Round 6 Review – League One Women’s


Round 6 in the Football NSW League One Womens competition was another fantastic feast of football to enjoy with six games played and plenty of goals to be enjoyed.

There were wins for Central Coast Mariners, Nepean FC, UNSW FC, St George FC and Sutherland Shire FA.

Let’s get onto the review.

Match of the Round: SD Raiders FC 1 drew with Blacktown City FC 1

The points were shared in a 1-1 draw between SD Raiders FC and Blacktown City FC down at Ernie Smith Reserve on Sunday afternoon.

The first shot of the contest fell to the hosts. Tahlia Voskanian found some space and fired a shot straight at Blacktown City FC custodian Kiara Rochaix.

Set pieces were a big part of the game and SD Raiders FC had a free-kick through Isabella Sultan which was again plucked out of the air by Rochaix.

It was the visitors’ set piece which saw the game’s first goal. A corner was flicked on by Jenny Hughes into the path of Janssen to tap home for Blacktown City FC and it was 1-0.

Starting from the bench, Elin Rosenberg Cemazar entered the game in the 25th minute and was energetic throughout her appearance and wasn’t afraid to shoot from range.

Rosenberg Cemazar also played a huge role in SD Raiders FC’s equaliser. Her combination with Sarah Mandile made space before the cross gave Chloe Hain a simple finish for the equaliser.

Both sides came out of the sheds after half-time ready to go including SD Raiders FC making another change with Abigail Boag making her entrance to the game.

Heading into the final stretch, Elana Topalidis had a golden chance to give SD Raiders FC the lead when the ball broke to her but her shot went straight at Rochaix again.

As the time ticked down, SD Raiders FC had the majority of the chances. Substitute Ellie-Leigh Lontis had a strong run which finished with a shot wide of the mark.

The substitutes were making an impact for SD Raiders FC.

Miriam Zumaya had space on the left twice but both times the shot hit the side netting.

There was one final chance for SD Raiders FC from a corner. It was swung in dangerously, but Rochaix was able to punch the ball away and the full-time whistle followed for a 1-1 draw.

Post match SD Raiders FC coach Linda Khamis found positives in the result but hoped her side can turn these draws into three points soon.

“I would have preferred to get the three points, I think we deserved it. We started off scrappy then found our groove and probably should’ve jagged the result.

“We have to break this drawing drought that we’ve been through,” said Khamis.

For Blacktown City FC coach David O’Keefe, he reflected on the draw for his side and the lack of finishing chances.

“A draw was a fair result today.

“We started alright and then got a bit sloppy before our goal.

“They responded well with a goal from a set piece.

“The second half was a battle between two teams which are desperate for points, and I think we lacked a clinical edge,” said O’Keefe.

Match Stats

Sunday 16 April 2023

Ernie Smith Reserve, Moorebank

SD Raiders FC 1 (Hain ‘42)

Blacktown City FC 1 (Janssen ‘32)

SD Raiders FC: 1. Natasha Pentecost, 3. Lauren Wickremeratne (13. Kristen Prior ‘72), 4. Jessica Neville, 5. Isabella Sultan, 10. Denise Justice, 12. Amanda Radmillo, 14. Sarah Mandile, 18. Elana Topalidis (43. Miriam Zumaya ‘85), 20. Tahlia Voskanian (11. Elin Rosenberg Cemazar ‘25), 32. Olivia Campbell (15. Ellie-Leigh Lontis ‘72, 51. Chloe Hain (6. Abigail Boag ‘45)

Unused subs: 21. Jemica Artillaga

Yellow cards: nil

Red cards: nil

Blacktown City FC: 1. Kiara Rochaix, 2. Ainsley Byrne, 5. Lexy Thorpe, 6. Danielle Keller (15. Yasmin Aloisio ‘63), 7. Claire Szymoniczek (19. Nicola Ciocca ‘75), 8. Ella Morris (19. Emma Ingerson ‘72), 11. Jenny Hughes, 12. Ashley Limnios, 28. Sophie Roberts (16. Olivia De Pourbaix ‘63), 32. Cameron Janssen, 41. Malea Cezar

Unused subs: 3. Ashleigh Bax, 20. Anna Ivanovic

Yellow cards: Hughes ‘89

Red cards: nil

Nepean FC 7 defeated Inter Lions 1

Nepean FC continued their strong form with a 7-1 win over Inter Lions in a goal fest at Cook Park on Sunday afternoon.

The hosts were made to work for the win after falling behind early but they recovered to pile on some goals. Gemma Morgan equalised from the spot for Nepean FC with the foul won by substitute Ella Joyce who went on to play a starring role.

Joyce kept up her goal scoring form with five goals while Cassidy White was the other Nepean FC player to score in the result which made it back-to-back huge wins for Nepean FC who have started to gel under Ben Gough.

Inter Lions got the best start to the game with the opening goal in the 20th minute before the side fell away to their third loss of the season. It was a similar story to last week with the Lions punished for some errors in their game.

UNSW FC 2 defeated Mt Druitt Town Rangers 0

UNSW FC moved into third place on the ladder after their 2-0 win over Mt Druitt Town Rangers at The Village Green on Sunday afternoon.

The students were made to work for the three points against a well drilled Mt Druitt Town Rangers side and scored goals in each half. Amanda Levaskevich scored in the first half before Marcella Santos doubled the advantage.

Mt Druitt Town Rangers were made to pay for two lapses in concentration but did finish the game strongly with some chances after the introduction of substitute Rita Boateng.

South East Phoenix FC 0 defeated by St George FC 6

St George FC hit South East Phoenix FC for six in their 6-0 win at South Nowra Football Complex on Sunday afternoon.

The Saints put together their best performance of the campaign and did most of their damage in the second half with five goals. Caitlin Campbell got their opening goal which gave them a 1-0 lead at the break.

Morgan Maxwell then scored twice while Maddison Farmer and Kyla Vanderlaan also found the back of the net. Campbell wrapped up a solid performance with a second goal to take her tally to five for the season.

South East Phoenix FC held firm for much of the first half before a red card to Ashleigh Long cruelled their fate in the game as they suffered back-to-back losses.

Hills United 0 defeated by Central Coast Mariners 1

Central Coast Mariners triumphed in a tight tussle 1-0 against Hills United FC at Bella Vista Public School on Sunday afternoon.

In a battle which was advertised as too close to call, it took something special to break the deadlock in this game.

Central Coast Mariners got the only goal from the spot through Chloe Smith in the ninth minute to extend her goal scoring streak.

Hills United FC had their chances in the top of the table clash but couldn’t find a way past Mariners shot stopper Kiara Fontanilla.

The hosts were missing two of their key figures in Isabella Sciberras and defender Cassandra Wheeler both due back next week.

Sutherland Shire FA 3 defeated Camden Tigers 0

Sutherland Shire FA maintained the rage in their 3-0 win over Camden Tigers at Seymour Shaw on Sunday night.

The Sutherland Shire FA side had to wait until the second half to find the back of the net but piled on three goals to record back-to-back wins. Alina Stojcevski notched a double to build on her goal from last week while Violet Keelan rounded out the scoring.

South Coast Flame FC 2 vs Marconi Stallions 0 

It was a solid performance from the South Coast Flame as they recorded a 2-0 victory over the Marconi Stallions.

It was Lulu Lozano who did all the damage scoring a double to gift the hosts the three points.

-By Justin Davies