Round 10 Preview – League One Women’s
Round 10 in the Football NSW League One Womens competition sees us hurtling towards the mid-way point of the season with teams starting to make their charge to the top.
We have seven great games to enjoy over the weekend so let’s get onto the preview.
Match of the Round: South Coast Flame FC vs Nepean FC, Saturday 13 May, 3:15pm, Sir Ian McLennan Park
South Coast Flame FC host Nepean FC on Saturday afternoon down at Sir Ian McLennan Park in this week’s Match of the Round.
The Flame are in red hot form with another comfortable win over Inter Lions which made it back-to-back wins for them.
Lulu Lozano scored her fourth goal of the season in the result and has been a standout star for South Coast Flame FC thus far this season.
Alongside her, captain Rachelle Wang has led her side well and will have them ready to go from the opening whistle on Saturday.
Nepean FC will want to forget about their loss to St George FC last weekend which was one of their worst performances of the season.
Ben Gough will have the side prepared well and they could dig in and frustrate their more fancied opponents in this game.
This game will be streamed live on NPL.TV on Saturday afternoon with Dominic Criniti behind the microphone for this game.
St George FC vs Blacktown City FC, Sunday 14 May, 3pm, Ilinden Sports Centre
Resurgent St George FC welcome Blacktown City FC to Ilinden Sports Centre for their game on Sunday afternoon.
St George FC have won back-to-back games after their comfortable success over Nepean FC in the west last weekend.
In recent weeks, Kyla Vanderlaan has been a key performer for the Saints and she will aim to replicate that feat on Sunday.
The Saints have risen to sixth in the League One Womens competition and another win can help them continue their momentum.
Blacktown City FC were disappointed in themselves after their loss to local rivals Mt Druitt Town Rangers last weekend.
The visitors will look to Jenny Hughes and Alyse-May Mccutcheon to get them moving forward and finding the back of the net.
Last week was a tough week for the Blacktown City FC backline but they have shown the ability already this season to shut down potent attacks.
Central Coast Mariners vs Camden Tigers, Sunday 14 May, 3pm, Pluim Park
Back at Pluim Park, Central Coast Mariners face off against Camden Tigers in their contest on Sunday afternoon.
The Mariners have struck back in good style since their loss to UNSW FC with a pair of wins that has them in second spot.
Their top scorer Chloe Smith scored the winner to make it six for the season and she will be keen to enhance her total on Sunday.
Captain Kaitlin Murphy is part of the Mariners engine room and chips in with some valuable goals to get them towards the finals.
Camden Tigers fell to a heavy defeat in their home fixture against UNSW FC that has them in 13th spot on the League One Womens ladder.
It has been a tough run for the visitors but a trip away might be the medicine they need to get their groove back and into the win column.
Mt Druitt Town Rangers vs South East Phoenix FC, Sunday 14 May, 3pm, Popondetta Park
Mt Druitt Town Rangers take on South East Phoenix FC in an important game at Popondetta Park on Sunday afternoon.
The Town Rangers come into this game with three positive results and look to make Popondetta Park a tough place to visit.
It has been a solid return from injury for Rita Boateng who was heavily involved in the win and her goals will be key to Mt Druitt’s success in 2023.
They also had another strong performance from Hitomi Maeda in the midfield who has been pulling all the strings recently.
South East Phoenix FC featured in our Match of the Round last week in losing to Hills United FC by a wide margin.
The visitors have been much closer to a result on their travels and that can help them possibly record an upset and their first win of the season.
UNSW FC vs SD Raiders FC, Sunday 14 May, 3pm, The Village Green
Leaders UNSW FC welcome SD Raiders FC to their new home in The Village Green on Sunday afternoon.
The students continue to ace their exams after a huge win in the south-west which takes their unbeaten run to nine games.
Their attack is firing on all cylinders that has seen them plunder in 30 goals already through nine rounds which would please coach Guillermo Rubio.
Part of that was the goal scoring of Hannah Charak. She scored four goals and linked well with Amanda Levaskevich up top, which will be a danger for SD Raiders FC.
SD Raiders FC have hit a rough patch with back-to-back defeats after their strong start to the League One Womens season.
One thing that has been the basis of their work thus far has been a solid defence only conceding nine goals that makes them tough to beat.
Up top, they have Elin Rosenberg Cemazar and Isabella Sultan, a strong duo alongside Sarah Mandile that can help them get a result.
Marconi Stallions vs Inter Lions, Sunday 14 May, 3pm, Wanderers Football Park
Marconi Stallions take on Inter Lions at their temporary home Wanderers Football Park on Sunday afternoon.
The Stallions were gallant in their defeat to high flying Sutherland Shire FA in their late game down in the shire.
It did give us a debut for Yurina Koyama who announced herself with a well-taken goal which will leave a good first impression on her teammates.
They have a few more additions ready to add more firepower and the Stallions will be one side to watch in the second half of the season.
Inter Lions battled well before they were swept away by South Coast Flame FC in their contest on Sunday afternoon.
The side is starting to gel and that starts from the back. Emma Woodin has been solid between the sticks and will need to be again against the Stallions.
Hills United FC vs Sutherland Shire FA, Sunday 14 May, 3:45pm, Bella Vista Public School
Finishing off the round is Hills United FC taking on Sutherland Shire FA at Bella Vista Public School on Sunday afternoon.
Hills United FC have been in fine form scoring 12 goals in their last two fixtures and are primed for this contest.
Stefanie Trovato returned to the field and found the back of the net and the experienced campaigner forms a huge part of their attack.
Alan Tasses will be pleased with his side’s recent form which has them sat in third on the ladder and they are well positioned for the second half of the season.
Sutherland Shire FA are also in sparkling form with their win over Marconi Stallions in the night cap last weekend.
Tali Fowler has emerged as another fantastic attacking option for the hosts and her combination with Violet Keelan will be key.
Keeper Jasmin Lawler will be key to Sutherland Shire FA’s success if she makes some key saves against the host’s strong attack.
South Coast Flame FC vs Marconi Stallions from Round 6 will be resumed from the 20th minute on Wednesday night.
By Justin Davies (@JustDavies90)