Round 16 Review – League One Women’s

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We have a new leader in the Football NSW League One Women’s competition after the completion of Round 16.

Mt Druitt Town Rangers FC sit atop the ladder now after their win on the coast in a thrilling weekend of action which saw six games played across the two days.

The Match of the Round saw Sutherland Strikers FC take on Hills United FC.

Let’s get onto the review.

Match of the Round: Sutherland Strikers FC vs Hills United FC

Sutherland Strikers FC won 3-2 against Hills United FC down at Harrie Denning Centre on Sunday afternoon.

The Strikers picked up a vital win with an impressive performance against the league leaders. Georgie Lewis gave them the lead in the 2nd minute before they were pegged back then a double from Tori Tumeth in the 70th and 82nd minute handed them the win.

For Hills United FC, it is their second loss of the League One Women’s season and sees them cede the lead at the top of the ladder. Alix Roberts scored for 1-1 in the 24th minute then substitute Bianca Galayini gave them the lead in the 64th minute before succumbing late.

Both Sutherland Strikers FC and Hills United FC walked onto a sun drenched Harrie Denning Centre aiming to take three points this afternoon.

The Strikers shocked Hills United FC within two minutes to lead 1-0. The ball was fed through for Georgie Lewis to rifle home.

Hills United FC responded with their first chance. Brooke Hastie dug out the ball from a corner and shot straight at Strikers keeper Chantelle Symes.

The visitors thought they had the ball in the net through Chisato Tokoro but her effort was ruled out due to handball.

Next, Alix Roberts stood over a free kick for Hills United FC. She unfurled her shot which whacked against the bar.

Roberts made her second chance count to make it 1-1. She cut inside her defender and shaped the ball into the top of the net in the 24th minute.

The equalizer gave Hills United FC some energy. Kaylie Shannon curled one wide then followed up with a tame shot at Symes.

Sutherland Strikers FC went close again through Lewis. She was slid in well by Gemma Woolley but her effort went straight at Hills United FC keeper Sarah Easthope.

Roberts continued to be at the base of the visitors attack. She sent in a cross for Isabella Sciberras to fired right at Symes.

Sutherland Strikers FC had the first efforts after the break. Lucy Johnson had a strike followed up by one from Tori Tumeth.

Hills United FC had a pair of chances to take the lead. Tokoro slashed over then Sciberras tried to sweep home.

Johnson went close again from a free kick. The former Sydney FC attacker thundered her effort against the crossbar.

Hills United FC took the lead in the 64th minute through substitute Bianca Galayini. She was found well inside the box and thumped home for 2-1.

Brooke Hastie had a chance to extend the visitors lead. She had a free kick on the left but curled it right at Symes.

They were full of purpose heading forward Hills United FC. Sciberras latched onto a cutback and blazed it over.

Sutherland Strikers brought it back to 2-2 in the 70th minute. Johnson measured a cross towards Tumeth who had a composed finish to find the back of the net.

Tumeth was in the mood for another goal in this contest. She unfurled an effort from long range which was tipped over by Easthope.

Hills United FC pushed forward looking to retake the lead. They had a few half chances which didn’t bother Symes in goal.

Sutherland Strikers FC made it 3-2 in the 82nd minute. Johnson put the corner right on the head of Tumeth who nodded home.

Post match, the Sutherland Strikers FC coach reflected on the win for his side against the leaders:

“We played exactly how we wanted to regarding our style of football and that showed in the result today. We didn’t speak much about facing the top of the ladder, we just wanted focus on ourselves and our future.” he said.

Hills United FC coach Alan Tasses was frank in his assessment of both the result and performance of his side:

“Awful, I think that was our worst performance of the season and we got the result that we deserved. We played some nice football but unless you transition well and defend you won’t win games. Defence is our best attribute and it wasn’t there tonight. Now we move onto the mid-week game to bounce back.” said Tasses.


Sunday 16 June 2024

Harrie Denning Centre

Referee: Sarah Ratcliffe

Assistant Referees: Thomas Staples

Sutherland Strikers FC 3 (Lewis ‘2 Tumeth ‘70’82)

Hills United FC 2 (Roberts ’24 ‘Galayini ‘64)

Sutherland Strikers FC: 3. Joesphine Konjarski (6. Leila Szszepanik ’88), 4. Rosie Degnan, 5. Amelia Nimac, 9. Georgie Lewis, 16. Annika Wende-Dunstan, 19. Stephanie Konjarksi, 22. Chantelle Symes, 31. Katherine Schmidt, 40. Gemma Woolley, 49. Lucy Johnson, 51. Tori Tumeth

Unused subs: 27. Sabina Kafle, 28. Elka Coombes, 30. Chaeli De Brincat, 115. Keira Moukatas, 122. Stacey Ellis

Yellow cards: Lewis ‘78

Red cards: nil

Hills United FC: 1. Sarah Easthope, 4. Chisato Tokoro (10. Bianca Galayini ’57), 5. Olivia Schembri, 7. Alix Roberts, 8. Bella Donaldson (Desiree Galea ’75), 9. Mao Ikeda (15. Maddison Edmunds ’84), 11. Isabella Sciberras, 12. Kaylie Shannon, 19. Janie Hansen (2. Emma Jackson ‘75), 21. Rhanni Plummer (18. Ashleigh Hueston-Richardson ’84)

Unused subs: 16. Bridget Brien

Yellow cards: nil

Red cards: nil

South Coast Flame FC 0 defeated by SD Raiders FC 6

SD Raiders FC won 6-0 against South Coast Flame FC at Sir Ian McLennan Park on Saturday afternoon.

The visitors made it five wins in a row after a comfortable win down at Kembla Grange. They were on song from the opening minute as Taiana Almeida scored in the 2nd minute for 1-0 then an own goal gave SD Raiders FC a 2-0 lead at half-time.

SD Raiders FC continued to burn hot in the second half which allowed them to record three points. Tahlia Voskanian made it 3-0 in the 49th minute then captain Elin Rosenberg Cemazar added the fourth goal in the 61st minute.

Isabella Sultan made it 5-0 in the 64th minute before substitute Olga Gasteratos rounded off the win and scored for 6-0 in the 82nd minute. The result helps keep SD Raiders FC in a prime spot to make the League One Women’s finals.

Marconi Stallions FC 0 defeated by Bankstown City Lions FC 4

Bankstown City Lions FC won 4-0 against Marconi Stallions down at Marconi Stadium #2 on Sunday afternoon.

That result makes it four wins in a row for Bankstown City Lions FC. Captain Stephanie Ambrose opened the scoring in the 39th minute for a 1-0 lead at the break. The Stallions were reduced to ten late in the first half after Marie Herrera’s red card.

Golden Boot leader Aya Seino made it 2-0 in the 48th minute then quickly made it 3-0 in the 55th minute to take her tally to 30 goals for the season. Substitute Krystallia Kallidakis put the icing on the win making it 4-0 in the 81st minute.

Central Coast Mariners FC 0 defeated by Mt Druitt Town Rangers FC 1

Mt Druitt Town Rangers FC were 1-0 winners against Central Coast Mariners FC at Pluim Park on Sunday afternoon.

The Town Rangers have leapt to the top of the League One Women’s ladder after their ninth win on the bounce taking down the Mariners. Rita Boateng scored the only goal of the contest in the 10th minute to make it 1-0 for the visitors.

They held off a late fightback from the Mariners and Mt Druitt Town Rangers FC head back down the highway with the valuable points. Now, they look forward to a top of the table clash against Hills United FC next weekend.

St George FC 7 defeated Inter Lions FC 0

St George FC won 7-0 against Inter Lions FC in their game at Majors Bay Reserve on Sunday afternoon.

The Saints have shaken off their recent losses and recorded a big win in their attempt to defend their League One Women’s Championship. Tayla Cvetkovski opened the scoring in the 8th minute for 1-0 before Emma-Jane Winston made it 2-0 in the 23rd minute.

St George FC made it 3-0 in the 31st minute through Kyla Vanderlaan before Abbey-Rose Cryer rounded off the fantastic first half, scoring for 4-0 in the 42nd minute as they took a commanding lead into the sheds.

Jordan Baker added the fifth goal in the 54th minute followed by Cryer doubling her tally and making it 6-0 in the 59th minute. Baker also recorded a brace with her 70th minute goal to make it 7-0.

South East Phoenix FC 1 drew with Blacktown City FC

Points were shared between South East Phoenix FC and Blacktown City FC in their 1-1 draw at South Nowra Football Complex.

South East Phoenix FC will be happy to add another point to their total and end their run of consecutive losses at five games. All the action in the contest between these two sides happened in the first half.

Keira Hastings gave Blacktown City FC the 1-0 lead in the 13th minute before Dianna Crossley-Bloxsome made it 1-1 for South East Phoenix FC in the 29th minute. The two sides threw everything at each other in the second half but they would take a point each after 90 minutes

Nepean FC vs Camden Tigers FC was washed out

By Justin Davies (@JustDavies90)