Round 13 Preview – NPL 2 NSW Men’s

Round 13, will it be lucky for some?

With the Mid-Season window open for registrations, there is sure to be enough player movements to whip a whirlwind. Sides will be swooping in to secure names to bolster their squads as we head into the second half of the season.

Who will be stepping out and stepping up this weekend?

Match of the Round: Central Coast Mariners FC vs. Northern Tigers FC – 3pm Sunday 26th May, Pluim Park

The Mariners were back in the winners circle last week with an impressive performance against Spartans. All cylinders were fired up and the young lads narrowed in on goal with clinical precision.

The win was a successful rebound from their previous match at home and they return to Pluim Park this weekend with a skip in their stride ready to once again prove the coast is no friendly place to visit.

Tigers had a topsy turvy week which included taking a point from the league leaders but also losing their points from Round 1. Having been stripped of the points sees the side slide down to bottom end of mid-table.

It’s extra motivation for the visitors adding to an already burning desire to make the finals.

We’re set for a solid matchup on Sunday afternoon, it’s a fixture that comes at a key point in the season that can set you up for the remainder of the season.

Blacktown Spartans FC vs. St George FC – 7pm Saturday 25th May, Blacktown Football Park

Spartans were outclassed by the Mariners last week and you can bet as soon as the final whistle blew they were preparing for the next fixture.

There is always a silver lining and whilst they suffered a painful result, they have remained amongst the mid-table mix and are still positioned well to battle for a finals place.

In front of the home-fans it’s a good fixture to rebound against a lowly Saints side.

The Saints last week engaged in a long and hard battle against Hills and picked up a worthy point away from home. Still searching for goals the side went achingly close to breaking through and scoring their first in three matches.

Wally Savor will be hoping his side can replicate the Mariners efforts last week and smack a few past the Spartans but they have got to hit just one first.

That and their amazing effort to dump NPL NSW Men’s heavyweights APIA Leichhardt Tigers out of the FFA Cup in their 1-0 victory on Tuesday evening pushing them to the final stage of the FFA Cup Preliminary matches.

GHFA Spirit FC vs. North Shore Mariners FC – 7pm Saturday 25th May, Christie Park

Spirit were beaten to the punch by Mounties last week and their relatively slow start cost them dearly whereas it was more of the same from North Shore, a mix of composure and ruthlessness in front of goal.

North Shore will be bringing the intensity from the start and Spirit will have to be prepared to match.

It’s a top four clash with each side out to prove they belong amongst those in the current ascendancy and who has the better strike man leading the lines.

Macarthur Rams FC vs. Hills United FC – 7pm Saturday 25th May, Lynwood Park

Macarthur recent steady run came to a halt as City picked up the win on their home soil.

The Rams left it a little too late to get themselves into the match and Claudio Canosa must surely be planning to utilise his attacking weapons that have been sitting on the bench from the start in this one.

They have cracked double digits in the goals for column and after knowledge of a struggling St George side holding the rampant Hills at bay, they will consider themselves in with a sniff of matching the feat or better.

Hills free flowing attacking end were held to nil last week against the Saints, a truly rare sight this season.

They will consider their inability to hit he net last week as more of an off-day rather than being tied up by an impenetrable defence.

With numerous outlets capable of finding the net, they will be eager to get back on the pitch and pick apart the Rams.

Western Sydney Wanderers FC vs. Mounties Wanderers FC – 7pm Saturday 25th May, Sydney United Sports Centre

Western Sydney Wanderers were ultimately saved by Marley Peterson in the dying moments of last week’s match. He is yet another youngster who is popping up in decisive moments for Arthur Diles side and it’s another promising sign that the young core is learning how to secure points in difficult moments.

It will be a tough test this week up against an experienced Mounties side, we will have to wait and see if they are capable of performing once again beyond their years.

Mounties secured a clean sheet and three points, two things that haven’t seemingly been associated with the side this season. Brian ‘Bomber’ Brown’s men were however dealt a massive blow midweek as they were knocked out of the FFA Cup thanks to a 3-1 loss to NPL 3 NSW Men’s outfit Dulwich Hill which would have hurt the club in more ways than one.

With the transfer window open, is it the first of more to come and a push to the finals?

We eagerly await to see the true force of Mounties attacking weapons and they could be on full show this weekend as they always aim to rise to the occasion against Western Sydney.

Canterbury Bankstown FC vs. Rydalmere Lions FC – 7pm Saturday 25th May, Crest Athletic Centre

Whilst they did lose once again, Canterbury definitely competed in last week’s match and though it isn’t much, it’s the little things right now they need to focus on in order to change the big picture.

Those little things could soon become big and the side could be set to bring some much needed support. They are still yet to taste victory this season and at this stage almost anything will do.

Rydalmere were their own worst enemy last weekend, having conceded an equaliser so soon into the second half, the side lost all momentum and their foothold in the match.

With the window open, their youthful pride is likely to get a boost of experience over the coming weeks. The matchup against last placed Canterbury is a chance to really hone their teeth and prowl into a run for the finals.

St George City FA vs. Bonnyrigg White Eagles FC – 3pm Sunday 26th May, Jubilee Oval

Both sides picked up important wins last week and it is yet another enticing Sunday afternoon fixture.

Wayne O’Sullivan’s first match at the helm of Bonnyrigg ended in victory cries and it has moved them up into the top six.

Bonnyrigg will be pleased with the progress they have made and that little taste will give them motivation to make even more moves up the ladder.

City have been down to bare bones in the recent weeks having suffered injury after injury and players leaving the club. A good core of players still remain and whilst you don’t expect to be headline breaking signings, the side will be willing to give it their all.

NPL 2 Chief Writer – Marcus Flottmann

Twitter – @MarcusFlottmann

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Round 12 Preview – NPL 2 NSW Women’s

We’re past the halfway mark in the National Premier Leagues 2 competition, as the teams know where they stand and importantly, where they need to be, come the end of the season.

This weekend will help to shape the ladder with six exciting contests.

Match of the Round: UNSW FC vs Inter Lions, Sunday 26 May, 3pm, Seymour Shaw

Match of the Round heads south once again. Seymour Shaw is the venue when two sides in UNSW FC and Inter Lions, aiming to get themselves out of the bottom rung of the ladder, starting Sunday afternoon.

Inter Lions found their roar in securing a solid 2-1 victory against St George FC to get themselves off the duck egg for the season. Meanwhile, UNSW FC continued to flounder, as they fell 3-nil to Central Coast Mariners in the first of two home games at Seymour Shaw.

The Lions might have started the season slowly, but coach Mario Coiro has his side gelling well as we move into the second half of the season. Natasha Camporeale has been their regular goal threat and Inter will be confident in making it back-to-back victories against an out-of-sorts UNSW FC.

UNSW FC themselves will eye this contest with a chance to get themselves some valuable points. They triumphed 2-nil, in their flowing start to the season which had them in the top half. Alex Nolan knows he has goal threats in Alexandra O’Rourke and Jessie Kuang that could find them the required goals.

Western NSW Mariners vs Central Coast Mariners, Sunday 26 May, 1:05pm, Sir Jack Brabham Park

The battle of the Mariners comes to Orange! A resurgent Central Coast side travel to take on their sister club Western NSW in the early game to kick-off the second half of the competition.

Last weekend was a fantastic one for the Central Coast side. They took home six points, scored 12 goals and moved into sixth position on the ladder. Western NSW had their chances to upset APIA, but fell to a slender one-goal defeat.

Whilst this home stand didn’t get off to the flying start, they wanted. Western NSW Mariners have a solid period in the next month or so, to shoot themselves back up the ladder. Sitting nine points out of the finals race, Josh Ward’s side need to find the winning feeling again.

In the other dugout, Dan Barrett’s side have found their form. Gabrielle Blanch and Danielle Wise are finding the back of the net regularly, alongside the tireless work from midfielder Jade Mcatemney has them primed to complete the season double against their sister club.

Sutherland Shire FA vs Marconi Stallions, Sunday 26 May, 3pm, Harrie Denning Centre

Goals are on the agenda at Harrie Denning Centre! Sutherland Shire FA welcome Marconi Stallions in a top five clash on Sunday afternoon.

Both sides come into the contest off victories. Sutherland Shire FA become the sole unbeaten side with a 2-nil success against Gladesville whilst Marconi had a fruitful trip to Nowra, triumphing 9-nil against Southern Branch FC.

Sutherland Shire FA now sit alone on the throne, the only side left with a perfect record. Sutherland FA built their foundation with a solid defense marshalled by Hannah Ryan between the sticks. That allows their forwards the freedom to find the goals needed to keep their reign going on deep into the season.

The Stallions remain the mystery of the NPL2 NSW Women’s competition. On their day, they can blow teams away with their strike force, headed by Jasmin Courtenay and Ceyda Cambaz. Mark Turvey will want to claim a huge scalp against one of their top five rivals and avenge their thrashing back in round one.

Southern Branch FC vs SD Raiders FC, Sunday 26 May, 3pm, South Nowra Football Complex

SD Raiders keep of the second half of their campaign with a trip to Nowra, taking on Southern Branch FC in the last of the 3pm kick-offs on Sunday afternoon.

Both sides come into this contest off losses. SD Raiders fell into seventh after their tense 2-1 loss to Nepean FC whilst Southern Branch FC were thrashed 9-nil by a rampant Marconi Stallions.

It has been a downbeat month for SD Raiders FC. Three losses and a draw have plunged them into seventh, five points out of the finals. Terry Gray will earmark this game as one to get his side back on track against the ninth placed Southern Branch, to complete a season sweep.

Gladesville Ravens vs APIA Leichhardt Tigers, Sunday 26 May, 6pm, Christie Park

Back at home, trying to get back on track, Gladesville Ravens take on fellow competition heavyweight, APIA Leichhardt Tigers under the bright lights of Christie Park on Sunday evening.

APIA Leichhardt Tigers were tested but kept their streak going into double figures with a 1-nil result against Western NSW Mariners. Meanwhile, Gladesville tasted defeat for the first time this season, 2-nil down at Harrie Denning Centre.

Back in Round 1, Gladesville kicked their season off in style with their victory against APIA. Now, they look to complete a season double over the ambitious club at Christie Park. The Ravens had an off-afternoon last week but there is enough class in their line-up started by midfielder Yume Kashima to repeat the dose.

For APIA, they have been stuck by injury in recent weeks. Due to those series of injuries, APIA have recruited NPL1 duo Amy Dahdah and Doris Osman to help flesh out their side. The visitors will hope to reverse the result from the opening weekend, to jump into second spot on the ladder.

St George FC vs Nepean FC, Sunday 26 May, 6pm, St George Stadium

Looking to consolidate their spot in the top five, Nepean FC hit the road as they complete their season series with St George FC on Sunday night at St George Stadium.

Nepean FC are riding high with their win streak, the latest being a 2-1 success against SD Raiders FC which keeps them in fifth position. St George FC were unable to build on their first victory of the season, losing 2-1 against Inter Lions.

The Saints are off the bottom of the ladder, out of finals contention but can play spoiler for the second half of the season. Nepean FC hasn’t been at their fluid best in recent weeks, so Alan Tasses will have to be on their guard if they are to avoid being burnt down near the sea.

By Justin Davies (@JustDavies90)

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Round 12 Review – NPL 2 NSW Men’s

Saturday night football in the National Premier Leagues 2 NSW once again brought the action and excitement.

Some big results over the weekend means some interesting moves on the table are made.

Find out who made the most of their chances and came out on top!

Match of the Round

Bonnyrigg White Eagles v Canterbury Bankstown FC

Bonnyrigg White Eagles secured another important three points against Canterbury Bankstown FC in an affair with plenty of spills and thrills under new head coach Wayne O’Sullivan.

Each side was forced into quickly adapting to the slippery surface, with players on numerous occasions losing their footing. Despite this, from the outset both had their share of chances.

Canterbury got the first real shot at goal when Nikita Andricopoulos crossed to find Jake Bradshaw, though his header flew marginally over the bar.

Bonnyrigg responded in kind as Asmir Kadric found space in the box and wound up a strike, it too being sent over the bar. He would only miss once before he hit the target, as minutes later he put his side ahead. Richie Darko made a weaving run then slid in a perfect ball to Kadric, who calmly slotted the ball into the back of the net.

It was a bit of a gut punch for Canterbury as they were looking to have Bonnyrigg a little uneasy at the back, however, as the game continued Bonnyrigg with the lead began to play with comfort and confidence.

The home side continue to bide their time and refused to press forward unnecessarily, patiently waiting for the opportune moment to strike. Canterbury held strong at the back and limited their opponents advances as best they could, making their own chances on the break to decent effect.

Toshihisa Saikawa was tasked with a tough assignment, yet his energy was one of the main positive lights for the visitors and he was almost rewarded for his efforts as his rose high to head a cross, again though it flew just over the bar.

That rounded out the first period and match was well poised as the second half beckoned.

In need of getting onto the front foot, Canterbury made some positional changes and looked to take a more offensive approach to their hosts. Despite their changes though it was the home side who would take advantage, with more space to run Bonnyrigg were able to counter and conjure up more chances.

Goran Subara was Johnny-on-the-spot to tap home from close range but the celebrations were halted for an offside flag. Canterbury weren’t doing themselves any favours and a poor back-pass played in Gregory Kondek who teed up a strike. Fortunately, Alexander Sopina came to the rescue and his late touch deflected the ball wide of the goal.

Minutes later Kondek had another golden chance to strike having been set up by Amar Adilovic, though with the goal begging to he struck it too firmly and send it over the bar.

Having survived the onslaught Canterbury began to come alive, Aaron D’Mello streaking forward from midfield and rifling off a shot that beat keeper James Chronopoulos but fortunately for the home side struck the post then rebounded out. The resulting corner presented more danger and if not for Chronopoulos’ quick reaction save, the match would have been tied up.

With twenty minutes remaining and play continuing to be a stranglehold, it seemed that Canterbury were beginning to run low on steam. It would lead to David Vrankovic with the next best chance, though as previously in the match, his header flew over the bar. He then unselfishly fed the ball to Aaron Peterson with only the keeper to beat, yet Enol Ordonez-Suarez made one of the saves of the match to deny the goal.

The corner that resulted from the save was almost curled in by Richie Darko then the follow up rebound headed over the bar once again, this one coming from Goran Subara.

That was the tale of the match, so many chances to hit the net, yet the target lay waiting.

David Vrankovic given one last chance to make amends for earlier, his header flying straight and true only to be cleared off the line at the last.

Bonnyrigg ending the match victors against a valiant Canterbury side.

Match Stats

Bonnyrigg White Eagles 1 (A. Kadric)

Canterbury Bankstown FC 0

Bonnyrigg White Eagles: D. Vrankovic, J. Chronopoulos, S. Savicic, S. Gallaway, J. Mckenzie, B. Smith, G. Subara, J. Armson, R. Darko, M. Rodic, A. Adilovic, H. Jasli, A. Kadric, A. Peterson, M. Symington, G. Kondek

Canterbury Bankstown FC: C. Andricopoulos, N. Andricopoulos, J. Bradshaw, A. D’Mello, S. Drewery, N. Marco, D. Mcmurray, J. Nicolaou, T. Saikawa, A. Sopina, G. Vagerakas, E. Ordonez Suarez

Blacktown Spartans FC 1 vs. Central Coast Mariners FC 5

Central Coast blew away Spartans on Saturday evening with ruthlessness and clinical finishing to ensure they remain in the hunt for a finals position.

With Spartans scraping together a side it was always going to be difficult yet they peppered the Mariners goal early on setting positive signs for the side. Though within a space of five minutes mid-way through the first half, the Mariners were up three goals to the good.

An own goal kicked off the scoring spree followed by Kyle Johnson and Aidan Taouil hitting the net and the visitors were then in the box seat.

A fourth came shortly before the first period ended as Jordan Smylie notched his first for the night. The score line reflecting a mountain to climb if the comeback was on, Spartans rattled, had to conjure up some magic if they were to make anything of the match.

Whilst they did come out with the intention to get something for their hard work, Jordan Smylie completed his brace shortly after the restart effectively sealing the deal.

Lachlan Rose did notch a goal for the home side and they still produced chances to get back more than a consolation, however the Mariners defensive efforts were outstanding, capping off a strong performance.

Hills United FC 0 vs. St George FC 0

Whilst it wasn’t a win, the Saints can claim their result with Hills as a little win looking at the bigger picture. Picking up points off Hills hasn’t been easy this season and to share the spoils away from home for a side struggling to find wins is a decent outcome.

Hussein Akil thought his goal was one for the good but was denied by a call of offside and Kevin Lopes was unfortunate to strike the crossbar.

Hills had a solid chance with a header from a free kick which was knocked down toward goal, the bounce however to high and ending up just over the bar. They will disappointed that they couldn’t make the best of their opportunities but with both sets of keepers and defenders putting in a top performance ultimately the draw a fair result.

Macarthur Rams FC 1 vs. St George City FA 2

St George City picked up just their third win of the season against the Rams and the result now jumps them above close-town rivals St George Saints. Matthew Mayora and Bill Tsanidis the deciding figures for City leading to both goals.

In a tricky affair, the two sides went hammer and tong at each other through the first stanza, each accruing their share of opportunities. The match was playing out evens and it would seem it would be back to the drawing board as half-time loomed.

Yet, the scores would finally be opened by City, albeit rather fortunately as a Rams defensive deflection turned the ball into the own net during injury time, the perfect way to end the half for City.

The goal shifted the match momentum to City and they capitalised by scoring quickly after the restart, heaping the pressure on the poor scoring Rams.

Try as they might, Macarthur were unable to break through, City looking comfortable on and off the ball as the clock dwindled down.

With time running out and the game still to chase, the Rams looked to the bench for some sort of revival. Up stepped Jamie Dib, who turned super sub in a matter of minutes after coming on. With striker’s instinct kicking in, he surged toward the box and pounced on a defensive error, before deftly lifting his strike over the keeper with precision.

The Rams raced the clock for an equaliser yet it would be the end of the ninety that won the race confirming three points went home with City.

Northern Tigers FC 1 vs. Western Sydney Wanderers FC 1

It was a classic NPL 2 battle between the Tigers and the Wanderers and no surprises the spoils were shared.

The first half was relatively even, with each side able to break into stride and make attempts at goal, the Wanderers narrowing in after striking the crossbar twice. Though moments before the half-time whistle, Shervin Adeli banged home from a free kick to give the Tigers momentum heading in to the second period.

With the sides retuning for the second period, the Wanderers seemed to lose their grove yet maintained a good control of possession

Tigers continued to hold their ground, but perhaps it was a move that invited a little too much pressure as ultimately, the Wanderers who only had eyes for goal found an equaliser.

Marley Peterson beating the clock and fired home late, securing a point for the Wanderers and the sides settling for evens after a tough affair.

Mounties Wanderers FC 2 vs. GHFA Spirit FC 0

Big front man Tai Smith secured a quick fire first half brace for Mounties and the lads from Mt Pritchard held their lead for the remainder of the match to secure an important three points heading towards mid-season.

The early counter was the trick for Mounties and they caught Spirit off-guard, able to penetrate and make the most of their early chances.

Having conceded early Spirit worked hard to gain a grip in the game and would hold the majority of possession. With all their possession though they lacked a little decisiveness in the final third which would see their opportunities go begging.

Mounties defensive line putting in one of their better performances this season to ensure they kept a clean sheet and secure the win.

Rydalmere Lions FC 1 vs. North Shore Mariners FC 3

North Shore had Smith to once again thank for filling the highlight reel, yet on this occasion it was not the one at the top of the golden boot race. Marquin Smith firing a fantastic hat-trick to give his side another win and secure second place on the ladder.

It was a super-hot start by the Lions, as Aaron Avery was wheeling away in celebration just as five minutes hit the clock. The first period was some of the best football Chris Camilleri side has played and with the side brimming in confidence the outlook was all positive for the second half.

The second half whistle blew and that was all shut down in a matter of seconds as almost immediately North Shore pounced on a defensive mistake and levelling up the tie. Knocking the wind out of the hosts, North Shore continued with their tails up and it was no surprise to see them take the lead with just over twenty to play.

Rydalmere did not abandon all hope and it appeared they had recovered when they hit the net for a second time, yet their goal was called back for offside. With the chase on to get back into the match, it took a toll on the Lions as North Shore held steady.

Given another chance, Marquin Smith capped off his impressive outing by completing his hat-trick, punishing the Lions and condemning them to contend with defeat.

NPL 2 Chief Writer – Marcus Flottmann

Twitter – @MarcusFlottmann

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Round 11 Review – NPL 2 NSW Women’s

It was a monumental week in the land of National Premier Leagues 2 NSW Womens as the top two sides clashed meanwhile there was an even split of home and away victories to keep the suspense higher than voting in the Eurovision Song Contest. Let’s get onto the review.

Match of the Round: Sutherland Shire FA 2 defeated Gladesville Ravens 0

There is only one unbeaten side left in NPLNSW 2 Womens – it is Sutherland Shire FA!

Sutherland FA took that mantle with a pair of second half goals that saw them run out 2-nil victors against Gladesville Ravens today at Harrie Denning Centre in a tight tussle.

Both sides had been attacking powerhouses thus far this season, but today was a chess match between the two, as they aim to gain a psychological blow before the finals. Sutherland Shire FA netted twice between the 59-70th minute from Jordan Baker and Genevieve Nisbet which took them to the top of the National Premier Leagues 2 NSW Womens ladder.

For Gladesville Ravens, it was a case of their missed chances hurting them. Emily Diaz, a menace for the Shire FA defense all contest, missed a few chances that she would regularly put away including whacking one against the crossbar. The visitors will use this as a lesson they hope to not repeat again further down the line against Shire FA.

The game got off to a rapid start, Jordan Baker released Brittany Christie with a precise pass that left the latter bouncing into the area. Christie couldn’t match the effort of the pass as she blazxed the ball high of the goal.

Christie went closer in the 9th minute, she cut inside well, created space and fizzed an effort that required saving at the near post from Ravens goalkeeper, Eri Arikawa. Shire FA starting brighter in a first half that was dominated by the midfields.

Once Ravens got a foot into the contest, they started to find some space for their crosses. Carlie Ikonomou and Amelia Vitek provided service that fell onto the head of the Ravens attackers but were sent wide of the net.

On the half hour mark, Emily Diaz, the Ravens prolific scorer tried to get in on the act. She profited from an errant pass from Sutherland Shire FA, produced a first-time strike which crashed against the crossbar then fell agonisingly wide.

Sutherland Shire FA ended the half on top, denied by the superb work of Arikawa. First, the custodian judged rightly to smother an opportunity from Baker in the 40th minute then denied Shire FA with two important saves to take us to the break at 0-0.

Kasia Wojtowicz tried to break open the contest in the 47th minute when she received a pin-point pass in the area, turned well but her shot cannoned high into the back fencing. Her effort was quickly followed by Diaz being denied on the line, as the game searched for the opener.

Sutherland Shire FA would find the opener right on the hour mark. A free-kick from the left-hand side lofted over the entire Ravens defensive line, Baker timed her run perfectly, chipped Arikawa expertly, to make it 1-nil.

Ravens continued to rack up the chances but this time, the Shire FA custodian, Hannah Ryan came up clutch to deny them. Diaz again at the centre of the action but it started to look a forlorn prospect for the visitors.

The molehill turned into a mountain in the 70th minute when Genevieve Nisbet doubled Shire FA’s lead. The movement started with some slick movement down the left before Nisbet strode confidently in the area with a striker’s finish, making it 2-nil.

Headed into the final stages, the game started to become frayed as both sides searched for more goals. Sutherland Shire FA were content to hit the visitors on the counter with Jess Meads shooting straight from a rapid counter.

Ravens tried to push themselves to get back into the contest. Substitute Jade Pond opened up space but couldn’t find enough power to beat Ryan. A late Ravens scramble brought some danger but Sutherland Shire FA saw out the contest to plant their flag at the top.

Speaking afterwards Sutherland Shire FA technical director Jon Long was delighted with the effort shown by his side, missing some key players, as they look to keep their momentum going:

“We had to be disciplined today because if you aren’t, these girls can hurt you. Our girls kept the possession going forward and got the result today. Our keeper pulled off some magnificent saves despite suffering with an injury which is good.” said Long.

“It is a good bellwether to how we’re going to go for the second half, hopefully without some injuries. We had a few returning through reserve grade, and hopefully, we can do well.” finished Long.

For Albert Disciascio whilst the Ravens boss was disappointed with the loss, he was happy with the amount of chances they created and the run his side went on to start the season:

“It was disappointing. We weren’t ready for this game. They had two chances and we had ten which we didn’t put away today. We’re at halfway, and I’m pleased with how it’s going and I’m sure we’ll be there after the second half.” said Disciascio

Match Stats

Sunday 19 May 2019

Harrie Denning Centre

Referee: M. Clark

Assistant Referees: H. Whittingham & N. Smith

Sutherland Shire FA 2 (Baker ‘59, Nisbet ‘70)

Gladesville Ravens 0

Sutherland Shire FA: 1. RYAN Hannah, 2. NISBET Genevieve, 3. MANOS Georgia, 4. HUTTON Rebekah, 5. MAXWELL Morgan, 6. CHRISTIE Brittany (11. FARMER ‘54), 8. BESZ Nicole, 9. BAKER Jordan, 13. MEADS Jess, 19. YEATS Zoe (10. DALE ‘65), 27. GEORGIEVSKI Isabella

Unused subs: 12. KENDALL Lauren, 16. CODMANI Iman, 22. BRATJANSCAK Ursula,

Yellow cards: nil

Red cards: nil

Gladesville Ravens: 1. ARIKAWA Eri, 2. TAYLOR Eloise, 3. SMITH Ashleigh, 4. LIDBETTER Eleanor (23. GESTIER ‘45), 5. FISHER Alanna, 6. IKONOMOU Carlie, 7. DIAZ Emily, 8. ZACZEK Zoe, 10. KASHIMA Yume, 11. WOJTOWICZ Kasia (19. GOLDSMITH ‘83), 13. VITEK Amelia (26. POND ‘54)

Unused subs: 14. KINCHINGTON Annabelle

Yellow cards: nil

Red cards: nil

Inter Lions 2 defeated St George FC 1

Inter Lions have only gone and done it! The Lions secured their first victory of the season with a solid 2-1 success against St George FC this afternoon at Concord Oval.

They had been threatening to break through, now Inter Lions collected their first three points of the season. Brittany Watt and Natasha Camporeale found their goals in a clinical first half performance whilst Eden Holmes pegged one back for St George FC for the half-time and final score line of 2-1.

Lions coach Mario Coiro praised his side saying “the Lions deserved their win. The girls have improved as a squad each week, so it was only a matter of time before they broke through. This result should keep the morale up across the squad.”

Nepean FC 2 defeated SD Raiders FC 1

The wins continue to rack up for Nepean FC, as they overcome a stubborn SD Raiders side 2-1 on a wild Sunday afternoon at Cook Park.

Nepean FC again weren’t at their fluid best but winning ugly is important to make it three victories in a row for the ambitious club. This result has them still in fifth, but level on points, with the fourth placed Marconi Stallions.

Lauren Connell made it three goals in her last two games with her brace. Her recent form has helped give Nepean FC an added element to their attack alongside duo Imogen Lane and Stefanie Trovato. Coach Alan Tasses wasn’t enthused with the performance of his side but to quote the affable coach “a win is a win and happy for three more points.”

Regarding SD Raiders FC, they managed to get themselves a goal to not make it a complete washout for them this weekend. Their recent form has them outside the top five, but positively, Terry Gray’s side are only one victory away from bouncing back inside.

UNSW FC 0 defeated by Central Coast Mariners 3

Central Coast Mariners made it most of their double header weekend as they prevailed 3-0 against UNSW FC in a comfortable contest at Seymour Shaw this afternoon.

Coming off their magnificent 9-nil victory against St George FC down at St George Stadium on Saturday which included a hat-trick from Danielle Wise and braces from Iona Snape and Jade Mcatemney in their best attacking display of the season.

Today was another solid performance from the Mariners, who now sit in sixth position, just two points adrift from the top five. Coach Dan Barrett has his side purring and has rediscovered the form that took the Mariners to the Grand Final last season, as they look to go one better in 2019.

For their goal output tonight, Mcatemney again found herself on the scoresheet with strikers Gabrielle Blanch and Danielle Wise both netted in a six-point weekend for the navy-and-yellow side that took their goal difference to +9.

Western NSW Mariners 0 defeated by APIA Leichhardt Tigers 1

It might not be one for the picture books, but APIA Leichhardt kept their good run going with a tense 1-nil victory against a tough Western NSW Mariners side in Orange today.

It was a superb game for Hannah Macri. She finished off a clinical attacking move from APIA from Ash Palombi’s cutback in her second appearance for the season. APIA struggled with four key parts of their line-up missing but made it a perfect ten games unbeaten.

For Western NSW Mariners, it might be a case of what ifs. The home side battled hard on a tough surface against one of the competition high-flyers but for a missed penalty that cruelled their chances of taking at least a point to start their run of home games.

Southern Branch FC 0 defeated by Marconi Stallions 9

Marconi Stallions were emphatic in the way the visitors swept aside Southern Branch in a 9-nil thrashing this afternoon at South Nowra Football Complex.

The Stallions got over their loss last weekend to APIA in style, rediscovering their form with six goals in the first half, followed by a further three piled on in the second half. The result kept the Stallions in fourth position on the NPLNSW 2 Womens ladder.

Ceyda Cambaz was the star for Marconi today. The attacker scored four goals to record a bag full and take her tally to 9 for the season. Perennial scoresheet fixture Jasmin Courtenay got herself one to move into equal first position for the Golden Boot.

Defender Hannah Voloder chipped in with a pair of goals herself with Jess Beale and Georgia Usherwood rounded off the scoring for the rampaging Stallions. The result will be a welcome return to form for Stallions coach Matt Turvey as they look to solidify their position in the top five.

By Justin Davies (@JustDavies90)

Source FNSW Website

FFA Cup round 6

We have drawn @apialeichhardt in our round 6 FFA CUP match.

Venue ; 5 Sports Caringbah, 115/125 The Boulevarde, Caringbah NSW 2229

Date ; Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Time ; 730pm Kick Off

Entry ; Free


NPL 2 NSW Women’s – Round 11 Preview

In a packed weekend of major events – the biggest one happens in the glitz and glamour of the National Premier Leagues 2 NSW Womens competition. No wind machines or glitter but plenty of wonderful fixtures topped off by the douze-pointer that is Sutherland Shire FA vs Gladesville Ravens.

Match of the Round: Sutherland Shire FA vs Gladesville Ravens, Sunday 19 May, 3pm, Harrie Denning Centre

Two unbeaten sides enter this clash at Harrie Denning Centre this Sunday but only one of Sutherland Shire FA and Gladesville Ravens may remain unbeaten after 90 minutes this weekend.

Both sides are the top of the class in the National Premier Leagues 2 NSW Women’s competition and come into the weekend full of confidence after 4-0 and 2-1 results respectively which has this game set up to be a blockbuster.

Gladesville started their season with a huge victory against APIA and the Ravens haven’t looked back since then. The visitors have reeled off 9 victories and a single draw with Emily Diaz leading the way in goalscoring department. Alongside her they have a quality midfield and goalkeeping double act in Eri Arikawa and Yume Kashima to help combat Shire FA this weekend.

The home side have battled injury but remain almost step for step with the Ravens. Coach Dragan Blazevic kept the core of the side that played in NPL1 NSW Womens and Shire FA have flourished. Jordan Baker continues to consistently find the back of the net and with a superb supporting cast, we’re set for a mouth-watering contest Sunday afternoon.

Inter Lions vs St George FC, Sunday 19 May, 3pm, Concord Oval

Fresh from their first victory of the season, St George FC look to keep their momentum going against Inter Lions this weekend at Concord Oval.

It is a crucial double header for St George FC this weekend. Following their 2-1 success against Southern Branch FC, the Saints take on Central Coast and Inter Lions on back-to-back days to try and rocket themselves up the table.

Coach Carlo Tini will have to manage his side through these two contests to try and set them up perfectly to take maximum points. He kept the game plan simple against Southern, as Yadira Renfigo and Amy Bennett both excelled, they will try to repeat the dose against Inter Lions on Sunday.

Inter Lions may look to spoil the party, especially with the tie being at home. The Lions have started to find the net with regularity, Bindi Bryce the latest to score this season. A victory on the weekend would be some welcome relief and get them off the dreaded duck egg.

Nepean FC vs SD Raiders FC, Sunday 19 May, 3pm, Cook Park

Another vital contest in the race for the top five, as Nepean FC welcome SD Raiders FC to Cook Park for a tight tussle that will help decide both sides fate on Sunday afternoon.

These two sides switched positions after the weekend concluded. Nepean FC took fifth after a comfortable 4-1 victory against UNSW FC whilst a close 2-1 result saw SD Raiders FC drop to sixth position.

SD Raiders FC hope to get back into the winner’s circle after a loss and draw in their last fortnight. Against a side that possesses similar qualities to themselves, the visitors will fancy themselves, particularly, if Sarah Mandile finds herself on the scoresheet.

Nepean FC will be buoyed by their second-straight success, achieved without two of their senior members. After a slow start to the season, Imogen Lane and Stefanie Trovato have started to find the back of the net consistently. They will need all their firepower against a tough SD Raiders side in this battle for the top five.

UNSW FC vs Central Coast Mariners, Sunday 19 May, 3pm, Seymour Shaw

After a fortnight on the road, UNSW FC head to Seymour Shaw, for a change of fortune as they entertain Central Coast Mariners on Sunday afternoon.

The Mariners have got themselves back on track, a 5-1 result against Inter Lions with their double-header this weekend has them poised to firm back into the top five. For UNSW FC, they were downed 4-1 by Nepean FC in their latest loss.

Mariners boss Dan Barrett will hope his side can fix up their recent habit of going win-loss-win-loss in a packed weekend that will stretch their squad depth. One positive is their goalscoring with Iona Snape netted last weekend and Gabrielle Blanch chipped in with three in the last three weeks.

Western NSW Mariners vs APIA Leichhardt Tigers, Sunday 19 May, 3pm, Sir Jack Brabham Park

APIA make the bid for ten victories in a row as they travel out to Orange Sunday afternoon to take on a Western NSW Mariners side that has surprised teams this season.

The Tigers kept on clawing past opponents, defeating Marconi Stallions 2-0, making it nine games unbeaten now. For Western NSW Mariners, they were the latest to fall victim to Gladesville Ravens, 4-nil, all in the second half.

Visiting the central west wasn’t a happy hunting ground for APIA last season, as they fell a shock loss against the Mariners. They will hope to avoid a similar fate on the weekend, with the form of ‘keeper Courtney Halpin should prevent that and allow their potent attack to make it double figures for their streak.

This weekend starts a run of five straight home games for Western NSW Mariners. Josh Ward would earmark this segment as the time for the Mariners to get themselves in the hunt. If Anna Hunt can keep banging in goals and solid work from their defense, it could make their finals dream, a reality.

Southern Branch FC vs Marconi Stallions, Sunday 19 May, 3pm, South Nowra Football Complex

Back home and ready to roll, Southern Branch FC host a Marconi Stallions side aiming to get themselves back on the right track down at South Nowra Football Complex this weekend.

Both sides come into the contest off losses. Southern Branch brought some fight late but couldn’t find the equaliser in a 2-1 loss to St George FC. Marconi had their recent purple patch broken in a 2-nil defeat to APIA Leichhardt Tigers.

Southern Branch showed in their second half display that they can cut through teams, with options like Shaylee Meehan and Jessie Abbott up top, the home side can cause issues for sides. It might be a long afternoon for their custodian, Holly Lewis with the variety in the Stallions attack.

Despite their loss, Marconi are still fourth. Against the sides lower down in the table, the Stallions haven’t had issues putting goals in the back of the net. This could be a contest where Jasmin Courtenay tries to regain her lead at the top of the Golden Boot.

By Justin Davies

Source FNSW website

Round 12 Preview – NPL 2 NSW Men’s

We’ve hit the dozen!

Creeping toward half way in the National Premier Leagues 2 NSW Men’s we are served up another feast of Saturday evening football.

Here’s how the teams line up to make your pick from this weekend’s fixtures.

Match of the Round: Bonnyrigg White Eagles vs Canterbury Bankstown FC – 6.30pm Saturday 18th May, Bonnyrigg Sports Club

News that Milan Blagojevic had left the helm at proud club Bonnyrigg came late last week and the side would have taken a bit of a mental blow heading into last weekend’s fixtures suffering a tough loss at the hands of the Rams, halting their steady ascent up the ladder.

Now the dust has settled and caretakers Milan Susak and Dragan Pupovac have been appointed, it’s back to business. They host a favourable fixture against Canterbury as they seek to get their minds out of the headlines and onto the pitch.

Canterbury were outclassed by a tactically sound Hills side that were able to counter everything they could muster.

They travel to Bonnyrigg where they come up against one of the sternest defences in the league. They will need to hit hard and fast if they are to break through, hoping there is some cracks still lingering from last week’s match.

Can they exploit any weakness and pick up their first win of the season?

Blacktown Spartans FC vs. Central Coast Mariners FC – 7pm Saturday 18th May, Blacktown Football Park

Spartans played out a tough competitive fixture against North Shore and on another day it could have easily been a different result.

Whilst the result last week took a blow out of their stride, they keep pace with the middle of the pack challenging for the top six. It’s still promising signs for the side yet they will need their forward line to fire from the go against Central Coast.

The Mariners suffered a home defeat at the hands of Spirit last week. It’s an odd occasion that the boys on the coast drop points at home and will certainly be a lesson learned.

Their performances on the pitch have been of good quality, however, it’s always the challenge of winning the mental battle to get yourselves over the line. Something that normally comes with time, Ray Junna will be hoping his youthful squad can race forward a few years and keep their heads on task, following it up with wins.

The sides are even on points and a win could land them in the top six, it should be a cracker match with plenty of young guns on display.

Hills United FC vs. St George FC – 7pm Saturday 18th May, Lily Homes Stadium

Hills are currently one of the in-form teams in the league and look to have laid out the foundations to keep up their success for the remainder of the season.

The execution of their tactics led to a comprehensive display of attacking football against Canterbury and heaps the pressure on the first placed Wanderers.

The Saints are currently in desperate need of a win. Hovering about in the bottom three is a far cry from their Championship run last season.

Having only notched up two wins as we head toward mid-season, warning signs are beginning to flash and sound.

Against a struggling St George side you favour Hills, yet, the Saints are tough customers and will be ready to put it all on the line to get the win.

Macarthur Rams FC vs. St George City FA – 7pm Saturday 18th May, Lynwood Park

Macarthur were perhaps the biggest winners last week after defeating Bonnyrigg and pulling themselves into the midtable mash.

The Rams have just about doubled their points tally from this time last year and will be eager to pick up another win before mid-season as they follow this fixture against the heat-streaking Hills.

City again frustrated their opponents last week but unfortunately their sights of goal did not quite have their intended destination. Having kept pace with the Wanderers for majority of the ninety they unfortunately lacked enough firepower and ran out of steam.

The new boys on the block knew this season was never going to be easy and thus far they can be pleased with how they have competed. It’s time to convert that to wins.

Both sides would greatly benefit from a win, will we witness either team’s attacking units finally kick into gear?

Northern Tigers FC vs. Western Sydney Wanderers FC – 7pm Saturday 18th May, North Turramurra Recreation Area

A confident Tigers side host the youth gone wild as the band of red and black roll into the north shore.

It’s one of the biggest challenges the hosts have come up against this season and the Wanderers do not look like slowing down.

For Tigers, things finally seemed to fall into place last week and they picked up an impressive win against Mounties. Josh Swadling will be looking to fire again as he comes into this one hot of a hat-trick last match.

The Wanderers are currently playing football with confidence and composure well beyond their years. It’s impressive to say the least what coach Arthur Diles has been able to manage with an often depleted squad combined with keeping his young lads at level heads.

Another impressive performance from Mohamed Adam is needed in this one, currently leading the golden boot race at better than a goal a game.

Mounties Wanderers FC vs. GHFA Spirit FC – 7pm Saturday 18th May, Sydney United Sports Centre

This should be another classic battle in true NPL 2 nature, competitive right until the final second.

Two sides that have aspirations to be amongst the top with one currently having more success.

After a few rounds of falling off the tracks, Spirit have most certainly recovered and their solid win last week was reminiscent of their form early on in the season.

Travis Cooper’s recent contributions have been more than handy and whilst his name hasn’t hit the score sheet often, when it does, Spirit normally pick up a win.

Mounties up and down season continues and I think we are all wondering if it will continue in this fashion.

Picking up a win this week will do them a huge boost of confidence before they face league leaders Western Sydney next week.

But they have to get the job done first.

It still seems a simple equation for Mounties, lock up the back and the front end will do the rest of the work. If they can manage that they are in with more than just a chance.

Rydalmere Lions FC vs. North Shore Mariners FC – 7pm Saturday 18th May, Valentine Sports Park

Rydalmere’s win against St George last week means they maintain their hunt for the top six. Another winning result could see them leap into the top six which will be a huge boost heading into the mid-season round.

Adam Sayour was the difference for the Lions last week and his team will hope he can be an effective outlet once again. The Lions will need their defensive line to be ready for a strong physical battle as their opponents will not relent in attempting to break through.

North Shore were a composed side against Spartans but could have benefitted from a little more creativity to break down the stubborn defensive line they faced.

That said, there has been no slowing down their main goal scoring threat of Mitchell Smith, who netted once again to keep up his record of a goal a game.

Having won on this ground last week, can North Shore make it a case of déjà vu?

NPL 2 Chief Writer – Marcus Flottmann

Twitter – @MarcusFlottmann

Source FNSW Website

NPL 2 NSW Women’s – Round 10 Review

NPL 2 NSW Women’s – Round 10 Review

13 May , 2019 By Football NSW

National Premier Leagues 2 NSW Womens Review – Round 10

Round 10 saw plenty of excitement in the National Premier Leagues 2 Womens, as the top three have started to break away from the pack. Let’s get onto the review.

Match of the Round: St George FC 2 defeated Southern Branch FC 1

The Saints are celebrating! St George FC registered their first win of 2019 with a pair of first half goals that secured them a 2-1 success against a tough Southern Branch FC at St George Stadium.

St George FC made it a fantastic Mother’s Day. Amy Bennett and Antonia Sarikakis strikes two minutes apart in the first half made it a 2-nil lead. The Saints saw off a late challenge to register three points and raised important funds for breast cancer.

Southern Branch FC showed plenty of resilience in their second half display. The side emerged energized and took it to the home side. Shaylee Meehan gave them hope with her 83rd minute goal but they look to rebound next weekend.

Taking the field in their pink socks for pink ribbon day, St George FC were the first to test the keeper as Antonia Sarikakis had an effort that was saved well by Southern Branch FC keeper Holly Lewis.

The Saints continued to find joy down the wing through Amy Bennett and Eden Holmes, as both got behind the Southern defense with regularity. The pair worked well to open up the chance for Yadira Renfigo but the striker couldn’t fashion a shot.

Renfigo showed she wasn’t a slouch in the pace department in the 18th minute to create the opener. Renfigo sped past her defender before she cut the ball back to Bennett, the winger took a decisive touch and slotted home, making it 1-nil.

Soon it was double delight for St George. Sarikakis on the other side got in on the act. Again, it was their trio of attackers that created the goal, started by Holmes, a sublime touch from Renfgio as Bennett curved home for 2-nil.

The rest of the first half continued in that pattern. The Saints hammered a shot against the bar in the 27th before Emily Upstone was found smartly by Renfigo but couldn’t convert. Lastly, both Bennett and Renfigo had chances but the scoreboard read 2-nil to St George FC.

Fresh from their half-time pep talk, Southern Branch FC pressed their opponents much more. It created a few half chances for them, as substitute Shaylee Meehan bent an effort wide of the right-hand post with their best chance.

Looking to respond, Renfigo weaved her way past the Southern Branch FC defense but was denied well by the defender at the last moment. The striker had a further chance to finish the contest on the break but couldn’t find the final ball.

Southern Branch FC kept pushing forward. A slick move opened up space for Keely Boon, the substitute shot high. The visitors weren’t to be denied though, Meehan slotted home from a cushioned ball to make it 2-1 in the 83rd minute.

There was some late nerves as St George FC had to defend some set piece opportunities including one that pinballed around the area without getting a touch from a visitor. The home side saw the game out though, registering their first win of the season.

Speaking afterwards St George FC coach Carlo Tini was delighted with the victory although it came at a cost of a few injuries but now, they move on to their double header next weekend:

“Southern Branch really made us work today. We worked hard, it wasn’t an easy win but we got the result in the end. It is a double header next weekend, so we’ll reassess to see how the squad is headed into that.” said Tini.

For Southern Branch FC coach Boon, the second half effort from the visitors pleased him and he hopes they can take that energy into the rest of the season, to move off the bottom of the ladder:

“The girls were all over the place in the first half. The second half was quite close, it would’ve been nice to get a draw but credit to St George. The girls are slowly getting better each week, upping the ante and now aim to keep ourselves off the bottom of the ladder.” said Boon.

Match Stats

Sunday 12 May 2018

St George Stadium, Rockdale

Referee: J. Coutinho

Assistant Referees: H. Lee & C. Lynch

St George FC 2 (Bennett ‘18, Sarikakis ‘20)

Southern Branch FC 1 (Meehan ‘83)

St George FC: 1. DODD Lani, 2. BOMZE Serena, 3. DIAVATIOTIS Jasmine, 5. UPSTONE Emily (6. SMITH ‘73), 7. SARIKAKIS Antonia, 8. BENNETT Amy (9. NICOPOULOS ‘90), 10. RENFIGO Yadira, 11. HOLMES Eden (16. DIMITROPOULOS ‘88), 15. BROWN Sheldon (17. SERT ‘79), 19. GRIFFIN Bianca (14. MARJANOVIC ‘93), 20. SMITH Claire

Yellow cards: nil

Red cards: nil

Southern Branch FC: 1. LEWIS Holly, 4. BOULTON Luella, 5. LEEDHAM Melaine, 6. HONECKER Larni, 7. DOUGLASS Jasmin (9. BOON ‘74), 8. POTTER Matilda-Lee, 10. WRIGHT Bronte, 12. SHARROCK Tanika, 13. ABBOTT Jessie, 16. SEITARIDIS Zoe (11. MEEHAN ‘67), 31. GRIFFIN Jamie

Unused subs: 2. GRAINGER Tilhaney, 17. PEDRO Madeleine, 24. LYONS Bronte

Yellow cards: nil

Red cards: nil

Gladesville Ravens 4 defeated Western NSW Mariners 0

Another week, another victory for Gladesville Ravens. They swept aside Western NSW Mariners 4-nil in an afternoon fixture at Christie Park on Sunday.

Going on the continued success for Gladesville Ravens, Emily Diaz bagged herself another double, taking her tally to fifteen goals for the season. Ravens were made to work for the points though, as Western NSW held them to a 0-0 at the break.

In second half, alongside Diaz’s brace, Amelia Vitek and youngster Jade Pond found themselves on the scoresheet to ease the nerves for the home side. That takes their unbeaten run to 10 with the trip to Sutherland Shire FA to come next weekend.

Sutherland Shire FA 2 defeated SD Raiders FC 1

They were made to work for it, but the unbeaten run continues for Sutherland Shire FA, winning 2-1 against a tough SD Raiders FC side at Harrie Denning Centre.

The first half was a tight contest between two sides that want to be there at the pointy end of the season. Nicole Besz found the back of the net for Shire FA whilst Kristi Pavlicevic was the one for SD Raiders as the sides went to the break 1-1.

Shire FA took control in the second half. It wasn’t the goal glut that plenty of their contests had been thus far. Captain and sharpshooter Jordan Baker took herself into double figures for the season, with the only goal of the second 45 to remain unbeaten.

Regarding the visitors, the result was a tough one for them. SD Raiders FC fell out of the top five for the first time in weeks, trailing Nepean FC, by two points. The work begins for Terry Gray’s side to bounce back next weekend.

Marconi Stallions 0 defeated by APIA Leichhardt Tigers 2

In a tough contest, APIA Leichhardt Tigers kept their run going with a tight 2-nil victory against a stubborn Marconi Stallions side this afternoon at Marconi Stadium.

APIA showed they can find multiple ways to record a victory. This game was a tense struggle where they needed goalkeeper Courtney Halpin to pull off some fantastic saves once again. In front of goal, Ash Palombi swept home their opener after some slick work from Jessica Fallah and Nicole Carmichael opened up the Stallions defense.

Their second came from the spot as Kerrie Ryan slotted home following Jennifer Bissett was fouled in the box after a mazy run. That was enough for three points as the top three now starts to break away from the rest of the competition.

Central Coast Mariners 5 defeated Inter Lions 1

Central Coast Mariners got themselves back to winning ways with a 5-1 victory against Inter Lions on Sunday afternoon down at Pluim Park.

The navy-and-yellow side put in a dominant first half performance to get themselves in control of the contest. Mikala Tucker took the headlines with her brace with Gabrielle Blanch and Iona Snape helping themselves to a goal each.

While the second half didn’t have the goalscoring fireworks of the first, Danielle Wise knocked home her fifth goal of the season to make it five stars for the Mariners. The result puts the Mariners in seventh, five points out of the top five.

Inter Lions were in the loss column again but the side who are the only team without a victory this season did find the net themselves. Bindi Bryce struck in the first half to keep them off the duck egg for the contest.

Nepean FC 4 defeated UNSW FC 1

Nepean FC triumphed in Round 10’s night cap with a 4-1 stroll against UNSW FC underneath the lights at Cook Park on a brisk Sunday night.

Missing a pair of their experience players in Desiree Vassallo and Lauren Gaul, Nepean FC still controlled the contest and got their goals as reward. Stand-in captain Stefanie Trovato led well from the front and netted a goal herself.

Imogen Lane continued on her strong performance last weekend with a goal with Bianca Galayini and Lauren Connell rounded off the scoring. The result saw Nepean FC move into fifth position to make it a fantastic weekend for Alan Tasses and his side.

For UNSW FC, it is another defeat to add to their laundry list. The Students did grab themselves a goal in the contest through Darcey Read’s third of the season, as they remain rooted in tenth position after the weekend.

By Justin Davies (@JustDavies90)

Source FNSW Website