Round 10 Preview – League One Women’s

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Round 10 in the Football NSW League One Women’s competition offers up some exciting prospects for the weekend ahead. There are seven games to examine including a homecoming, a clash of the undefeated sides and the Match of the Round between Marconi Stallions and Mt Druitt Town Rangers. Let’s get onto the preview.

Match of the Round: Marconi Stallions vs Mt Druitt Town Rangers, Sunday 5 May, 3pm, Marconi Stadium

Marconi Stallions taken on Mt Druitt Town Rangers down at Marconi Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

The Stallions added another point to their tally in a 0-0 draw against Blacktown City FC away from home.

They take a three-game winning streak into this clash and hope to cause an upset against the high-flying Town Rangers.

Coach Michael Beauchamp will be happy with the progress of the side in the last month and hope they can move up the ladder further.

Mt Druitt Town Rangers got back in the winner’s circle with their 3-1 win against Camden Tigers last weekend.

Isabella Williams has been a consistent force down the wing for Mt Druitt and has linked well with Leena Khamis up front.

The Town Rangers have also added more experience to the side with Caitlin Campbell debuting midweek in the Sapphire Cup.

This game will be streamed live on the Football NSW YouTube channel with marvelous Mel Muscat behind the microphone for the clash.

St George FC vs Sutherland Strikers FC, Saturday 4 May, 3pm, Barton Park

St George FC face off against Sutherland Strikers FC in their game at Barton Park on Sunday afternoon.

The Saints suffered their first loss in a few weeks losing 2-0 to Central Coast Mariners in their travels to Pluim Park last weekend.

It is a big weekend for St George FC. They return to the renovated stadium after a several year absence with a double header with this game on first.

The hosts will want to put a stamp on the opening and put in a strong performance on Saturday afternoon.

Sutherland Strikers FC battled hard in their 2-0 loss to SD Raiders FC down at Ernie Smith Reserve.

Last week did have a positive as the Strikers progressed in the Sapphire Cup beating Quakers Hills Junior SC 5-1.

Leila Szszepanik had a brace in the cup game and she will be keen to open her league tally on Saturday.

Nepean FC vs South Coast Flame FC, Sunday 5 May, 3pm, Cook Park

Nepean FC face off against South Coast Flame in their game played at Cook Park on Sunday afternoon.

The hosts will be keen to bounce back after their 7-0 loss to Hills United FC at Bella Vista Public School last weekend.

They have remained positive despite the results and are working through their process in this rebuilding season.

South Coast Flame FC won 1-0 against Bankstown City Lions FC in the Match of the Round last Saturday night.

The Flame have won three straight games and are on the outskirts on the League One Women’s top four headed into the weekend.

Lisa Prior showed with her headed goal on the weekend she will be a threat on any set pieces South Coast Flame FC get in this contest.

Camden Tigers FC vs Inter Lions FC, Sunday 5 May, 3pm, Ron Dine Reserve

Camden Tigers host Inter Lions in their game down at the Ron Dine Reserve on Sunday afternoon.

The Tigers took the lead before they fell to a 3-1 defeat against Mt Druitt Town Rangers last weekend.

They have a busy week with a midweek fixture to squeeze in and the Tigers will need some rotation in the squad.

Missed chances cruelled the Tigers last week and they will want to be clinical in front of goal in this game.

The Lions were beaten 3-1 in their travels down to South Nowra Football Complex against South East Phoenix FC.

Melina Visser came off the bench and scored Inter Lions goal in the defeat so she will be keen to add to her tally of three goals thus far.

It has been a tough month for the Lions but taking three points can help boost their spirits on Sunday.

South East Phoenix FC vs Central Coast Mariners, Sunday 5 May, 3:15pm, South Nowra Football Complex

South East Phoenix FC face off against Central Coast Mariners at South Nowra Football Complex on Sunday afternoon.

The Phoenix FC side got their maiden win with their 3-1 success against Inter Lions at this ground.

Lena Hennequin got a brace in the result and she will be keen to find the back of the net again in the League One Women’s distance derby.

South East Phoenix FC coach Aaron Fuz has been pleased with the side’s consistency in recent weeks and they need another big performance on Sunday.

Central Coast Mariners had a comfortable 2-0 win against St George FC in their return to Pluim Park.

Maya Lobo scored in her return to the starting line-up with the opening goal in win and keen to add to her tally.

The Mariners will keen to make it three wins on the bounce and move themselves back into the top four.

SD Raiders FC vs Hills United FC, Sunday 5 May, 3:30pm, Ernie Smith Reserve

SD Raiders FC welcome Hills United FC to Ernie Smith Reserve for their game on Sunday afternoon.

It was a six point week for SD Raiders FC with wins over Blacktown City FC and Sutherland Strikers FC last weekend.

Coach Bojan Radmilo has the young side firing on all cylinders and they will be pumped up for this contest.

The hosts will look towards their young wingers including Miriam Zumaya to provide the energy against the stoic Hills United FC defence.

Hills United FC were clinical in their 7-0 win against Nepean FC down at Bella Vista Public School last weekend.

The strike partnership between Isabella Sciberras and Kaylie Shannon was in full flow contributing four goals in the win.

This game sees the last two unbeaten sides clash and shapes up as a mouth watering clash on Sunday.

Blacktown City FC vs Bankstown City Lions FC, Sunday 5 May, 4pm, Landen Stadium

Rounding out the weekend is Blacktown City FC hosting Bankstown City Lions FC at Landen Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

The hosts come into this game after a 0-0 draw against Marconi Stallions also at Landen Stadium last weekend,

Blacktown City FC head into this game motivated for three points and continue their strong recent form.

Ainsley Byrne had the armband in the draw and she will look to marshal the defence against the Lions potent attack.

Bankstown City Lions FC featured in the Match of the Round and lost 1-0 to South Coast Flame FC on Saturday night.

While they didn’t get the result Saturday night saw the debut of Ena Harada who linked up well with the Lions attack.

The Lions will be keen to put a rough fortnight behind them and get back in the winner’s circle on Sunday.

By Justin Davies (@JustDavies90)