The rain isn’t the best friend of the National Premier Leagues 2 NSW Womens competition. Games went by the wayside due to the deluge that hit Sydney this weekend. We did get two contests played and they produced a shock score line and a pile of goals. Let’s get onto the Review!
Southern Branch FC 3 v Gladesville Ravens 3
It was wet, wild and full of goals down at South Nowra Football Complex. Southern Branch FC held Gladesville Ravens to a 3-3 on Sunday afternoon.
Southern Branch FC took it to the Champions and were leading 2-nil going into the break. Amanda Carney and Peta Cottington both scored goals for the home side as the crowd sensed a famous upset victory for the Branch.
Coming out of the break, Gladesville Ravens showed their championship spirit. Much like last weekend, Carlie Ikonomou started the comeback for the Ravens. Georgia Vlangos and Annabel Forbes fired home the other two goals for the Ravens while Bronte Wright hit Southern Branch’s third in the six-goal thriller.
The result hands both sides their first points of the shortened campaign. Southern Branch FC will be buoyed by the effort against one of the heavyweight sides of NPL2 Womens. Gladesville Ravens will continue to nurse their squad back to full health and move onto their next contest.
Inter Lions 0 v Central Coast Mariners 6
It rained in Sydney all weekend but at Major Bays Reserve it rained goals for Central Coast Mariners who thumped Inter Lions 6-nil on a soggy afternoon.
The Mariners remained balanced scoring three goals in each half to move themselves to the top of the National Premier Leagues 2 NSW Womens competition. Sharpshooter Danielle Wise opened her account for the season with a brace.
Captain Gabrielle Blanch found the back of the net alongside last weekend’s match winner Iona Snape, Elizabeth Shorter and Kiera Bainsfair. Central Coast Mariners hit them for six and the return will please coach Dan Barrett.
SD Raiders vs UNSW FC, St George FC vs Sutherland Shire FA & Nepean FC vs Marconi Stallions were postponed
North Shore Mariners had the bye
By Justin Davies (@JustDavies90)