Round 8 Review – League One Women’s

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Round 8 in the Football NSW League One Womens competition was another fascinating weekend of footballing action.

There were six games to enjoy on Sunday afternoon which saw wins for Hills United FC, Marconi Stallions, South Coast Flame FC, St George FC, SD Raiders FC and Mt Druitt Town Rangers.

Let’s get onto the review.

Match of the Round: Blacktown City FC 0 defeated by Hills United FC 1

Hills United FC won 1-0 against Blacktown City FC in the local derby at Landen Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Blacktown City FC were gallant in defeat against one of the top teams in the League One Women’s competition. Their best chance was a frantic goalmouth scramble late in the game which was cleared.

Hills United FC will be happy to take three points and move from a game which wasn’t their best performance. It was a wonder strike from Maddison Edmunds on starting debut in the 15th minute to make it 1-0.

Both Blacktown City FC and Hills United FC walked onto Landen Stadium in this derby contest looking for three points.

The early stages was typical of a local derby as both teams flew into their work and tried to get the advantage in midfield.

Hills United FC took the lead in the 11th minute. Maddison Edmunds unfurled a strike which flew into the top corner for 1-0.

The visitors continued to surge forward for a second goal. Alix Roberts found space on the right before her cut back to Kaylie Shannon was poked wide.

They kept testing Blacktown City FC keeper Ana Ivanovic from range. This time Bianca Galayini had a strike which Ivanovic had to turn over.

Coming out of the break, Hills United FC felt just fine. Ellen Berios strode forward and had a shot which went straight to Ivanovic.

The visitors kept having shots from range early in the second half. Next, it was Kaylie Shannon who had an effort.

Blacktown City FC tried to find their rhythm in the game. Captain Jenny Hughes tried to fire one into the top corner but it flew wide.

Hills United FC tried their luck twice from the set piece. Aisling Davidson took both free-kicks which went safely to Ivanovic.

Shannon looked to give Hills United FC a two-goal cushion in the 67th minute. She weaved past her defender and thumped an effort against the post and out.

Blacktown City FC almost snuck an equalizer through an Amber Precious free-kick. She took it short, found Alyse-May McCutcheon whose cross created chaos in the box before Hills United FC cleared.

The hosts continued to surge forward in search for a dramatic leveller. They showed that there is positive signs ahead for Blacktown City FC.

Post match, Blacktown City FC coach David Hawthorne reflected on the close loss for his side against a strong Hills outfit:

“I thought our girls did well against the competition leaders who were well drilled and disciplined. I thought we did well to scramble but the ball didn’t fall for us tonight in this game.” said Hawthorne.

For Hills United FC coach Alan Tasses, he reflected on another win for the side who remain unbeaten in the competition:

“It was an ugly game, to be honest. It has been two weeks in a row which we haven’t been at our best but I’ll take the points. We will look forward to the Cup game midweek and bank the points coming into a busy period.” said Tasses.


Sunday 21 April 2024

Landen Stadium

Referee: George Zorbas

Assistant Referees: Wayne Crabb & Wayne Holt

Blacktown City FC 0

Hills United FC 1 (Edmunds ’15)

Blacktown City FC: 1. Ana Ivanovic, 2. Ainsley Byrne, 5. Lexy Thorpe (6. Sophie Roberts ’85), 7. Claire Szymoniczek, 9. Alyse-May McCutcheon (10. Tiana Anderson ’79), 11. Jenny Hughes, 14. Amelia Savetta, 15. Olivia Moar, 18. Amber Precious, 21. Eloise Hansen, 26. Samantha Cole

Unused subs: 20. Amy Harkin, 24. Lucia Franulovic, 31. Lara Green, 35. Annabelle Gerard

Yellow cards: Hughes ‘70

Red cards:

Hills United FC: 1. Sarah Easthope, 3. Aisling Davidson, 5. Olivia Schembri, 7. Alix Roberts (6. Brooke Hastie ’78), 10. Bianca Galayini, 12. Kaylie Shannon, 13. Desiree Galea (8. Bella Donaldson ’62), 14. Ellen Berios (18. Ashleigh Heuston-Richardson ’62), 15. Maddison Edmunds (20. Helena Berridge ’78), 21. Rhanni Plummer, 22. Zoe Wilson

Unused subs:16. Bridget Brien, 26. Portia Berios

Yellow cards: Shannon ‘41

Red cards:


St George FC 4 defeated South East Phoenix FC 0

St George FC won 4-0 against South East Phoenix FC down at Ilinden Sports Centre on Sunday afternoon.

The Saints continued their recent unbeaten run with a comfortable win against South East Phoenix FC. They did most of their damage in the first half which saw St George FC lead 3-0 at half-time.

Emma-Jane Winston opened the scoring for 1-0 in the 18th minute then Jaslyn Moore made it 2-0 in the 22nd minute. Kyla Vanderlaan added the third in the 43rd minute in a dominant first half performance.

St George FC were held at bay for much of the second half by the Phoenix defence before they were broken down in stoppage time. Substitute Raegan Deeley made it 4-0 for St George to round off the performance.

Nepean FC 2 defeated by Marconi Stallions FC 3

Marconi Stallions won 3-2 in a thriller against Nepean FC in their game at Cook Park on Sunday afternoon.

The Stallions have recorded back-to-back wins for the first time in the 2024 League One Women’s season. Julia Figueira opened the scoring in the 2nd minute for Marconi Stallions to make it 1-0 before Catriona Haberman equalized in the 15th minute.

Marconi kept pushing forward in the first half and took a 3-1 advantage into the break. Daniela Brekic put them ahead again in the 25th minute for 2-1 then Marie Herrera found the back of the net in the 34th minute to make it 3-1.

Nepean FC didn’t drop their heads at half-time and got themselves back into the contest. Tamara Grieves pulled it back to 3-2 in the 73rd minute which set up a grandstand finish but the visitors held on.

Camden Tigers FC 0 defeated by South Coast Flame FC 2

South Coast Flame were 2-0 winners against Camden Tigers at Ron Dine Reserve on Sunday afternoon.

That is back-to-back wins for South Coast Flame FC who look to burn up the ladder in the next few weeks. Flame had to wait until the 44th minute for the opener when Paula Mitchell found the back of the net.

Coming out of the break, South Coast Flame FC felt just fine. Cristina Barraza slotted home the spot kick for 2-0 in the 46th minute. They saw out the rest of the game to earn a valuable three points.

SD Raiders FC 4 defeated Inter Lions FC 2

SD Raiders FC won 4-2 against a gallant Inter Lions side down at Ernie Smith Reserve on Sunday afternoon.

The hosts continue their undefeated start to the League One Women’s season with another solid three points. Elin Rosenberg Cemazar made it 1-0 in the 16th minute then Taina Almeida doubled their delight in the 28th minute for a 2-0 half-time lead.

Inter Lions clawed back a goal in the 49th minute through Santina Wang which made it 2-1 before Olga Gastertos restored SD Raiders FC two-goal advantage in the 71st minute. Isabella Sultan scored to make it 4-1 in the 77th minute then Emma Chiew scored in the 82nd minute for 4-2.

Bankstown City Lions FC 2 defeated by Mt Druitt Town Rangers 3

Mt Druitt Town Rangers were 3-2 winners against Bankstown City Lions FC at Jensen Park on Sunday afternoon.

The Town Rangers bounced back in style in a pulsating contest against fellow contender Bankstown City Lions FC. Tiarne Flavin made it 1-0 for Mt Druitt in the 22nd minute to give the hosts a lead going into half-time.

Bankstown City Lions FC had the perfect start in the second half when Aya Seino equalized for 1-1 in the 49th minute. Rosie Galea pulled the visitors ahead again in the 58th minute for 2-1 with her third goal of the season.

The Lions roared back again in the 63rd minute to make it 2-2. Once again, it was Seino who drilled home a penalty to add her goal tally. The Town Rangers secured all three points with a stunning bicycle kick winner from Rita Boateng for 3-2 in the 77th minute.

Central Coast Mariners FC vs Sutherland Strikers FC was washed out

By Justin Davies (@JustDavies90)