Round 27 Review – League One Women’s


Round 27 in the League One Womens competition was filled with plenty of goals, drama and action across the weekend.

There were 40 goals scored in the eight games during the round and we might soon have our top four sewn up.

Let’s get onto the review!

Match of the Round: Inter Lions 0 defeated by Sutherland Shire FA 4

Sutherland Shire FA continue their fantastic run with a 4-0 result against Inter Lions in our Match of the Round at Majors Bay Reserve.

Inter Lions battled hard but the side have endured a heavy casuality list which means they are running a threadbare squad to the end of the season. The Lions competed for 45 minutes but were blown away in the second half.

For Sutherland Shire FA, it is another notch in their belt as they end the season in supreme form after a slow start. Ariane Brown scored first before second half strikes from Lacie Bowling alongside substitutes Alina Stojcevski and Corinna Medaglia completed the score line.

On a bright afternoon in Sydney the action matched the temperature with both sides having early chances. Inter Lions from a free-kick and Sutherland Shire FA went close through sharpshooter Violet Keelan.

Sutherland Shire FA struck first with a well worked team move. They cut through the Lions defence before it was cut back to Ariane Brown to slot home for 1-0.

Looking to respond, Inter Lions had a chance from another set piece. Chloe O’Brien whipped in a free-kick which had to be pushed over by the bar by Sutherland Shire FA keeper Jasmin Lawler.

The Lions went close again from an O’Brien free-kick. It was delivered right onto the head of Lara Mascaro who nodded her effort onto the post and away.

After the pair of warning shots, Sutherland Shire FA were back in control with both Brown and Janan Codmani having chances to double the advantage but they went to the break, leading 1-0.

Coming out of the break, Sutherland Shire FA were feeling just fine. They went close again through Brown as a warning shot before they added a second.

It was another good break, Sutherland Shire FA strode confidently into the area with Brown taking a shot that was parried into the path of Lacie Bowling to arrow home for 2-0.

Buoyed by that, Sutherland Shire FA quickly added a third goal. Substitute Alina Stojcevski was on the end of the combination move and calmly fired home for 3-0.

In full flow and on course for three points, Sutherland Shire FA pushed forward looking to add further to their tally. Codmani forced Inter Lions keeper Cristina Esposito into another save.

The visitors did add a fourth late in stoppage time. Another substitute Corinna Medaglia tapped home from close range to make it 4-0 and another win for Sutherland Shire FA.

Post-match Inter Lions coach Adrian Contarino was frank in his assessment as the side look to manage their way to the end of a long season:

“We struggled, it’s coming towards the end and we’re fighting through injuries and dropping off. We struggled to play the full 90 minutes despite having a good performance in the first half. The toll of backing up has built on the squad.” said Contarino.

For Sutherland Shire FA coach Jon Long, he was delighted with the performance from the side especially the second half which saw them score thrice:

“I was quite happy with the possession we kept. We missed a lot of opportunities to score but that is the nature of football. If we keep making those chances they will start going in. Happy that the young players are coming on and we’re developing into a good attacking team.” said Long.


Sunday 21st August 2022

Majors Bay Reserve, Concord

Referee: Harry Apostolidis

Assistant Referees: Sotirios Tsigaropoulos & Peter De Meio

Inter Lions 0

Sutherland Shire FA 4 (Brown ‘10, Bowling ‘63, Stojcevski ‘67, Medaglia ‘93)

Inter Lions: 1. ESPOSITO Cristina, 3. MARCHESE Natalie, 4. O’BRIEN Chloe, 5. DUGGAN Brittany, 6. DONALDSON Bella, 7. PAPOULIDIS Marissa, 12. KATSIONIS Zoe, 22. MASCARO Lara, 23. SMITH Jenna, 24. BANFIELD Annabelle (54. BROUGHTON ‘45), 31. LIMNIOS Ashley

Yellow cards: nil

Red cards: nil

Sutherland Shire FA: 1. LAWLER Jasmin, 2. NISBET Genevieve, 7. KEELAN Violet, 8. RAAD Isabella, 12. CODMANI Janan (42. BOES ‘86), 17. STRETTON Jasmine, 22. DENDRINOS Christina, 24. BROWN Ariane (16. WOOLNOUGH ‘86), 30. HART Lily, 51. GEORGIEVSKI Isabella (37. STOJCEVSKI ‘55), 65. BOWLING Lacie (36. MEDAGLIA ‘78)

Unused subs: 4. WASER Sarah, 27. MADDOX Eva

Yellow cards: nil

Red cards: nil

South Coast Flame FC 0 defeated by Northbridge Bulls FC 1

It wasn’t the prettiest, but Northbridge Bulls FC won 1-0 against a stubborn South Coast Flame FC at Sir Ian McLennan Park on Saturday afternoon.

Northbridge Bulls retake third spot for the moment after their slender success which was achieved with a patched-up squad due to availability. The Bulls have shown in this run home they are resilient and will be a tough out for everyone.

The visitors goal came in the second half after it was deadlocked at 0-0 at the break. Cate Gyzen fired home her fifth goal of the season for the three points. Coach Bill Papas will be happy to take points anyway they can at this point in the season.

South Coast Flame FC will be disappointed to drop this game after their recent red-hot run of form which has them in tenth spot. The Flame will look to bounce back next week when they face leaders Gladesville Ravens.

Central Coast Mariners 2 drew with Marconi Stallions 2

It was a pulsating 2-2 draw between Central Coast Mariners and Marconi Stallions played at Pluim Park on Sunday afternoon.

Both sides threw it all at each other on a busy afternoon up at Pluim Park. Central Coast Mariners equalised twice to salvage the points. It also makes it back-to-back draws for the yellow-and-navy in the last fortnight.

Marconi Stallions were unable to build on their midweek 4-0 win against Camden Tigers up on the coast. Hannah Voloder opened the scoring before Ceyda Cambaz restored the lead in the second half. The Stallions also missed a penalty which could’ve sealed the points.

Central Coast Mariners once again showed superb grit to take something from the game. Indianna Auddino and Chloe Smith were their goal scorers. Coach Pete Edwards will lament not being able to convert their chances which included hitting the woodwork several times and settling for a draw.

Nepean FC 1 defeated by South East Phoenix FC 8

The South East Phoenix FC were comfortable 8-1 winners against a tired Nepean FC side at Cook Park on Sunday afternoon.

South East Phoenix FC secured their biggest win of the 2022 League One Womens competition in fine style while leading 5-1 at the break. After her goal last week, Bronte Trew backed it up with a hat-trick in the sunshine.

Scoresheet fixture Madison Cater scored a brace while Amanda Carney, Casey Johnson and Gabrielle Dickinson also featured on the scoresheet. The result moves Phoenix into 13th spot on the League One Womens ladder.

There was some consolation for Nepean FC in Jamaica Marshall’s goal in the first half to avoid a duck egg on the scoreboard. Having to play twice in the week didn’t help a tired Nepean FC side who have a busy finish to the year.

Mt Druitt Town Rangers 0 defeated by Gladesville Ravens 5

Gladesville Ravens maintain their lead at the top after their 5-0 win against Mt Druitt Town Rangers at Popondetta Park on Sunday afternoon.

The Ravens were made to work for the points though, only having a single goal lead at the break before they put the game away in the second half. Jess Wootton kept her form with a brace either side of half-time.

Anja Seeto fired home as well before a quickfire cameo appearance from Eloise Hansen late in the piece rounded out the scoring for Gladesville Ravens. They keep their six-point lead atop the League One Womens competition as we near the finish line.

For Mt Druitt Town Rangers, they battled hard for 45 minutes and kept it close against one of the best teams in the competition. Now they look to finish the season off on a high in the last few weeks in their debut campaign.

Camden Tigers 0 defeated by Hills United FC 7

It was seventh heaven for Hills United FC in their 7-0 win against Camden Tigers at Ron Dine Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

If Hills United FC coach Alan Tasses could’ve scripted a rebound from last week, this would be how it might go for the visitors. Hills United FC led 3-0 at the break before adding four in the second half in a complete 90-minute performance said Tasses.

Annie Halls and Alix Roberts led the way for Hills United FC with a pair of goals each in the comfortable win. Leah Tallon got the opener while Isabella Sciberras and Stefanie Trovato rounded out the performance in Camden.

Camden Tigers weren’t at the races on Sunday afternoon. Backing up from their midweek defeat, the Tigers were unable to compete with Hills United FC. Now the Tigers look to their trip to Blacktown City FC next weekend.

Blacktown City FC 2 defeated by St George FC 4

St George FC left it late to take three points in their 4-2 win against Blacktown City FC at Blacktown City Sports Centre on Sunday afternoon.

The Saints bounced back from their disappoint midweek, losing 2-0 to UNSW FC and entering the mathematical chances for their finals hopes. St George FC were made to work for the win after being pegged back to 2-2.

Stevie Donougher opened the scoring for St George FC before an own-goal doubled their advantage after half-time. A late Nicole Besz penalty and a striker from Maddison Farmer were enough settle an exciting game.

Blacktown City FC showed tremendous fight to bring it back to 2-2 with Ella Morris scoring on the hour mark quickly followed by top scorer Nicola Ciocca setting up a grandstand finish which didn’t go their way.

UNSW FC 3 defeated SD Raiders FC 1

UNSW FC rounded off a good week with a 3-1 win against SD Raiders FC at Hensley Athletic Field on Sunday night.

The students retook third spot with their comfortable win back on home turf after their mid-week success against St George FC where they triumphed 2-0. It also continues their superb form which will please coach Guillermo Rubio.

Their goals came from Eve Hess who backed up her winner against Hills United FC with another goal on Sunday night. Amanda Levaskevich and Miranda Summersby-Mitchell were the other scorers in the win with Summers-Mitchell opening her account for the season.

SD Raiders FC did find some consolation, scoring from a set piece. The loss might spell the end of their chances to make the top four. Their next challenge is taking on Marconi Stallions away during midweek to catch up.

By Justin Davies (@JustDavies90)