Round 12 in the Football NSW League One Womens competition is hurtling closer towards the mid-season where teams start to find their groove.
We have seven games to enjoy across the whole weekend which includes our Match of the Round between USNW FC and Marconi Stallions.
Let’s get onto the preview.
Match of the Round: UNSW FC vs Marconi Stallions, Sunday 28 May, 6pm, The Village Green
The Match of the Round sees UNSW FC host Marconi Stallions down at The Village Green on Sunday afternoon.
UNSW FC remain top of the tree after their comfortable win over Nepean FC in their travels out to the west of Sydney.
The students set a fantastic pace through the first half and remain undefeated which will please their coach Guillermo Rubio.
They have done so with their goal scoring form that includes Hannah Beard who has scored two goals in her last three appearances.
Marconi Stallions were able to ground out a single goal win in their game against Camden Tigers to move into ninth spot.
The Stallions continue their busy schedule with their catch-up game against South Coast Flame FC on Wednesday night.
Their recent run has been built on a formidable defence. Experienced campaigners Emma Voloder and Samantha Huynh will hope to lead the way.
This mouth-watering clash will be streamed on NPL.TV on Sunday night with Chris Curulli behind the microphone for this game.
South Coast Flame FC vs Mt Druitt Town Rangers, Saturday 27 May, 7:30pm, Sir Ian McLennan Park
The Saturday night fixture sees South Coast Flame FC host Mt Druitt Town Rangers at Sir Ian McLennan Park.
South Coast Flame FC returned to the winner’s circle after their 2-0 win over Blacktown City FC in their travels to the west.
The hosts sit just outside the top four in League One Womens and can move into fourth with another win on home soil on Saturday night.
Cristina Barraza found the back of the net in the win and her combination with Lulu Lozano is a huge factor to South Coast Flame FC’s success thus far.
Mt Druitt Town Rangers featured in our Match of the Round last weekend and earnt a late draw against Sutherland Shire FA.
Anicka Castaneda had another strong performance highlighted by her late goal which took the Philippines attacker to three for the season.
Alongside her, Holly Pender has been a livewire on the left wing and will keep the South Coast Flame FC defenders busy all night.
Central Coast Mariners vs Sutherland Shire FA, Sunday 28 May, 3pm, Pluim Park
Central Coast Mariners head home to take on a surging Sutherland Shire FA at Pluim Park on Sunday afternoon.
The yellow-and-navy were rampant in their double digit win over South East Phoenix FC down in Nowra last weekend.
It has been a superb fortnight for Sophie Nenadovic who has tallied two hat-tricks and is keen to further add to her work on Sunday afternoon.
Up top, Chloe Smith has also been in fine form. She also got a hat-trick against Phoenix and is climbing up the goalscoring charts.
Sutherland Shire FA were pegged back late in their Match of the Round draw against Mt Druitt Town Rangers on Sunday night.
The young side sit in sixth spot headed towards the halfway mark which will please Jon Long as they aim to break back into the top four.
Tahli Fowler has been a breakout star for Sutherland Shire FA this season and her work alongside Violet Keelan has been key to their success.
Inter Lions vs Blacktown City FC, Sunday 28 May, 3pm, Majors Bay Reserve
Inter Lions host Blacktown City FC in their fixture down at Majors Bay Reserve on Sunday afternoon.
The Lions battled hard but fell to a defeat against the inform St George FC side at Majors Bay Reserve last Sunday afternoon.
They will look towards this game as their chance to get their second win of the League One Womens season in a tight battle.
Blacktown City FC stayed in the game but lost to South Coast Flame FC in their game last weekend to remain in eleventh place.
Two of Blacktown City FC’s most consistent performers have been keeper Kiara Rochaix and defender Malea Cesar who will lead the way for them this weekend.
Camden Tigers vs St George FC, Sunday 28 May, 3pm, Ron Dine Reserve
Twelfth place Camden Tigers take on a high-flying St George FC at Ron Dine Reserve on Sunday afternoon.
Camden Tigers held firm and only conceded once in their loss to Marconi Stallions at their home ground last weekend.
Tigers custodian Zarli Lakeman stood tall in that game and made key stops including a penalty and will need a similar performance on Sunday.
St George FC are marching on to fourth position after their comfortable win over Inter Lions in their travels last weekend.
After a slow start, the Saints have been in fine form. Stalwart Jordan Baker chipped in with a pair of goals last weekend to get going.
South East Phoenix FC vs SD Raiders FC, Sunday 28 May, 3:15pm, South Nowra Football Complex
South East Phoenix FC continue their home stand against SD Raiders FC at South Nowra Football Complex on Sunday afternoon.
They will want to put together a much tighter performance after their thrashing at the hands of Central Coast Mariners last weekend.
South East Phoenix FC have shown this season, they can put together a good performance and if they can on Sunday it could cause an upset.
SD Raiders FC are looking to bounce back after their fourth straight defeat in their loss to Hills United FC away from home.
The visitors will be keen to travel down to Nowra and get a win to get their season back on track and move closer to the top four.
One thing that has thrived is their defence which has only shipped six goals and if they find some goals will take three points back up the highway.
Hills United FC vs Nepean FC, Sunday 28 May, 3:45pm, Bella Vista Public School
Hills United FC face off against Nepean FC in their game played at Bella Vista Public School on Sunday afternoon.
The hosts kept on their winning run with another close win over SD Raiders FC on their trip to Ernie Smith Reserve last weekend.
Alan Tasses side have shown patience in how they have broken down opponents which will be needed against this resolute Nepean FC defence.
Imogen Lane got their winner last week and has been a key contributor for Hills United FC in recent seasons and will be keen to net again.
Nepean FC were cruelled by some lapses in concentration in their loss to league leaders UNSW FC at their home ground.
Ben Gough’s young side face another tough test but they did end Hills United FC’s undefeated run last season so they can cause an upset.
By Justin Davies (@JustDavies90)