A stunning Clare Holder performance ensured Football NSW Metro Thunder claimed the U15 Girls Championship decider in all Metro final.
Lightning started the better of the two sides as their captain Mary Stanic-Floody blasted the ball home on the turn to open the scoring.
Lightning had the bulk of the chances early on, but neither side could really control the tempo of the match. Thunder would get an equaliser with the help of an unfortunate deflection.
Claudia Cicco went to cross the ball, but it deflected off of Riley Walsh and into the back of the Lightning net.
Only minutes later and Stanic-Floody had her second of the match, tapping in at the back post as her side regained the lead.
The even nature of the play continued on the second half as both sides traded blows, bit would be the Thunder that would score first in the half.
With a free-kick in a dangerous position, Clare Holder stepped up to the ball and blasted it past the wall and into the back of the net to level the scores.
A misplaced pass at the back for the Lightning proved costly as Cicco took control of the ball and grabbed her first of the match, simultaneously giving her side the lead for the first time in the game.
The Thunder started to take control in the second half, adding another goal through Kiara Holyoake-Caceda, slotting the ball home.
With only a couple of minutes remaining, Thunder sealed the game with goals to Holder and Aurelia Collins.
After an action-packed game, it was the NSW Metro Thunder that would claim the U15 Girls title with a 6-2 win.
Clare Holder was awarded MVP after a stunning performance.