Round 15 Review – League One Women’s


The lights have shone bright across Sydney the last month but it was the stars of the Football NSW League One Women’s who shown brightest in Round 15.

There were seven games to enjoy across another Super Sunday highlighted by the Match of the Round between Marconi Stallions and South Coast Flame FC.

Let’s get onto the review.

Match of the Round: Marconi Stallions 1 defeated by South Coast Flame FC 2

South Coast Flame FC won 2-1 against Marconi Stallions at Marconi Stadium #2 on Sunday afternoon.

The Stallions had most of the chances in the game and will be disappointed that they didn’t kill the game off. Julia Figueira gave them a 1-0 lead in the 37th minute before they were pegged back.

South Coast Flame FC dug deep to get three points and keep their charge for the top four alive this season. Ashley Kostovski scored both goals in the win striking in the 62nd and 91st minute for a dramatic win.

Both Marconi Stallions FC and South Coast Flame FC walked onto Marconi Stadium #2 aiming for three points on a bright afternoon.

The first chance of the game fell to the visitors. Jarrah Fuz found space before she scooped her shot over the bar.

Marconi Stallions started to find their rhythm and posted their first chance. Julia Figueira flashed wide after a knock down from Tania Baban.

Next, Rebecca Norman found space for Marconi Stallions and thrashed an effort over as the hosts took control of the game.

Norman turned provider next as the Stallions searched for the opener. She chipped it ahead for Figueira who shot straight at Flame keeper Ciara Wade.

Marconi Stallions FC made it 1-0 in the 37th minute. Figueira weaved past her defender then rocketed an effort in the bottom corner.

The Stallions kept having chances in the first half. Figueira went close again then Erinn Cleghorn thumped a header over the bar from a corner.

South Coast Flame FC registered the first effort of the second half. Ruby Blanch sent in a deep free-kick which went over the woodwork.

Marconi Stallions continued to hold much of the ball and created several half chances including Emma Voloder having an effort from deep.

The Flame held firm and got an equalizer in the 62nd minute. A diagonal ball from the back three found Ashley Kostovski who found the back of the net for 1-1.

The hosts were having success with set pieces which created havoc inside the Flame box but they couldn’t find the finishing touch.

Marie Herrera dropped in a free-kick which was dropped by Wade but the ensuing shots from the Stallions were swept away.

Substitute Heidi Bennett brought energy for the Stallions. She snatched the ball, played in Figueira who fizzed an effort over.

The game started to stretch as both teams chased a winner. The Stallions had another set piece from Herrera which went wide of the mark.

South Coast Flame FC delivered a gut punch in stoppage time to make it 2-1. Another ball threaded through found Kostovski who slid home in the 92nd minute.

Marconi Stallions threw everyone forward to chase the result late in the contest but the Flame held firm and secured a massive three points.

Speaking post match Marconi Stallions coach Michael Beauchamp reflected on the loss for his side:

“That hurts a little bit after we dominated the first half. The second half we didn’t take our chances and were caught with a ball which has undone us a few times. We need to fix that otherwise finals might be a distant possibility for us.” said Beauchamp.

For South Coast Flame FC coach Daniel Naumovski, he reflected on a gritty win for his finals chasing side:

“It was a big second half for us after being quite poor in the first 45 minutes. We took our chances and it was a big three points against a good team.” said Naumovski.


Sunday 9 June 2024

Marconi Stadium

Referee: Simon Ashari

Assistant Referees: Gunnar Nilsen & Joel Dunajcik

Marconi Stallions FC 1 (Figueira ’37)

South Coast Flame FC 2 (Kostovski ’62 ‘90+1)

Marconi Stallions FC: 1. Isabella Sollecito, 3. Emma Voloder, 5. Erinn Cleghorn, 6. Sarah Urquhart, 8. Marie Herrera, 10. Julia Figueira, 13. Charmaine Marquinez, 14. Tania Baban (2. Heidi Bennett ’77), 15. Ashley Limnios (16. Nicole Carmichael ’53), 18. Shelby Milton, 42. Rebecca Norman (43. Amira Shalak ’62)

Unused subs: 20. Danielle Greaney

Yellow cards: Shalak ‘73

Red cards: nil

South Coast Flame FC: 4. Alexis Malizis, 5. Ruby Blanch (36. Samantha Shallcross ’78), 8. Emily Kostovski, 9. Cristina Barraza (10. Kellie McIntyre ’45), 13. Jessie Abbott, 14. Ashley Kotevski, 17. Paula Mitchell (6. Lisa Prior ’59), 23. Jarrah Fuz, 25. Gemma Bishop (2. Mikayla De Jong ’68), 26. Hayley Cowie (12. Sariah Wilson ’45), 31. Ciara Wade

Yellow cards: Kostovski ’68 McIntyre ’87 Fuz ‘92

Red cards: nil


Mt Druitt Town Rangers FC 3 defeated Sutherland Strikers FC 0

Mt Druitt Town Rangers won 3-0 against Sutherland Strikers FC down at Popondetta Park on Sunday afternoon.

The hosts continue to rack up wins with another three points to their account on a warm afternoon in the west. Trudy Camilleri scored her first goal for the club to make it 1-0 in the 25th minute then Paris Vinuya doubled the delight in the 30th minute for 2-0.

Mt Druitt kept their foot on the pedal in the second half as they maintain their challenge for top spot in the League One Women’s competition. Renee Houliaras made it 3-0 in the 52nd minute to round out the win.

Camden Tigers FC 0 defeated by St George FC 1

St George FC inched past Camden Tigers FC 1-0 in their game at Ron Dine Reserve on Sunday afternoon.

The Saints were made to work for the result against a dogged Camden Tigers outfit who were hard to break down across the game. Tigers keeper Samantha Fulwood was the star of the game with a series of fantastic saves to deny St George FC.

They did find a breakthrough in the second half through Jordan Baker. The sharpshooter made it 1-0 in the 63rd minute for her ninth goal of the campaign. The visitors were able to see out the rest of the game for a big three points.

SD Raiders FC 7 defeated South East Phoenix FC 0

SD Raiders FC won 7-0 against South East Phoenix FC at Fairfield Showgrounds on Sunday afternoon.

The hosts maintain their fantastic form in recent weeks as they hold onto a spot in the top four to chase finals football. Taiana Almeida made it 1-0 in the sixth minute then she added a second in the 22nd minute for a 2-0 SD Raiders FC lead at the break.

SD Raiders FC piled on the goals in the second half to form the score line. Abuk Nyor scored for 3-0 in the 51st minute then Sharina Harris made it 4-0 in the 77th minute before Abigail Boag scored for 5-0 in the 83rd minute. Substitute Sarah Mandile made it 6-0 in the 85th minute then Isabella Sultan found the back of the net in stoppage time for 7-0.

Hills United FC 9 defeated Inter Lions FC 0

Hills United FC were 9-0 winners against Inter Lions FC at Bella Vista Public School on Sunday afternoon.

The League One Women’s leaders keep on trucking towards the title with another big win on their home turf. Isabella Sciberras made it 1-0 in the 12th minute before strike partner Kaylie Shannon scored for 2-0 in the 22nd minute then Shannon added her second for 3-0 in the 29th minute.

Mao Ikeda converted a penalty for 3-0 in the 33rd minute then Brooke Hastie made it 4-0 at half-time after her 43rd minute goal. The second half was the Shannon show with the speedster scoring in the 46th, 59th, 78th and 85th minute for a five-goal haul in a massive Hills United FC win.

Blacktown City FC 0 defeated by Central Coast Mariners FC 2

Central Coast Mariners FC won 2-0 against a dogged Blacktown City FC down at Landen Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

The Mariners moved within two points of the top four after a comfortable win away from home after a disrupted last few weeks. Montana-Rose Curry made it 1-0 for the Mariners in the 30th minute and they held that advantage going into the break.

Blacktown City FC threw everything at the Mariners in the second half to get something from the game but the visitors held firm. Eliza Familton confirmed the win in stoppage time and made it 2-0 for the yellow-and-navy.

Bankstown City Lions FC 3 defeated Nepean FC 0

Bankstown City Lions FC won 3-0 against Nepean FC in their game at Jensen Park on Sunday night.

The Lions recorded three wins on the bounce to round off Round 15 in the League One Women’s competition. The hosts did all their damage in the first half taking a 3-0 lead going into the sheds on a still night.

Chelsea Greguric kept up her goal scoring exploits and made it 1-0 in the 3rd minute then it was the turn of Golden Boot leader Aya Seino to chip in. She scored in the 29th and 39th minute to make it 3-0 and take her to 30 goals for the season.

By Justin Davies (@JustDavies90)