Round 18 – National Premier Leagues NSW Women’s Review


One massive shock result at JJ Kelly Park and a dramatic late equaliser from Bankstown City were the highlights of round 18 in the NPL NSW Women’s competition.


Blacktown Spartans 0-4 Sydney University

Sydney University showed their premiership credentials with a thumping win over the Blacktown Spartans on Sunday afternoon.

A late first half goal by Annabel Martin had Uni in heading into the break leading 1-0.

A further three goals in the second period meant the away side took all three points with a 4-0 win.

The Spartans had the first chance of the game in the fourth minute through Chloe Logarzo but she couldn’t beat Georgia Boric.

Blacktown continued to press and three minutes later Mel Caceres had an attempt from distance, not able to find the target.

Uni threatened with their first real opportunity on 33 minutes as Steph Ambrose cut the ball back for Julie-Anne Russell whose shot was well saved from close range by Trudy Burke.

The rebound fell at the feet of Katherine Ebbs who couldn’t find the target when it seemed easier to score than miss.

Three minutes before the break Uni had a fine chance from a free kick just outside the area but Rachel Soutar sent her effort way over the bar.

Ambrose should’ve had the away side in front in the first minute of first half stoppage time but she couldn’t find the target with two attempts.

From the resulting corner, Uni had the lead.

A great cross from Bianca Galic found Annabel Martin at the near post as she powered her header into the back of the net.

In the 61st minute Uni almost doubled their lead as Galic forced Burke into a fine fingertip save.

Although only a minute later Uni had their second.

A Steph Ambrose corner caught out Trudy Burke with the left winger scoring direct with an in-swinging corner.

In the 66th minute it was 3-0.

Nice build up play from Uni had Charlotte McClean in space in the box, powering her effort into the bottom left corner.

Five minutes from the end it was 4-0 as substitute Georgia Pollitt beat Burke from an acute angle.


North Shore Mariners 6-0 Emerging Jets

At Lake Macquarie on Sunday night the North Shore Mariners hosted the Emerging Jets.

The home side got off to the perfect start, taking a two-goal lead at the break thanks to a brace from Teigan Collister.

Collister completed her hat-trick in the second half as Daisy Arrowsmith, Hannah Bourke and Catherine Thomson all found the back of the net for a 6-0 victory.

The win means the Mariners secure back-to-back victories for the first time since round four.


NWS Koalas 4-2 Sutherland Shire

The North West Sydney Koalas took on the Sutherland Shire at Christie Park on Sunday afternoon.

The Koalas took the lead and got off to a perfect start after only 15 minutes.

They were pegged back only 10 minutes later by the Shire and went into the break locked at 1-1.

Two quick fire goals had the Koalas run out to a 3-1 lead early in the second period.

A goal to each side late on saw the Koalas confirm a 4-2 victory.

Goalscorers for the Koalas were Nat Tobin, Siahn Bozanic and a brace to in form Emma Stanbury.

Georgia Plessas and Brittany Christie were the Shire’s scorers.


Northern Tigers 2-2 Bankstown City

At North Turramurra Recreational Area, the Northern Tigers and Bankstown City clashed.

Neither side could find the back of the net after the first 45 minutes, going into half time at 0-0.

The Lions came out for the second half the better, taking a 1-0 lead through Vida Opuku-Agyemang.

It didn’t take the Tigers long to equalise though and soon after turnaround the score and take a 2-1 lead.

Bankstown wouldn’t lie down though and scored a dramatic late equaliser through their goalkeeper Renee Krstanovska.

Jade Booty and Georgia Goulding scored the Tigers’ goals.


Illawarra Stingrays 5-1 Macarthur Rams

A lot of teams were throwing an eye at JJ Kelly Park as the Illawarra Stingrays faced off with the Macarthur Rams.

The home side started the better and were in front thanks to goals from Evelyn Chronis and Katelyn Leadbeatter heading into half time.

Erica Halloway then made it 3-0 just after half time to have the Stingrays cruising.

Teresa Polias then breathed some life into the Rams side with a goal to give them some chance of an unlikely fightback.

However Hannah Beard was quick to stop any hopes of a comeback with a brace to round off a 5-1 victory.


BY Nikola Pozder