Round 14 in the Football NSW League One Womens felt like it was an furniture store with all the draws that occurred this weekend. The seven games had plenty of excitement to enjoy across Sunday afternoon highlighted by the Match of the Round Central Coast Mariners vs St George FC. Let’s get onto the review.
Match of the Round: Central Coast Mariners vs St George FC
A late Maddison Farmer goal helped St George FC to a 1-1 draw with Central Coast Mariners at Pluim Park on Sunday afternoon.
Central Coast Mariners were in control for much of the contest and took the lead through Kaitlin Murphy but were unable to build on their lead and conceded late. Annalise Rasmussen had a few good chances for the hosts.
St George FC continue their reputation as comeback queens. Caitlin Campbell’s late free kick was turned home by Maddison Farmer to gain a point. The visitors missed an earlier penalty which could have given them the lead.
Both Central Coast Mariners and St George FC walked onto the lush turf at Pluim Park under bright sunshine looking to find three points.
Central Coast Mariners aimed to make a fast start after conceding first twice in the last fortnight. They had a pair of passes break through the line but the offside flag was raised.
They had a further pair of chances through top goal scorer Chloe Smith and Annalise Rasmussen but neither effort really troubled St George FC custodian Alexandra Hinson.
St George FC racked up the corners early trying to test Mariners keeper Kiara Fontanilla but the closest they went was a deflected strike from Caitlin Campbell.
The visitors did have the first chance to find the back of the net. Jordan Baker was fouled in the box which saw Jasmine Limon step up and crash her effort against the crossbar.
The Mariners had their own set piece chance in the 32nd minute. Rasmussen drove her effort low and under the wall but it was deflected wide of the mark.
It was the home side who took the lead. Ava-Marie Carlson drove on the right before her cross was pushed into the path of Kaitlin Murphy who tapped home for 1-0 in the 38th minute.
Coming out of the break, St George FC looked to equalise. Baker swiveled before she sent her strike over the crossbar.
The Saints kept pushing for the equaliser. Kyla Vanderlaan sprung free and was one-on-one with Fontanilla but pushed it wide of the mark.
Central Coast Mariners looked to extend their advantage. Defender Savannah Murray found herself up field but skied her effort.
Caitlin Campbell tried to inspire the Saints. She shrugged off the defence then had her shot pushed away by Fonatilla for a corner.
Shai Cooney-Cross tried to settle the three points for the Mariners. Her pass found Rasmussen in stride who shot right at Hinson.
St George FC stole a point at the death though. Caitlin Campbell sent in a free kick which substitute Maddison Farmer snuck home to make it 1-1 in the 93rd minute.
Sunday 11 June 2023
Pluim Park, Lisarow
Central Coast Mariners 1 (Murphy ‘38)
St George FC 1 (Farmer ‘90+3)
Central Coast Mariners: 3. Sara Piriz, 5. Savannah Murray, 7. Kaitlin Murphy (8. Sophie Nenadovic ‘65), 9. Kiera Bainsfair, 10. Annalise Rasmussen, 11. Chloe Smith, 12. Kaya Hawkinson, 13. Ava-Marie Carlson, 16. Leisel Collins, 18. Shain Cooney-Cross, 20. Kiara Fontanilla
Unused subs: 1. Kyara O’Brien, 6. Jordyn Drsydale, 15. Rachel Glendenning, 17. Darelle Avery
Yellow cards: nil
Red cards: nil
St George FC: 1. Alexandra Hinson, 2. Joanna Minas, 3. Kate Dale, 9. Jordan Baker, 10. Morgan Maxwell (52. Wendy-Nell Soyer ‘71), 11. Kyla Vanderlaan (16. Emma-Jane Winston ‘65), 15. Genevieve Russo (8. Abbey-Rose Cryer ‘61), 18. Jaslyn Moore, 20. Caitlin Campbell, 23. Maddison Farmer, 40. Jasmine Limon
Unused subs: 21. Amy Orphanides, 22. Rebecca Cousins, 29. Maiya Perdikaris
Yellow cards: Limon ‘64
Red cards: nil
Nepean FC 1 drew with SD Raiders FC 1
Points were shared in a 1-1 draw between Nepean FC and SD Raiders FC in their game at Cook Park on Sunday afternoon.
It was a willing contest between the two sides and all the goal action happened in a three-minute spell in the opening 15 minutes. Abuk Nyor found the back of the net for SD Raiders FC in the 13th minute before Ella Joyce equalised in the 16th minute.
The second half was a tight affair and neither team could find a winner, so the points were shared in a pulsating contest. SD Raiders FC did finish the game with 10 after goal scorer Nyor was shown a red card with 20 minutes to go but Nepean FC couldn’t make the advantage count.
Sutherland Shire FA 1 defeated by UNSW FC 3
UNSW FC kept chugging along with a 3-1 win over Sutherland Shire FA at Harrie Denning Centre on Sunday afternoon.
The students made Princess Ibini’s debut for them a winning one with their 12th win of the campaign and keep their momentum at the top of the table. Amanda Levaskevich continued her superb form with a brace in the win.
Mid-season signing Rachelle Wang scored her first for UNSW FC to round out the scoring for the league leaders. Sutherland Shire FA did find the back of the net through Zoe Hart, but it wasn’t enough to challenge the students on Sunday afternoon.
Marconi Stallions 1 drew with Blacktown City FC 1
Marconi Stallions and Blacktown City FC battled to a 1-1 draw in their contest at Wanderers Football Park on Sunday afternoon.
It was an end-to-end game between these two mid-table sides in League One Womens and they both go home happy with a point. Blacktown City FC took the lead going into the break after Ella Morris scored in the 17th minute.
The Stallions were able to fight back into the second half and claw back to make it back-to-back draws for the proud club. Kyra Cabrera equalised in the 68th minute in a performance coach Andy Severin was pleased with post-game.
Mt Druitt Town Rangers 7 defeated Inter Lions 0
Mt Druitt Town Rangers thrashed Inter Lions 7-0 in their game at Popondetta Park on Sunday afternoon.
The Town Rangers were in scintillating form bouncing back from their defeat to Hills United FC last weekend and remain on the edge of the top four. Defender Holly Williams opened the scoring before Rita Boateng and Anicka Castaneda made it 3-0 to the hosts at the break.
Boateng completed her hat-trick to round off a terrific display from the livewire forward then Holly Pender added a double to make it 7-0. The result pleased Neil Ross who has the side firing on all cylinders at the moment.
Camden Tigers 0 defeated by South East Phoenix FC 2
South East Phoenix FC won 2-0 over Camden Tigers in their game at Ron Dine Reserve on Sunday afternoon.
The visitors made it three wins on the trot with their win in Camden and continue to create space from the bottom of the ladder. The first half was a tight affair which didn’t produce any goals and saw the teams go into the break at 0-0.
South East Phoenix FC burst into life in the second half. Captain Melaine Leedham got the ball rolling for the visitors in the 61st minute before April Rowley doubled their delight on her debut starting performance for the Phoenix.
Hills United FC 1 drew with South Coast Flame FC 1
It was honours even between Hills United FC and South Coast Flame FC in their 1-1 draw at Bella Vista Public School on Sunday afternoon.
The result will feel like a lost opportunity for Hills United FC who could’ve moved into second spot with a win in this contest. They were made to pay for a lackluster first half and had to claw their way back into the contest.
South Coast Flame FC opened the scoring from striker Bronte Trew to make it 1-0 for her 12th goal of the League One Womens season. Hills United FC equalised from an own goal just before half-time but despite throwing everything at Flame in the second half, couldn’t find a winner.
By Justin Davies (@JustDavies90)