Round 30 Review – League One Women’s


Round 30 saw the sun set on the Football NSW League One Womens season in fantastic fashion with plenty of action across the games.

Gladesville Ravens, Hills United FC, Northbridge Bulls FC and UNSW FC will contest the finals while the other sides prepare for next season.

Let’s get onto the review!

Match of the Round: Marconi Stallions 1 defeated by Blacktown City FC 5

Blacktown City FC’s debut season ended in a solid 5-1 win against a youthful Marconi Stallions side at Marconi Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

The debutants rounded off a superb second half of the season with a win which saw them be clinical in front of goal. Alyse-May McCutcheon led the way with a brace while Ella Morris, Claire Szymoniczek and substitute Maeve Goehner rounded off the scoring.

Marconi Stallions opened the scoring through Charlotte Finnerty but the club ran out of legs towards the end of the season. The Stallions struggled with their squad this season and gave time to some youngsters in the defeat.

On a bright afternoon in Sydney’s south-west, both teams looked to end their 2022 season with three points at historic Marconi Stadium.

Blacktown City FC were the first side to have a chance through the set piece. It fell to the head of Nicola Ciocca whose effort was blocked away by the Stallions defence.

It was Marconi Stallions who were the first on the scoresheet. It was a wonder strike from Charlotte Finnerty who spied the keeper off her line and chipped home for 1-0.

Looking to build on their lead, Marconi Stallions had a pair of chances through Ceyda Cambaz. First she put an effort over the bar then sent Christina Putrus on goal before she shot straight.

Blacktown City FC worked their way into the game and equalised in the 19th minute. A nice team move created space for Alyse-May McCutcheon to fire home for 1-1.

On the half hour mark, Cambaz was involved again. She rattled the crossbar with an effort then Samantha Huynh curled a free-kick right at Blacktown City FC keeper Kiara Rochaix.

Blacktown City FC had double delight just before half-time which gave them a 3-1 lead into the break. McCutcheon completed her brace with a header to make it 2-1 followed by Ella Morris curled effort for the third.

Coming out of the break, Marconi looked to start fine. Substitute Tania Baban combined well with Cambaz to create some attack for the hosts to get back into the contest.

Blacktown City FC put the game to bed with their fourth goal from another good team move. The ball was whipped in from the left as Claire Szymoniczek tapped home to make it 4-1.

Full of confidence, Blacktown City FC surged forward for more goals. Tayla Chaplin fired over shortly after the fourth goal then McCutcheon missed a chance for her hat-trick after the hour mark.

Substitute Yasmin Aloisoi was the next to have a chance but she also fired wide. Midfielder Rachel Chalhoub also had a chance but missed the net.

The visitors rounded off the scoring through another substitute. Maeve Goehner found space on the right side and thrashed home to make it 5-1 for Blacktown City FC.

Speaking post-match Marconi Stallions coach Bernhard Voloder looked back on a tough season for the Stallions team which ended on Sunday:

“The season is what it is. We haven’t had enough players for the whole year and it has cost us in doing better this season. Most of our team was on one leg today and it has been the story of our year. We haven’t been able to keep a core around. It is something we need to change and look forward to next year.” said Voloder.

For Blacktown City FC coach David O’Keefe, he was delighted to see his side score some goals and their second half of the season was tremendous:

“We saved all our goals to the last game. The second half of the season has been fantastic for the girls who have been competitive all year. We scored some good goals and probably could’ve had a few more but I hope the girls have gained confidence for next year.” said O’Keefe.

“We scratched a team together on short notice and it took us eight weeks to get going. From there we became competitive and had dominant displays against everyone without converting. Today showed when we take those chances we can challenge anyone.” finished the Blacktown City FC coach.


Sunday 11th September 2022

Marconi Stadium, Bossley Park

Marconi Stallions 1 (Finnerty ‘7)

Blacktown City FC 5 (McCutcheon ‘19, ‘38, Morris ‘43, Szymoniczek ‘50, Goehner ‘84)

Marconi Stallions: 1. KRSTANOVSKA Renee (21. SOLLECITO ‘62), 4. HUYNH Samantha, 8. CAMBAZ Ceyda, 10. VOLODER Emma (2. H. VOLODER ‘45), 12. BREKIC Daniela, 18. MANNA Melina (37. DONOHOE ‘77), 20. QUINLAN Jamison (34. JACKSON ‘62), 24. BOLZAN Montana, 29. JAMIESON Elizabeth, 32. FINNERTY Charlotte (9. BABAN ‘45), 40. PUTRUS Christina

Unused subs: 7. SCIBERRAS Candace

Yellow cards: Brekic

Red cards: nil

Blacktown City FC: 1. ROCHAIX Kiara, 2. KRAUSSE Hannah, 4. CHALHOUB Rachel, 5. THORPE Lexy, 7. SZYMONICZEK Claire (34. GOEHNER ‘60), 9. CHAPLIN Tayla (25. PAYENS ‘81), 13. TILSED Bronte, 16. MORRIS Ella, 23. MCCUTCHEON Alyse-May (15. IVANOVIC ‘81), 28. CIOCCA Nicola (11. ALOISIO ‘62), 29. BYRNE Ainsley

Yellow cards: nil

Red cards: nil

Central Coast Mariners 0 drew with UNSW FC 0

It was honours even at Mingara between Central Coast Mariners and UNSW FC in a tough and tight battle on Sunday afternoon.

UNSW FC will finish the season in fourth spot and will be delighted with the second half of their year which saw them springboard into finals contention. The students had their chances on the coast but were unable to find the back of the net.

Coach Guillermo Rubio was happy about his side keeping another clean sheet headed into some tough games over the next fortnight. UNSW FC will take on Premiers Gladesville Ravens in a mouthwatering semi-final next week.

For Central Coast Mariners, they will be disappointed in their last month which saw them alternate between draws or losses. The yellow-and-navy now look forward to next year with Dan Barrett back in the dugout for 2023.

Camden Tigers 0 defeated by Mt Druitt Town Rangers 4

In a tough season, Mt Druitt Town Rangers ended on a high with their 4-0 win against Camden Tigers at Ron Dine Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Mt Druitt Town Rangers picked up their second win in their return to League One Womens football and will be boosted for next year. The visitors led 3-0 at the break before adding another goal in the second half to confirm the win.

Grace Chambers was everywhere for Mt Druitt today and opened the scoring with a cracking goal and patrolled the midfield masterfully. Makaya Crouch, Tia Berg and Olivia Fraser were the other scorers in a good final note to a learning experience.

Camden Tigers weren’t at the races today. It has been a disappointing campaign for the Tigers but like the other debutants will learn a lot from it. Coach Troy Witton summed up their year as inconsistent throughout.

Nepean FC 0 defeated by Hills United FC 12

It was a one-sided contest as Hills United FC won 12-0 against a tired Nepean FC side at Cook Park on Sunday afternoon.

Hills United FC were clinical against Nepean FC on a beautiful day in the west. Ellen Berios was the star of the show for the visitors with a four-goal haul alongside a hat-trick from Isabella Sciberras in the thumping.

The rest of the goals for Hills United FC came from five different players. Aisling Davidson scored in back-to-back games while Imogen Lane, captain Desiree Galea, Annie Halls and Bianca Galayini all found the back of the net.

Nepean FC have been struggling for much of the League One Womens with their young side but coach Ben Gough remained positive. His side will take some lessons from it and look for improvement headed into the new year.

St George FC 3 defeated SD Raiders FC 0

St George FC finished their season in a comfortable 3-0 win against SD Raiders FC at Fraser Park on Sunday afternoon.

The Saints finished off the season in style with three points and end the League One Womens season in fifth position on the ladder which means they will just miss out on finals. Now they look to rebuild next year and aim higher.

Jordan Baker signed off in style with a hat-trick. The sharpshooter tallied 39 goals for the season and finished runner-up for the Golden Boot. Baker helped St George FC to a 1-0 lead at the break before she completed the hat-trick to make it 3-0.

SD Raiders FC might’ve lost today but they did pick up a point mid-week against Sutherland Shire FA in their 1-1 draw. The visitors were unable to find the back of the net in the game and finish their campaign in seventh spot on the League One Womens ladder.

Gladesville Ravens 5 defeated South East Phoenix FC 1

Premiers Gladesville Ravens ended a wonderful campaign in style with a 5-1 win against South East Phoenix FC at South Nowra Football Complex.

Gladesville Ravens have achieved two of their aims for 2022 in taking out the Premiership and earnt promotion to the top grade. Gemma Woolley once again was in the goals with a brace either side of half-time.

Goalkeeper Romina Parraguirre opened the scoring for Gladesville Ravens from the spot before a pair of substitutes in Luca Davine and Maya Braun rounded off the score line. The Ravens look to complete the set with their semi-final against UNSW FC next week.

The loss won’t diminish the solid season South East Phoenix FC had in 2022. They won six games and will finish in 13th position. Their goal came from Amanda Carney in the first half for her 14th goal of the campaign and made it 2-1.

Northbridge Bulls FC 1 defeated by Sutherland Shire FA 2

Sutherland Shire FA rounded off their 2022 season with one final scalp beating Northbridge Bulls FC 2-1 at Northbridge Oval.

It has been a remarkable second half of the campaign for Sutherland Shire FA who have reeled off an impressive streak of wins to finish in sixth spot on the League One Womens ladder. Coach Jon Long will be proud of the continued development of the side.

Sutherland Shire FA ended on a high taking down finals bound Northbridge Bulls FC on their home ground for win 17 of the season. Violet Keelan and Zoe Hart put them into a 2-0 lead headed into the half-time break.

For Northbridge Bulls FC, they did pull a goal back through Zoe Browne but go into the finals series off a loss which snapped their recent win streak. The Bulls will face Hills United FC in the first week of the League One Womens finals next weekend.

South Coast Flame FC vs Inter Lions was abandoned at HT with Flame leading 5-0.

By Justin Davies (@JustDavies90)