Arrive Alive NSW Womens Premier League Round 4 Review
Weather once again intervened in the Arrive Alive NSW Womens Premier League with another match being washed out over the weekend. The wash out wasn?t the talking point of the day however. Most Premier League followers would have needed to look twice at the results with one game in particular providing an almighty shock.
Results from last weekend?s matches were as follows;
Sydney University 1( Koncurat 80m), NWS Koalas 2( McLean 12m/26m)
An unexpected test for the top of the table Koalas. Sydney University gave themselves a late chance of salvaging a point but Koalas were too good on the day. This sets up a monumental battle next weekend when Koalas go visiting the second placed Macarthur Rams.
Sutherland Sharks 0, Macarthur Rams 4( Haim 8m/65m, Cartwright 78m/84m)
The Sharks solid start to the season came crashing down today with defending champions Macarthur Rams handing them a hiding. Renee Cartwright and Stephanie Haim have been amongst the goals consistently for The Rams so far this season and certainly didn?t miss their opportunities today. The Sharks hung in until midway through the second half but Macarthur finished full of running.
Penrith Nepean United 2( Stott 42m, Rockall 65m), Marconi Stallions 0
Yes, I know. I blinked, rubbed my eyes, then looked again! High flying premiership contenders Marconi brought back to earth with a crash by the up until now winless Penrith girls. What an upset! A tremendous confidence boost for the Penrith Nepean United team but a big wake up call for Marconi. Beware though. This loss may cause the girls from Bossley Park to cause carnage in the upcoming rounds.
Central Coast Lightning v Manly United FC was washed out. The match has been postponed until a date to be fixed.
So NWS Koalas continue to lead the way on the Arrive Alive NSW Womens Premier League ladder.
Macarthur Rams are now starting to flex their muscles however.
The weekend’s win over The Sharks shows just what the Rams are capable of.
The top of the table clash next weekend between these two sides should be a football showpiece worth travelling a long way to see.
Marconi will be stung by their surprise loss and will embark on a mission to redeem themselves in coming weeks.
Manly United FC will be hoping that the rain cloud stay away so they can play some football! Penrith Nepean will be hoping to build on their win today and move up the ladder. Wow, things are certainly looking lively for round five and beyond!
-By Ross Anderson