goals against to a minimum when they face a strong Paraguay side this weekend. Elishia Hartley, player-coach for SAS, told SUR in English: "I think we have every chance of beating them... The girls are really coming together and they want these wins badly."

Despite having two games in hand, an eleven-point gap means Studs and Stilettos must get something out of their postponed clashes against their main rivals to have any chance of breaking into the top two this season.

Training with Studs and Stilettos Ladies F.C. takes place at Campo Suel in Fuengirola on Wednesday evenings from 8.15pm - 10pm with all abilities welcome.