Round 17 Review – PS4 NPL NSW Women’s

CAMPERDOWN, AUSTRALIA - JULY 30:  Match action during the PlayStation® 4 National Premier Leagues NSW Women's Round 17 match between University of Sydney Soccer Football Club and Macarthur Rams FC at Sydney University Sports Ground on July 30, 2017 in Camperdown, Australia. @PlayStationAustralia  #PS4NPLNSW  (Photo by Jeremy Ng/www.jeremyngphotos.com)

The 2017 Premiership in the PlayStation®4 NPL NSW Women’s competition will be decided on the final day of the season.

25 goals were scored in round 17 as Manly United recorded one of the highest scoring wins in the history od the women’s top tier.

Sydney University v Macarthur Rams

At Sydney University Football Ground, the Macarthur Rams took a huge step toward securing the Premiership, dfeating direct rivals Sydney University 2-1.

Kahlia Muilwyk and Kristina Maksuti both scored for Norma Boardman’s side while Amy Sayer picked up Uni’s goal.

The Rams wasted no time in hitting the front and after six minutes Kahlia Muilwyk had herself on the scoresheet.

Uni didn’t deal well with a corner, allowing Muilwyk to pounce on a rebound and volley beyond Georgia Boric.

Muilwyk should’ve doubled the lead on 11 minutes after a defensive blunder by Uni but this time Boric saved well.

On 22 minutes the home side was level.

Nikki Flannery lobbed a ball over the Rams defence into the path of Amy Sayer who made no mistake with the finish, placing the ball into the back of the net.

10 minutes later Stephanie Ambrose tried her luck from a free kick but her effort went just over the bar.

Seven minutes after half time the away side hit the front for the second time.

Again Uni didn’t deal with a set piece as a low Kylie Ledbrook free kick was only palmed into the path of Kristina Maksuti who buried the ball home.

On 59 minutes it was time for some individual brilliance from Ledbrook.

The Rams number 10 saw Boric off her line and let fly from over 30m out, only to see her shot smack against the cross bar.

Kendall Fletcher almost had Uni level again on 65 minutes but she couldn’t direct her head golwards.

Uni really should’ve equalised with 15 minutes left on the clock.

Substitute Georgia Yeoma-Dale was put through on goal but had her shot fantastically saved by Shamiran Khamis.

The ball fell to the feet of the experienced Fletcher but she completely got her bearings wrong, skying the ball over the bar.

On 79 minutes it was the Rams’ turn to test their luck as Leena Khamis tried a volley with the outside of the foot, forcing Boric into a fingertip save.

From the resulting corner, again Khamis went close, this time with a header but Boric held the ball well.

With four minutes to go, Julia-Ann Russel made space for herself in the box and blasted a shot toward goal but Khamis again came out on top.

With a minute to go in normal time, Mel Caceres curled an effort from the edge of the area toward the far post, only for the ball to whiz past the post.

Sydney University 1 (Sayer 22’)

Macarthur Rams 2 (Muilwyk 6’, Maksuti 52’)

NWS Koalas 1-3 Illawarra Stingrays

At ELS Hall Park, the North West Sydney Koalas hosted the Illawarra Stingrays.

It was must win for the Stingrays if they were to keep their premiership hopes alive.

They moved into the break in a commanding position, leading 3-1 thanks to a brace for Erica Halloway and a goal to captain Michelle Carney.

There was no change to the score line in the second period as th Stingrays recorded an important victory.

North Shore Mariners 3-0 Emerging Jets

Northbridge Oval was the venue for the clash between the North Shore Mariners and Emerging Jets.

The Mariners couldn’t qualify for the finals but a win would consolidate a fantastic second half of the season.

A first half goal to Kahlia Hogg meant the Mariners went into half time leading 1-0.

Two goals to Hannah Peric in the second period meant the Mariners came away with a deserved 3-0 win.

Manly United 12-0 Blacktown Spartans

Manly United hosted the Blacktown Spartans in the latest kick off on Sunday night at Cromer Park.

With a mathematical chance of winning the premiership, Manly had to win in this one.

They made no mistake, taking a commanding 5-0 lead moving into the sheds.

The Spartans struggled in the second period as United added another seven goals to their total, for a 12-0 win.

Adding insult to injury, Rhianna Pollicina received her marching orders for the girls in orange.

Sophie Nenadovic and Remy Siemsen each scored an incredible four goals for United while Ally Green, Isabella Walker, Jessica Sekulich and Chloe O’Brien all scored to add to this remarkable score line.

Rescheduled

Football NSW Institute 3-0 Northern Tigers