Mariners starlet Trimis inspires Young Matildas comeback win

There was another landmark moment in Peta Trimis’ sensational breakthrough season this weekend, as she netted her first Young Matildas goal against South Korea on Sunday evening.

The 17-year-old is on International duty at the U20 Women’s Asia Cup this month, after her impressive form for Emily Husband’s side was rewarded with a call-up.

Trimis missed Sunday’s 2-0 win over Adelaide, and could miss two more Liberty A-League fixtures, should the Young Matildas make it to the final on March 17th.

Leah Blayney’s team got their tournament underway against South Korea, finding themselves 1-0 down in incredible, snowy conditions in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

That was until a late comeback ensured a winning start to the competition, inspired by Trimis’ expertly-taken equaliser on 73 minutes.

Our young forward latched onto a forward pass by Lara Gooch before calmly converting past the keeper to put the Young Matildas on level terms, before they went on to snatch a 90th-minute winner.

For Trimis, a first Young Matildas goal is another milestone in what has already been a sensational breakthrough season.

The teenager has gone from strength to strength in her debut Liberty A-League campaign, making 16 appearances and scoring three times for the Mariners.

Her impressive form earned her this Australia U20’s call up, and also a contract upgrade at the Mariners back in January.

“Every week she is learning more and more and progressing. It felt right to push her into a full-time contract, and she is a player that we see as an important part of the club and want to keep hold of,” Emily Husband said back in January.

Trimis is next in action as the Young Matildas take on hosts Uzbekistan on Wednesday 6th March, 10pm kick off AEDT, whilst Husband’s side are now preparing for a trip north to take on Brisbane in the Liberty A-League on Saturday.