Round 8 Preview – League One Women’s


Round 8 in the Football NSW League One Womens competition promises to be another thrilling instalment as teams find their groove.

We have seven mouthwatering clashes to enjoy including our Match of the Round between Hills United FC and Camden Tigers. Let’s get onto the preview.

Match of the Round: Hills United FC vs Camden Tigers, Sunday 30 April, 7:30pm, Landen Stadium

Our Match of the Rounds heads west when Hills United FC take on the Camden Tigers at Landen Stadium on Sunday night.

Hills United FC were left frustrated after their goal-less draw last weekend and hope to rediscover their shooting boots.

There is enough firepower in the squad including Stefanie Trovato and Imogen Lane to find the back of the net in this clash.

Clean sheets are always enjoyed by defenders and Aisling Davidson has been one of the big building blocks for Hills United FC and their terrific defence.

Camden Tigers head into this game off a bad run of form but did win the last time they featured in our Match of the Round back in Round 2.

They have some talented attacking options of their own which will be needed to keep pace with a hungry Hills United FC side.

It will be a big game for the Tigers midfield to contain the visitors and they will look towards Merryn Clarke to help in that regard.

The game will be streamed on NPL.TV on Sunday night with Beau Clements behind the microphone for the clash.

Mt Druitt Town Rangers vs Marconi Stallions, Sunday 30 April, 3pm, Wanderers Football Park

Mt Druitt Town Rangers continue their homestand against Marconi Stallions at Wanderers Football Park on Sunday.

The Town Rangers are full of confidence after getting their second win at home for the season and are ready to spring an upset.

One major reason for the result was thanks to the hard work of Hitomi Maeda who pulled all the strings and showed why Neil Ross brought her in.

Angelina Warton was amongst the scorers last week and her goal was the pick of them so she will be keen to add her tally on Sunday.

Marconi Stallions once again showed their determination in their goalless draw against Hills United FC at their temporary home of Wanderers Football Park.

Emma Voloder leads the team from the back and the Stallions defence will be keen for a repeat performance on the weekend.

Goals are the name of the game though, they will need that to win. They will look towards Julia Figueira to supply those in this contest.

Sutherland Shire FA vs Nepean FC, Sunday 30 April, 3pm, Harrie Denning Centre

Back at Harrie Denning Centre, Sutherland Shire FA host Nepean FC in an important game on Sunday afternoon.

The vibes are high for Sutherland Shire FA after their third win in a row and headed back to their fortress ready for a fourth.

Sutherland Shire FA have shared the scoring around this season and Janan Codmani has chipped in with some important goals for the team.

Their coach Jon Long has them playing good football and they deserve their fifth spot and are in a good spot to make the finals.

Nepean FC were unable to build on their strong work in recent weeks and fell to defeat against local rivals Mt Druitt Town Rangers.

They will need to bring their A-Game should they get anything from this match in what promises to be a blockbuster affair.

St George FC vs SD Raiders FC, Sunday 30 April, 3pm, Ilinden Sports Centre

St George FC take on SD Raiders FC down at Ilinden Sports Centre on Sunday afternoon in a big clash between the two sides.

The Saints were on course for back-to-back wins before an equaliser from South Coast Flame FC saw them share the points.

They have found their goal scoring touch in recent weeks which has helped turn the form around which has helped them move in ninth place.

Morgan Maxwell has three goals in her last two games while Jordan Baker and Kyla Vanderlaan have also starred.

SD Raiders FC laid down a marker with their huge win against Camden Tigers and sit in fourth spot on the ladder currently.

The combination between Isabella Sultan and Elin Rosenberg Cemazar has been a huge part of SD Raiders FC early success.

They broke their run of draws last weekend so Linda Khamis hopes this might be the catalyst for a run of wins starting in Rockdale on Sunday.

Central Coast Mariners vs Blacktown City FC, Sunday 30 April, 3pm, Pluim Park

Central Coast Mariners take on Blacktown City FC at Pluim Park on Sunday afternoon.

The Mariners suffered their first loss of the season in the Match of the Round and will be keen to bounce back.

It was a forgettable afternoon for the yellow-and-navy but Kaitlin Murphy had another fine performance down the wing.

Annalise Rasmussen came on as a late substitute and was a bright spark which reflects why the Mariners gave her an A-League Womens contract.

Blacktown City FC got themselves back in the winner’s circle with their one-goal win over South East Phoenix FC at Landen Stadium.

Goal scorer Jenny Hughes has worked hard through the first seven weeks and got her reward with the winner and looks to further glory this weekend.

Emma Ingerson had her best performance in a Blacktown City FC shirt and can repeat that work on the Coast and help spring an upset.

UNSW FC vs Inter Lions, Sunday 30 April, 3pm, The Village Green

League leaders UNSW FC welcome Inter Lions to their new home The Village Green for their game on Sunday afternoon.

The students took their unbeaten run to seven with their win on the coast and moved to the summit of the League One Womens ladder.

Having Marcella Santos and Amanda Levaskevich leading the line has been huge in their run and both found the back of the net last week.

Sarah Ferris has both the armband the responsibility of leading the defence and has helped make UNSW FC a tough team to score against.

Inter Lions put up a solid 45-minute performance but fell away against Sutherland Shire FA in their home game.

Their keeper Emma Woodin had a good showing last week and will need a similar performance against the league leaders.

South East Phoenix FC vs South Coast Flame FC, Sunday 30 April, 3:15pm, South Nowra Football Complex

South East Phoenix FC take on South Coast Flame FC down at South Nowra Football Complex on Sunday afternoon.

It was a close defeat for South East Phoenix FC in their travels to the west but they remain upbeat on their return home.

Norm Boardman remained positive with his side who were stretched for numbers but still put in a shift and look towards another similar performance on Sunday.

South Coast Flame FC continued their strong run of form with their pulsating draw against St George FC last weekend.

Daniel Naumovski has built a wonderful squad in South Coast Flame’s second season, and they look to continue moving up the ladder.

Bronte Trew continues to fly up the goal scorer charts and her work with Cristina Barraza has been vital the Flame’s success.

By Justin Davies (@JustDavies90)