Round 10 Review – League One Women’s


Round 10 in the Football NSW League One Womens competition once again delivered drama in spades and plenty of goals to enjoy across the Mother’s Day weekend.

There were wins for UNSW FC, Hills United FC, Mt Druitt Town Rangers, St George FC and Central Coast Mariners so let’s get onto the review.

Match of the Round: South Coast Flame FC 1 drew with Nepean FC 1

Points were shared in a pulsating 1-1 draw between South Coast Flame FC and Nepean FC at Sir Ian McLennan Park on Saturday afternoon.

South Coast Flame FC took their unbeaten run to nine games after their fightback. It was a late penalty which was slotted away by substitute Sariah Wilson that saw them earn a share of the points.

For Nepean FC, they would be happy to take a point back up the highway, but it could’ve been all three in this one. Ella Joyce made an instant impact from the bench with a composed finish to give them the lead in a tight game.

The hosts came out of the blocks fired up and had the early pressure. South Coast Flame FC earnt a few early corners which saw Rachelle Wang skew wide from one.

Nepean FC’s first effort came from Ella Goodwin. She snatched the ball from a Flame defender and shot it wide of the mark.

Goodwin was involved in the visitors work in the early stages. She had another chance after being released but shot it straight.

The fast start continued in the 14th minute for South Coast Flame FC. Kellie McIntyre found some space and drew a magnificent save from Nepean FC keeper Chloe Carmichael.

Both defences were on top in this game. Alessia Perre was on the end of a cushioned ball from Goodwin before she shot straight at Flame keeper Caitlin Russell.

Nepean FC were on the front foot again through Goodwin. She showed off some skill to keep the ball then volley her effort right at Russell.

Coming out of the break, Nepean FC felt just fine. Jamaica Marshall got free from her defender and shot straight again at Russell.

Chances were at a premium between the two solid defences. Nepean FC were able to halt much of the Flames potent attack to limited opportunities.

South Coast Flame FC went close again through McIntyre. She broke loose from her marker and shot it right into the hands of Carmichael.

Nepean FC coach Ben Gough rung the changes and it got them the lead. A lovely ball from Gemma Morgan found substitute Ella Joyce who nestled the ball home for 1-0 after 79 minutes.

The hosts surged forward looking for an equaliser and keep their unbeaten run going but it did leave them vulnerable on the counter.

There was late drama as Lulu Lozano earnt South Coast Flame FC a penalty. Substitute Sariah Wilson stepped up and slotted the spot kick to make it 1-1 in the 90th minute.

Nepean FC almost snatched it at the death. Goodwin stood over a free-kick that was floated straight at Russell as the teams were forced to share the points.

Match Stats

South Coast Flame FC 1 (Wilson ‘90)

Nepean FC 1 (Joyce ‘80)

Saturday 13 May 2023

Sir Ian McLennan Park, Albion Park

South Coast Flame FC: 1. Caitlin Russell, 4. Alexis Malizis, 5. Ruby Blanch (14. Ashley Kotevski ‘68), 6. Lisa Prior, 7. Rachelle Wang (12. Sariah Wilson ‘45), 8. Emily Kostovski, 10. Kellie McIntyre, 11. Lulu Lozano, 13. Jessie Abbott, 19. Cristina Barraza (24. Ella Churchill ‘85), 20. Abigail Jordan

Unused subs: 21. Tahlia Sharrock, 23. Gemma Bishop, 38. Marwa Sulaiman

Yellow cards: Lozano ‘18 McIntyre ‘93

Red cards: nil

Nepean FC: 1. Chloe Carmichael, 5. Jamaica Marshall (19. Megan Lyne ‘71), 6. Gemma Morgan, 8. Olivia De La Harpe, 10. Sheiden Jabour, 12. Alexandra Whiteside, 14. Ella Goodwin, 20. Alessia Perre (9. Ella Joyce ‘66), 22. Jessica Robinson, 23. Hannah Haberman, 33. Sofia Sollecito

Unused subs: 21. Isabella Sollecito, 27. Arlo Hamel, 28. Kiera Geoghegan, 39. Liliana Alba

Yellow cards: Whiteside ‘78

Red cards: nil

Marconi Stallions 3 defeated Inter Lions 2

Marconi Stallions defeated rivals Inter Lions 3-2 in what was a stunning comeback at at Wanderers Football Park on Sunday afternoon.

The Stallions had to dig deep to come from behind twice which earned them the three points.

Heidi Bennett equalised in the 51st minute before late goals from star performer Erinn Cleghorn and Lauren Featherstone got them three points.

Caitlin Webster opened the scoring in the sixth minute for Inter then her second goal gave the Lions back the lead but it wasn’t to be as the Stallions stole all three points at the end.

St George FC 2 defeated Blacktown City FC 0

St George FC were comfortable 2-0 winners over Blacktown City FC at Ilinden Sports Centre on Sunday afternoon.

That made it three wins on the bounce for St George FC despite not being at their best in this contest but they did find the goals they needed. Morgan Maxwell and Jordan Baker scored in either half for the Saints to secure the three points.

Blacktown City FC had their chances to get something from the game but paid for not being clinical up-front. Alyse-May Mccutcheon and Cameron Janssen had the best chances in a game which saw both Olivia Moar and Sophie Roberts make solid starts for the visitors.

Central Coast Mariners 8 defeated Camden Tigers 0

It was a dominant 8-0 win for Central Coast Mariners over Camden Tigers at Pluim Park on Sunday afternoon.

The Mariners were in fine fettle with their thrashing over Camden Tigers to register their third successive win. Savannah Murray got the goal scoring started before Sophie Nenadovic, Kaitlin Murphy and Ava-Marie Carlson made it 4-0 at the break.

Central Coast Mariners added a further five goals in the second half to complete the rout. Murray completed her double for the fifth goal then Nenadovic fired home twice for her hat-trick. Annalise Rasmussen rounded out the scoring late on.

Mt Druitt Town Rangers 3 defeated South East Phoenix FC 1

Mt Druitt Town Rangers rolled on with a 3-1 win over South East Phoenix FC at Popondetta Park on Sunday afternoon.

The Rangers have found their rhythm in the League One Womens competition after their slow start to the campaign. Both of their off-season star signings in Hitomi Maeda and Annicka Castaneda found the back of the net in the first half for a 2-1 lead.

Angelina Warton rounded out the scoring in the 86th minute with her second goal for the season which made it four games unbeaten for the Mt Druitt Town Rangers. It sets up a huge game against Sutherland Shire FA next weekend.

It was a much better performance from South East Phoenix FC in their travels as they clawed a goal back before halftime to make it 2-1. Beth Tomlinson was the goal scorer for the Phoenix.

UNSW FC 2 defeated SD Raiders FC 1

UNSW FC kept their run going with a 2-1 win over SD Raiders FC down at The Village Green on Sunday afternoon.

The league leaders kept their momentum buzzing and got a win against a stubborn SD Raiders FC side in a top half clash. Striker Marcella Santos opened the scoring for the students while Hannah Charak backed up her four goals from last week with another tally.

SD Raiders FC kept up with the leaders for the majority of the match and fell to a defeat which keeps them in seventh position. They did find the back of the net through Isabella Sultan which set up a grandstand finish.

Hills United FC 1 defeated Sutherland Shire FA 0

Hills United FC took the spoils with a 1-0 in a closely fought contest against Sutherland Shire FA at Bella Vista Public School on Sunday afternoon.

The hosts were made to work for the three points against a well organised Sutherland Shire FA outfit. Alyssa Janssen was the match winner for Hills United FC while defender Leah Tallon had a player of the match performance as she limited the visitor’s potent attack.

Sutherland Shire FA set up their game plan well and frustrated Hills United FC for most of the game and almost took a point back to the shire. They still sit in fourth spot in the League One Womens competition after this game.

By Justin Davies (@JustDavies90)