Arrive Alive NSW Womens Super League Round 2 Review


Last weekend we were talking about the close results in the opening round of the Arrive Alive NSW Womens Super League. This weekend it wasn?t just raining cats and dogs out there, it was also raining goals! Some big numbers racked up by most of the winners, with many sides taking the opportunity to make clear their premiership intentions.
Match results were as follows;
Illawarra Stingrays 8 (Carney 4, Heyman 4)
St George FC 1 (M.Toumbelekis)
The Stingrays dynamic strike pair shredded the St George defence with a pair of dazzling performances. Illawarra confirmed their standing as the side to beat in this year?s Arrive Alive NSW Womens Super League with this hammering of a game St George team.
Northern Tigers 2 (Trahair, Toner)
Bankstown Wildcats 5 (Kassem, Gallagher, Avramidis, Hornery, Kalogeropoulos)
Bankstown made it two from two with this convincing win. The litmus test will be put to their form when they meet The Stingrays next weekend. Northern Tigers tried hard, doing well to get two goals of their own but they were never really in the game.
Gladesville Ravens 4 (Fornito, Agar, Smith, Parrot)
Southern NSW 1 (Lloyd-Jones)
The Ravens certainly put it to the country girls. It?s two wins from two starts for Gladesville with Southern NSW still chasing their first points of the season. Has Paul Wade found the magic ingredient to a winning season for the Gladesville girls?
Western NSW Panthers 5 (Wood, Holliday, Rosconi 2, Waine)
Inter Lions 0
The difficult introduction to the Arrive Alive NSW Womens Super League continues for Inter Lions with The Panthers being three goals up inside 23 minutes. The win makes The Panthers are one of four undefeated sides after two rounds but Gladesville Ravens will apply the acid test to that form in the next round.  Inter have plenty of work to do and will be hoping to find some easier opposition in the coming weeks.
Blacktown Spartans v UNSW was washed out. The match will be played mid week with details to be advised.
Well, these results have certainly left the league with the ?haves? and ?have nots?. Four teams are undefeated; four have yet to win a game. Spartans and UNSW will be looking for their first points of 2008 when they meet in their postponed game mid week.  The four undefeated sides meet in next weekend?s round so Arrive Alive NSW Womens Super League round three looms as one that offers plenty of thrills.

-By Ross Anderson