Round 8 Preview – League One Women’s

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Round 8 in the Football NSW League One Women’s competition aims to be another fantastic installment with a buffet of football on Sunday afternoon.

There are seven games to run the rule over this weekend headlined by the Match of the Round between Blacktown City FC and Hills United FC.

Let’s get onto the preview.

Match of the Round: Blacktown City FC vs Hills United FC, Sunday 21 April, 4pm, Landen Stadium

Blacktown City FC host Hills United FC down at Landen Stadium for the Match of the Round on Sunday afternoon.

The hosts take a four-game unbeaten streak into this game after a 3-0 win against Sutherland Strikers last weekend.

It is a busy week for Blacktown City FC who have their Sapphire Cup game against UTS FC on Wednesday then this game on Sunday.

They will have to rotate the squad with the two games but have plenty of firepower including goal scorer from last week Olivia Moar.

Hills United FC were held to a 1-1 draw in their Grand Final rematch with St George FC at Bella Vista Public School.

The visitors are unbeaten through seven weeks and have set a good platform for a third finals appearance in three seasons.

Rhanni Plummer has made a big impact in the last three weeks and will look to be a livewire down the wing again on Sunday.

This game will be live streamed on the Football NSW YouTube page with Eric Subijano behind the microphone.

St George FC vs South East Phoenix FC, Sunday 21 April, 3pm, Ilinden Sports Centre

St George FC face off against South East Phoenix FC at Ilinden Sports Centre on Sunday afternoon.

The Saints take their unbeaten run to six games after a 1-1 draw with Hills United FC in their game last weekend.

Last year’s Champions have solidified themselves in the top four and look to make another charge at the title.

Kyla Vanderlaan has scored in back-to-back games and she will be hoping to make it three on the trot on Sunday.

South East Phoenix FC made it back-to-back draws in a 0-0 stalemate with Nepean FC last weekend.

The young side have two games to play this weekend starting with their catch-up game against South Coast Flame FC on Wednesday.

They have made strides in recent weeks and hope they can turn the half chances from the weekend into goals in this game.

Central Coast Mariners vs Sutherland Strikers FC, Sunday 21 April, 3pm, Pluim Park

Central Coast Mariners welcome Sutherland Strikers FC to Pluim Park for their game on Sunday afternoon.

The Mariners kicked off the round with a 1-0 win against South Coast Flame FC at Sir Ian McLennan Park last Saturday.

It is a happy return to Pluim Park for the Mariners who haven’t played there since Round 2 in the League One Women’s competition.

Andie Chaseling scored the only goal in the win and with the absence of their A-League women’s players again she will step up again on Sunday.

Sutherland Strikers remain in a tough stretch after their 3-0 loss to Blacktown City FC down in the Shire.

Coach Mick McGovern took control of the side this season and the development of the side is the main goal for 2024.

They may look to lead scorer Georgie Lewis for some inspiration in front of goal and cause an upset.

Nepean FC vs Marconi Stallions, Sunday 21 April, 3pm, Cook Park

Nepean FC face off against Marconi Stallions in an important game at Cook Park on Sunday afternoon.

They followed up their first win of the year with a 0-0 draw against South East Phoenix FC in Nowra last Sunday.

The hosts have kept two clean sheets in the last fortnight and hope to make it a hat-trick against the Stallions.

Nepean FC will look towards Kelsea Nash and Jessica Martinez to help them get their second win of the season.

The Stallions got back in the winner’s circle with an exciting 3-2 win against Camen Tigers last weekend.

Coach Michael Beauchamp will be happy the side has taken four points in their last three games including a first win at home.

Both Julia Figueria and Tania Baban found the back of the net in the win and they will want to repeat the dose on Sunday.

Camden Tigers FC vs South Coast Flame FC, Sunday 21 April, 3pm, Ron Dine Reserve

Camden Tigers host South Coast Flame FC in their game played at Ron Dine Reserve on Sunday afternoon.

The Tigers battled back well but fell to a 3-2 defeat against Marconi Stallions at Marconi Stadium last weekend.

Lisa Fressard was back on the scoresheet for the Tigers in the loss which takes her tally to five goals for the season and she will be ready to add more.

They will be keen to snap their two-game losing streak and move up the League One Women’s ladder.

South Coast Flame FC suffered their second loss of the League One Women’s season against Central Coast Mariners.

The Flame have hit a roadblock after a strong start to the season and hope to get back to the road to the finals in this contest.

They will look to Emily Kostovski and Ashley Kotevski to lead from the front and push them towards three points.

SD Raiders FC vs Inter Lions FC, Sunday 21 April, 3:30pm, Ernie Smith Reserve

SD Raiders FC take on Inter Lions FC in their game down at Ernie Smith Reserve on Sunday afternoon.

The hosts triumphed in the Match of the Round last weekend 3-0 against Mt Druitt Town Rangers in the west.

They remain one of two undefeated sides in the League One Women’s competition and look to continue that form back at home.

Both Miriam Zumaya and Amanda Radmilo shone down the wings in the win and look for a repeat performance.

Inter Lions battled hard but fell to a 6-2 loss against the high-flying Bankstown City Lions FC side at home last weekend.

The Lions have started to find the back of the net in recent weeks and they will aim for more goals on Sunday.

Santina Wang was one of their goal scorers last weekend and her work up front will bring energy to the Lions side.

Bankstown City Lions FC vs Mt Druitt Town Rangers FC, Sunday 21 April, 5:30pm, Jensen Park

Rounding off the weekend is Bankstown City Lions FC against Mt Druitt Town Rangers at Jensen Park on Sunday evening.

The Lions roared back into form with a 6-2 win against Inter Lions in their travels to Majors Bay Reserve last weekend.

League One Women’s top goal scorer Aya Seino scored a hat-trick in the win which took her total to 19 goals for the season.

One of the unsung heroes of the Lions team is defender Stephanie Ambrose who has helped foster one of the strongest defences in the league.

Mt Druitt Town Rangers featured in the Match of the Round and lost 3-1 to a vibrant SD Raiders FC side.

The Town Rangers will be wanting to bounce back after the defeat and take three points from a fellow contender.

New signing Rosie Galea has shown since Round 1 she can find the back of the net from anywhere on the pitch which might prove valuable on Sunday night.

By Justin Davies (@JustDavies90)