Round 16 Preview – League One Women’s

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Round 16 in the Football NSW League One Women’s competition is another weekend filled with promise and expectation for clubs chasing the top four this season.

There are seven games to unpack in this weekend’s action headlined by Sutherland Strikers FC and Hills United FC in the Match of the Round.

Let’s get onto the review.

Match of the Round: Sutherland Strikers vs Hills United FC, Sunday 16 June, 3:30pm, Harrie Denning Centre

Sutherland Strikers FC host Hills United FC in the Match of the Round at Harrie Denning Centre on Sunday afternoon.

The Strikers are keen to get back in the winner’s circle after their 3-0 loss to Mt Druitt Town Rangers last weekend.

They have shown good form in patches but will need a 90 minute performance against the league leaders.

Strikers custodian Chantelle Symes might be a big factor in that and hope to make some key saves against the potent Hills United FC attack.

Hills United FC posted another big win in their 9-0 success against Inter Lions FC at Bella Vista Public School.

The leaders are in dominant form with 17 goals scored in their last two games headed into this contest.

Kaylie Shannon scored five goals in their win and partnership up top with Isabella Sciberras will be key to Hills United FC’s success.

This game will be streamed live on the Football NSW YouTube channel under the LIVE tab on Sunday afternoon. The energetic Eric Subijano will be behind the microphone for the clash.

South Coast Flame FC vs SD Raiders FC, Saturday 15 June, 3pm, Sir Ian McLennan Park

Kicking off the weekend is South Coast Flame FC taking on SD Raiders FC at Sir Ian McLennan Park on Saturday afternoon.

The Flame will be burning bright after their 2-1 comeback win against Marconi Stallions in the Match of the Round.

Emily Kostovski led from the front with her two goals and will lead the line again as they try to get back in the finals race.

Ciara Wade has been solid between the sticks since starting and she produced some key saves last weekend.

SD Raiders FC were clinical in their 7-0 win against South East Phoenix FC at Fairfield Showground last weekend.

These two sides played out a 1-1 draw back in Round 3 so SD Raiders FC will be keen for three points.

They travel down to the south coast full of confidence with a four game winning streak and sitting firmly in the top four.

Marconi Stallions FC vs Bankstown City Lions FC, Sunday 16 June, 3pm, Marconi Stadium #2

Marconi Stallions host Bankstown City Lions FC down at Marconi Stadium #2 on Sunday afternoon.

The Stallions had a cruel 2-1 loss to South Coast Flame FC in last week’s Match of the Round at home.

The work of Erinn Cleghorn and Rebecca Norman down the flanks was important in the Stallions strong performance.

Last time out, they were beaten 7-1 by Bankstown City Lions FC so will be keen for an improved showing at home.

The Lions were a comfortable 3-0 winners against Nepean FC in the late game at Jensen Park last Sunday.

Chelsea Greguric highlighted her importance in the Lions front three with another goal in the success and keen to contribute again.

The visitors hold down fourth spot on the League One Women’s ladder and three points here can help them fight off the chasing pack.

Central Coast Mariners FC vs Mt Druitt Town Rangers FC, Sunday 16 June, 3pm, Pluim Park

Central Coast Mariners FC host Mt Druitt Town Rangers FC down at Pluim Park on Sunday afternoon.

The Mariners kicked off a busy period for the club with a 2-0 win against Blacktown City FC at Landen Stadium.

Montana-Rose Currey scored her first goal in the result and looks to find the back of the net again on Sunday.

The yellow-and-navy sit just outside the top four and hope their next few results can see them push ahead of Bankstown City Lions FC.

Mt Druitt Town Rangers FC kept up their winning ways with a 3-0 win against Sutherland Strikers FC at Popondetta Park.

The Town Rangers showed off their depth in the result with three different goal scorers including Renee Houliaras.

Back in Round 3, the Mariners handed the Town Rangers one of their two defeats of the season and they will be ready for revenge.

Nepean FC vs Camden Tigers FC, Sunday 16 June, 3pm, Cook Park

Nepean FC welcome Camden Tigers FC down to Cook Park for their intriguing game on Sunday afternoon.

The hosts were valiant in their 3-0 defeat to a roaring Bankstown City Lions FC side to finish off Round 15.

Nepean FC hope a return to familiar surroundings can spark something and return serve against a side that beat them back in Round 3.

If they can get something from this game it will see them jump past Sutherland Strikers FC into 11th on the League One Women’s ladder.

The Tigers fought until the end in their 1-0 loss to St George FC at Ron Dine Reserve last Sunday afternoon.

It was a breakout performance from Tigers keeper Samantha Fulwood who kept the Saints at bay for long periods and drew praise from both coaches.

Camden Tigers have had two strong performances in the last fortnight and now want to pick up their third win of the season.

St George FC vs Inter Lions FC, Sunday 16 June, 3pm, Ilinden Sports Centre

St George FC take on Inter Lions FC in their game down at Ilinden Sports Centre on Sunday afternoon.

The Saints snapped their two-game losing streak with a 1-0 win against Camden Tigers in Sydney’s south-west.

Jordan Baker showed off her goal poaching nature with the lone goal which takes her to 10 goals for the season.

After a strong start of the season, St George FC are four points adrift from the top four and need to bank results to defend their title.

Inter Lions FC were beaten 9-0 by a rampant Hills United FC side in their contest at Bella Vista Public School.

The Lions have had a tough run in recent weeks and they hope to build up some form in this contest.

South East Phoenix FC vs Blacktown City FC, Sunday 16 June, 3:15pm, South Nowra Football Complex

South East Phoenix FC face off against Blacktown City FC down at South Nowra Football Complex on Sunday afternoon.

The hosts will aim to brush off their 7-0 defeat to a high flying SD Raiders FC outfit in Fairfield last weekend.

The Phoenix will be glad to be back on their home ground where they have taken a majority of their points this League One Women’s season.

They also hope to avenge their defeat back in Round 3 where they were defeated 3-0 by Blacktown City FC.

Blacktown City FC battled hard before they were beaten 2-0 by Central Coast Mariners at Landen Stadium.

Despite the loss, coach Michael Hawthorne took positives from their performance and use it to get three points on Sunday.

Since joining in the mid-season window, Angelina Mastoris has brought some added steel to Blacktown City FC’s defence.

By Justin Davies (@JustDavies90)