Mariners star Trimis ‘excited’ ahead of Young Matilda experience

Central Coast Mariners’ Peta Trimis was on media duty this week, following fantastic week on a personal level for the 17-year-old.

Trimis was on target last weekend as Emily Husband’s side were held at home by a strong Melbourne Victory team, and was rewarded for her impressive form with a call up to the Young Matildas for the upcoming AFC U20 Women’s Asia Cup.

The youngster will travel to Perth with the Mariners this weekend, before missing up to three Liberty A-League fixtures on international duty, should the young Matildas go all the way to the final in Uzbekistan on March 17th.

“I’m so excited, it’s going to be such a good experience and hopefully we qualify for the World Cup.” Peta said.

The aim is to keep improving, both here and with the Matildas, and to qualify.

Peta’s strike against Victory was her third of the season, and her first at Our Paradise, following goals in our 3-0 win in Canberra and 2-1 victory against Wellington at Unite Round.

“It was a tough game but it was a good feeling to get on the scoresheet and celebrate with my team mates.” Trimis said.

“The fans are always great and get behind us. It’s always a tough game against Melbourne Victory but I think we did well. We are trying to improve every week.”

Looking ahead to the trip to Perth this weekend, Trimis expects another tough battle with Glory, who returned to WA with all three points after our New Years Eve meeting.

That win put Glory within three points of top spot in the Liberty A-League at the time, but they have failed to win since, losing three and drawing two of their last five, a run that has seem them slip out of the top six.

“It’s going to be a tough game against Perth and decisive game leading towards finals, but we are going to give it our all and hopefully come away with the three points.”