Round 11 Preview – League One Women’s
Round 11 in the Football NSW League One Womens competition offers up some fantastic games to enjoy as teams continue to make their run towards the top four.
Our Match of the Round features Sutherland Shire FA taking on Mt Druitt Town Rangers.
Let’s get onto the preview.
Match of the Round: Sutherland Shire FA vs Mt Druitt Town Rangers, Sunday 21 May, 3pm, Harrie Denning Centre
Sutherland Shire FA face off against Mt Druitt Town Rangers at Harrie Denning Centre in our Match of the Round on Sunday afternoon.
The hosts come into this game following their first loss in over a month against Hills United FC in a tight game.
They will remain upbeat after this recent run which has seen Sutherland Shire FA rise on the cusp of a top four spot.
The combination between Violet Keelan and Alina Stojcevski in their strike partnership will make it tough for Mt Druitt on Sunday afternoon.
Mt Druitt Town Rangers took their unbeaten run to four games after their triumph South East Phoenix FC at Popondetta Park.
It is another busy week for the Town Rangers with their Sapphire Cup game against Seaforth FC as they look to keep the good times rolling.
Their recent success has been thanks to the wonderful form of Anicka Castaneda who has goals in back-to-back games for the visitors.
This game will be streamed on NPL.TV on Sunday afternoon with Dominic Criniti behind the microphone for a mouth-watering contest.
Nepean FC vs UNSW FC, Sunday 21 May, 3pm, Cook Park
Back at home, Nepean FC take on leaders UNSW FC down at Cook Park for an intriguing game on Sunday afternoon.
Nepean FC come into this game off a high after their battling draw with South Coast Flame FC in last week’s Match of the Round.
Ella Goodwin was a standout for Nepean FC in the draw. Her partnership with Jamaica Marshall will be key in this contest.
The Nepean FC defence was stout last weekend and will need a repeat performance against UNSW FC to take something from the game.
UNSW FC remain top of the tree in the League One Womens competition after their one-goal win over SD Raiders FC at home.
It was a welcome return for Marcella Santos who marked her appearance with a goal to continue her strong start to the season.
Camden Tigers vs Marconi Stallions, Sunday 21 May, 3pm Ron Dine Reserve
Camden Tigers face off against Marconi Stallions in their match at Ron Dine Reserve on Sunday afternoon.
The Tigers remain at the foot of the League One Women’s ladder after their loss to Central Coast Mariners last weekend.
There has been a change in leadership by the Tigers and they hope it might motivate them to get a result on their home turf.
Marconi Stallions left it late but secured a win over Inter Lions to break their run of draws and losses recently.
While their attack deserves much praise, the work done by the defence led by Samantha Huynh played a big part in the result.
Up top, Erinn Cleghorn has been in fine goal scoring form with three goals in her last three appearances and will be a danger for the Tigers defence.
Inter Lions vs St George FC, Sunday 21 May, 3pm, Majors Bay Reserve
Rebuilding Inter Lions welcome a surging St George FC to Majors Bay Reserve for their game on Sunday afternoon.
Inter Lions led twice before they fell to a last-minute defeat to Marconi Stallions at Wanderers Football Park.
It was a breakout game for Caitlin Webster who got a brace and will look to add to her tally playing back on home turf.
St George FC kept their winning run going with their third straight win over Blacktown City FC which pushed them into the top four.
The Saints have found their rhythm and Mark Greenfield will be pleased the side has started to convert their chances after the opening month.
Part of that success has been thanks to the work of Morgan Maxwell. She has five goals this season and her combination with Kyla Vanderlaan is vital.
SD Raiders FC vs Hills United FC, Sunday 21 May, 3:15pm, Ernie Smith Reserve
SD Raiders FC have a game against the high-flying Hills United FC side at Ernie Smith Reserve on Sunday afternoon.
The hosts had a hard fought loss to the competition leaders UNSW FC last weekend and aim to rebound at home.
They’ve been boosted from their midweek Sapphire Cup win over Coogee United that has put the club in good stead for this match.
SD Raiders FC much like Hills United FC, have built success from their defence and will need a big performance from custodian Natasha Pentecost on Sunday.
Hills United FC will be looking forward to this clash after their close win over Sutherland Shire FA at Bella Vista Public School last week.
In their past two seasons, Hills United FC have built their work on defence and this year have only conceded five goals in 10 games.
They will get their first taste of Sapphire Cup football with a trip to Sutherland where they’ll face the Miranda Magpies which is an exciting prospect for Alan Tasses’ side.
South East Phoenix FC vs Central Coast Mariners, Sunday 21 May, 3:15pm, South Nowra Football Complex
The distance derby comes to League One Womens when South East Phoenix FC welcome Central Coast Mariners to South Nowra Football Complex on Sunday afternoon.
South East Phoenix FC put in an improved performance in their loss to Mt Druitt Town Rangers on their travels last weekend.
Back on home soil, they face a tough challenge in the Mariners but will look to goal scorer Beth Tomlinson for inspiration.
Central Coast Mariners warmed up for their travels with a huge win over Camden Tigers and sit in second spot on the ladder.
Midfield maestro Sophie Nenadovic scored a hat-trick which was a deserved reward for her form in a rampaging yellow-and-navy side.
Dan Barrett’s side has been in superb form and will be confident in continuing their chase for top spot in League One Womens.
Blacktown City FC vs South Coast Flame FC, Sunday 21 May, 4pm, Landen Stadium
We finish the weekend at Landen Stadium for a game between Blacktown City FC and South Coast Flame FC on Sunday afternoon.
Blacktown City FC put in a better shift in their loss to St George FC which was their third straight loss for the club.
They have plenty of talent in the side including Cameron Janssen and Alyse-May Mccutcheon who will be key to their fortunes on the weekend.
South Coast Flame FC took their unbeaten run to nine games after their Match of the Round draw against Nepean FC.
Flame showed superb grit in grabbing the late equaliser and has shown there won’t be a sophomore slump for the side in 2023.
Both Ruby Blanch and Lisa Prior were rock solid in the middle of the park for South Coast Flame FC and will be keen to take home three points.
By Justin Davies (@JustDavies90)