Round 14 Review – League One Women’s

League ONE Womens Review Round 14

Round 14 in the Football NSW League One Women’s competition might have been truncated due to the wet weather but there was still plenty of action.

There were five games to enjoy across Sunday afternoon headlined by Sutherland Strikers FC and Bankstown City Lions FC in the Match of the Round.

Let’s get onto the review.

Match of the Round: Sutherland Strikers FC 0 defeated by Bankstown City Lions FC 4

Bankstown City Lions FC won 4-0 against Sutherland Strikers FC at Kareela Oval on Sunday afternoon.

Sutherland Strikers FC had their chances in a see-sawing first half against a top four contender in the Lions. Lucy Johnson hit the bar twice for the Strikers while Gemma Woolley had an effort cleared off the line.

The Lions recorded their third win in a row and cement themselves inside the League One Women’s top four. Chelsea Greguric opened the scoring in the 47th minute then a brace from Aya Seino in the 54th and 72nd minute alongside Ena Harada’s strike in the 74th minute rounded out the win.

Both Sutherland Strikers FC and Bankstown City Lions FC walked onto a windy Kareela Oval #3 to battle for three points.

The Strikers had the first chance of the contest through Georgie Lewis. Lucy Johnson and Tori Tumeth combined to send her through on goal but she wasn’t able to find the target.

Bankstown City Lions FC responded with a couple of early flurries from Heba El Saddick and Aya Seino.

Johnson was the leading charge for the Strikers. She had two long range efforts turned over the bar by Bankstown City Lions FC keeper Jasmin Lawler.

Seino had another chance for the visitors. She cut inside her defender and curled an effort right at Strikers custodian Chantelle Symes.

The Lions went close again to open the scoring. El Saddick stabbed straight then Seino was denied by the cover defence after breaking the offside trap.

The Strikers pressed again on the counter attack. It was sent forward towards Gemma Woolley who couldn’t direct her header.

Next, Woolley went close from a free-kick. It was delivered by Tumeth but the striker couldn’t connect properly.

The final chance of the first half fell to Woolley again. She tried to steer home but was denied by a goal line clearance challenge from Bankstown City Lions FC.

Coming out of the break. The Lions felt just fine. Chelsea Greguric made it 1-0 when she placed the ball in the bottom corner in the 47th minute.

There was almost an instant response from the hosts after going behind. Woolley and Tumeth both fizzed wide from close range.

The Lions made it 2-0 in the 54th minute. Seino had a moment of vision and spied the keeper off her line and chipped an effort into the net.

Johnson continued to try and get the Strikers back in the contest. She wriggled free of a defender and flashed an effort wide.

She followed that up by hitting the woodwork again then putting a free-kick in the right place for Tumeth to blast over.

Bankstown City Lions FC absorbed the pressure and made it 3-0. It was another superb effort from Seino to find the back of the net in the 72nd minute.

The Lions added a fourth goal in the 74th minute through Ena Harada. She broke into the box well before firing home.

It felt like one of those games where the ball refused to go in for Sutherland Strikers FC. They worked another opening which Leila Szszepanik couldn’t tap home.

The visitors saw out of the last few minutes of the game to confirm their third win in a row and consolidate their top four spot.

Speaking post-match, Sutherland Strikers FC coach Michael McGovern reflected on the performance from his side:

“I think the first half was an evenly balanced game as both teams showed what they could do on the pitch. Second half, Bankstown continued their brand of football and Sutherland are still gelling together but the projection is clear for them.” said McGovern.

For Bankstown City Lions FC coach, he reflected on a strong second half from his side which saw them take the points:

“It was a good solid hit out, Sutherland have changed since our first game with some new recruits and the first half was a stalemate. We worked hard in the second half, used the width well and then finished with some good goals.” said Covic.


Sunday 2 June 2024

Kareela Oval #3

Referee: Thomas McLachlan

Assistant Referee: Sarah Ratcliffe

Sutherland Strikers FC 0

Bankstown City Lions FC 4 (Greguric ’47 Seino ’54 ’72 Harada ’74)

Sutherland Strikers FC: 4. Rosie Degnan, 6. Leila Szszepanik, 9. Georgie Lewis, 19. Stephanie Konjarski (16. Annika Wende-Dunstan ’63), 22. Chantelle Symes, 31. Katherine Schmidt, 37. Trinity Gibson (3. Josephine Konjarski ’25), 40. Gemma Woolley, 41. Cannon Clough, 49. Lucy Johnston, 51. Tori Tumeth

Unused subs: 5. Amelia Nimac, 30. Chaeli De Brincat, 122. Stacey Ellis

Yellow cards: nil

Red cards: nil

Bankstown City Lions FC: 3. Stephanie Ambrose, 13. Zali Dean, 15. Chelsea Greguric (9. Krystallia Kallidakis ’61), 17. Maya Miller (38. Sienna Broughton ’88), 18. Aya Seino, 20. Jasmin Lawler, 23. Ena Harada, 24. Kahtia Bedano (31. Sofija Zabic ’88), 35. Claire Witton (25. Elif Erdogan ’88), 36. Karen Bennett (33. Chiara Cencigh ’67), 41. Heba El Saddick

Unused subs: 27. Kelley Segavcic

Yellow cards: Seino ‘83

Red cards: nil


Camden Tigers FC 1 defeated by SD Raiders FC 2

SD Raiders FC won 2-1 against local rivals Camden Tigers down at Ron Dine Reserve on Sunday afternoon.

The visitors made it three wins on the bounce but they were made to work for it against a determined Tigers outfit. The first half was a tight tussle before Lisa Fressard struck for Camden Tigers in the 41st minute for 1-0 at the break.

SD Raiders FC fired back just after half-time through Taina Almeida for 1-1 in the 48th minute before the striker made it 2-1 in the 61st minute. Camden Tigers threw everything at the visitors but they were able to hold on for three points.

St George FC 0 defeated by Mt Druitt Town Rangers FC 2

Mt Druitt Town Rangers FC were 2-0 winners against St George FC in their game at Ilinden Sports Centre on Sunday afternoon.

The Town Rangers continue to keep up the chase on leaders Hills United FC with another vital three points against a fellow finals contender. Leena Khamis scored in the opening fifteen minutes to get them to off to a hot start.

Khamis found the back of the net in the 7th and 16th minute to make it 2-0 and take her tally to 11 goals for the League One Women’s season. The Town Rangers were able to hold off the St George FC side to record a seventh win in a row.

South East Phoenix FC 0 defeated by Hills United FC 8

Hills United FC won 8-0 against South East Phoenix FC down at South Nowra Football Complex on Sunday afternoon.

League One Women’s leaders Hills United FC were in a dominant mood in their travels down to Nowra and piled up the goals. The visitors were ruthless in the first half galloping out to a 6-0 lead going into half-time.

Isabella Sciberras had a day out in the sun with the first four goals for Hills United FC. The striker scored in the 10th, 15th, 26th and 35th minute then Kaylie Shannon made it 5-0 in 44th minute before Bella Donaldson hit them for six in first half stoppage time.

Chisato Tokoro scored her maiden goal for the club for 7-0 in the 66th minute then substitute Portia Berios rounded off the display in the 92nd minute to make it 8-0. Hills United FC saw out the second half in a professional manner to keep another clean sheet in the competition.

Inter Lions FC 2 defeated by South Coast Flame FC 3

South Coast Flame FC won 3-2 against a dogged Inter Lions outfit at Majors Bay Reserve on Sunday afternoon.

The Flame broke their recent run of outs with a grinding victory which should help them move up the League One Women’s ladder. Paula Mitchell made it 1-0 for the visitors in the 30th minute before defender Mikayla De Jong added the second in the 35th for a 2-0 half-time lead.

They looked on course for the three points after Emily Kostovski made it 3-0 in the 54th minute before a late Inter Lions fight back. Caitlin Webster scored for 3-1 in the 61st minute then Alicia Lee brought it back to 3-2 in the 75th minute. Flame withstood the late barrage from the Lions to take their first win since Round 10.

Central Coast Mariners vs Marconi Stallions and Nepean FC vs Blacktown City FC were washed out

By Justin Davies (JustDavies90)