Round 6 Preview – League One Women’s

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Round 6 in the Football NSW League One Women’s competition sees it return to a full slate of games to indulge in the coming weekend. There are seven games to enjoy across Sunday afternoon highlighted by Bankstown City Lions FC hosting Hills United FC in the Match of the Round. Let’s get to the preview!

Match of the Round: Bankstown City Lions FC vs Hills United FC, Sunday 7 April, 530pm, Jensen Park

Bankstown City Lions FC host Hills United FC in the Match of the Round at Jensen Park on Sunday afternoon.

The Lions were in fine form in their 6-0 win against Camden Tigers down at Jensen Park last weekend.

They were missing sharpshooter Aya Seino but Chelsea Greguric stepped in with a pair of goals to take her tally to three for the season.

Coach Ante Covic will want another strong performance from his side against one of their fellow contenders on Sunday.

Hills United FC produced a second half masterclass to win 5-2 against Central Coast Mariners at Landen Stadium.

The strike partnership between Isabella Sciberras and Kaylie Shannon were lethal in the win scoring three goals and be keen for further tallies.

They remain undefeated after five rounds but face their biggest test on Sunday afternoon and coach Alan Tasses will have them prepared.

This match will be streamed live on the Football NSW YouTube channel with the magnificent Mel Muscat behind the microphone.

St George FC vs Marconi Stallions, Sunday 7 April, 3pm, Ilinden Sports Centre

St George FC face off against Marconi Stallions down at Ilinden Sports Centre on Sunday afternoon.

The Saints added another point to their total in a 1-1 draw against SD Raiders FC at Cirillo Reserve on Good Friday.

Christina Dendrinos is part of the St George FC and got rewarded with a goal in the result and she will be hoping to add a few more in the coming weeks.

Amalia Orphanides has done well taking over in goal for the Saints and want to keep a second clean sheet of the season.

Marconi Stallions were pegged back for a 1-1 draw themselves against South East Phoenix FC in Nowra.

The Stallions have had a tough first month of the season but they have banked some points which can give them a platform to rise up the ladder.

Maria Herrera got her maiden goal of the League One Women’s season in the draw and look to score in back-to-back games on Sunday.

Nepean FC vs Sutherland Strikers FC, Sunday 7 April, 3pm, Jamison Park

Nepean FC welcome Sutherland Strikers FC down to Jamison Park for their game on Sunday afternoon.

The hosts were beaten 5-0 by local rivals Mt Druitt Town Rangers in their game at Cook Park last weekend.

Nepean FC has had a tough schedule to start the season but might look at this game to open their account for the season.

Coach Joseph Ellul has been positive in his messaging to the team and will push them to find the back of the net on Sunday.

Sutherland Strikers moved their game to Wednesday night against Inter Lions in front of the FNSW cameras.

It is a busy week for the Strikers with a pair of games which they will believe are winnable contests.

Georgie Lewis got their first goal of the season in their last game and look to continue her role up front in the west.

Inter Lions FC vs Mt Druitt Town Rangers FC, Sunday 7 April, 3pm, Majors Bay Reserve

Inter Lions welcome Mt Druitt Town Rangers down to Majors Bay Reserve for their game on Sunday afternoon.

The Lions enjoyed the long weekend off after their game against Sutherland Strikers was moved to mid-week.

They have a chance to get themselves off the bottom with their pair of games to be played in the upcoming week.

Coach Bernhard Voloder will have his side set up well defensively to try and frustrate the Town Rangers side on Sunday.

The Town Rangers romped back into form with a 5-0 win against Nepean FC down at Cook Park last weekend.

The visitors early season form has them locked into fourth spot on the League One Women’s ladder and they will want to break into the top three.

Mt Druitt have shared the scoring around in recent weeks and will have plenty of threats towards the Inter Lions goal.

Camden Tigers FC vs Central Coast Mariners FC, Sunday 7 April, 3pm Ron Dine Reserve

Camden Tigers face off against high flying Central Coast Mariners at Ron Dine Reserve on Sunday afternoon.

The Tigers were beaten 6-0 in their game against Bankstown City Lions FC down at Jensen Park last weekend.

Before that loss, Tigers had started to find their rhythm and hope Sunday was a rare bad note as they get back in sync.

They will look to Tia Berg and Ana Filipa Pires to lead them forward and cause one of the upsets of the season.

The Mariners were stung by a second half onslaught in a 5-2 loss to Hills United FC at Landen Stadium.

They will be without Tess Quilligan for this game in the south-west after her red card in the Hills United FC loss.

Maya Lobo gave Central Coast the lead in the loss with her volley but she will want to find the back of the net in a win on Sunday.

South East Phoenix FC vs South Coast Flame FC, Sunday 7 April, 3:15pm, South Nowra Football Complex

South East Phoenix FC host South Coast Flame FC down at South Nowra Football Complex on Sunday afternoon.

The hosts gained their first points of the League One Women’s campaign in a 1-1 draw against Marconi Stallions at home.

It was a game where they also scored their first goal of the season which would have pleased coach Adrian Fuz.

Autumn Ford was their goal scorer and she will be keen to double her delight in front of the home crowd in this game.

South Coast Flame FC were in an entertaining 3-3 draw against Blacktown City FC at Sir Ian McLennan Park on Saturday night.

The Flame will want to be back on their goal scoring best and get back in the winner’s circle for their top four chase.

Cristina Barraza has led the South Coast Flame attack this season with six goals thus far and keen for more on Sunday.

SD Raiders FC vs Blacktown City FC, Sunday 7 April, 3:30pm, Ernie Smith Reserve

SD Raiders FC take on Blacktown City FC in their game at Ernie Smith Reserve on Sunday afternoon.

It was another draw for SD Raiders FC in their 1-1 result against St George FC at Cirillo Reserve on Good Friday.

That result keeps SD Raiders FC as one of three undefeated sides in League One Women’s and they will look to remain in that club.

SD Raiders FC will need custodian Natasha Pentecost at her best against a fired up Blacktown City FC attack.

Blacktown City FC showed tremendous grit in their 3-3 draw against South Coast Flame FC last Saturday night.

Cassidy Chidgey has emerged as standout goal scoring threat for Blacktown City FC after three goals in her last two appearances.

They have shown they have threats across the park and which makes this an intriguing game against a fellow top half side.

R6 Mini Review: Sutherland Strikers FC 2 defeated by Inter Lions FC 3

Inter Lions FC were 3-2 winners against a dogged Sutherland Strikers FC side at Kareela Oval #3 on Wednesday night.

The Lions picked up their first win and points of the campaign in a see-sawing game which lit up a cold Wednesday evening. They took the lead through captain Belinda Anderson-Sharp who swept home a ball in the 47th minute for a 1-0 lead at the break.

Sutherland Strikers FC came out with intent in the second half and equalized quickly from the restart. George Lewis poked home to make it 1-1 in the 46th minute then a bullet header from KJ Schmidt gave the hosts the lead at 2-1 in the 54th minute.

Inter Lions FC didn’t drop their head and found an equalizer themselves in the 57th minute through a thunderous strike from Melina Visser for 2-2. The visitors took all three points from spot when Alicia Lee was fouled then dusted herself off to rifle home for 3-2 and a monumental Inter Lions win.

By Justin Davies (@JustDavies90)