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PlayStation 4 National Premier League 2 NSW Women's competition round 13
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Monday, June 27, 2016 15:01 Age: 1 year
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PlayStation 4 National Premier League 2 NSW Women's competition round 13

Round 13 of the PlayStation® 4 National Premier Leagues 2 NSW Women’s 2016 went mostly to script as the top sides generally found ways to get the job done and cement their positions in the top 4.


Sutherland were too strong for Central Coast, Inter comfortably dealt with Bankstown, and the Tigers got the job done against Southern Branch.

Northern Tigers FC vs Southern Branch FC, 3pm Sunday June 26th at Mills Park 

Southern couldn’t quite back up their good result from Saturday against the Mariners as they went down to the Northern Tigers 1-0 at Mills Park.

After a slow start to the season the Tigers are proving to be a real handful, and are looking the best side among those chasing that 4th position in the finals. They’re another team with the weapons to really hurt sides in the last months of the season, and another couple of wins would put them odds on to claim 4thspot, or push for higher honours.

Southern just haven’t been able to match last season’s efforts, and may have to be content to making life difficult for everyone else over the remainder of the year. The effort is always there from Southern, it just seems the results haven’t been forthcoming in 2016.

 

Reserve Grade:

Nepean were held 0-0 at home by Sydney Olympic. Goals from Jessica Burgess, Maddi Finch, and a brace from Sarah Mason-Tryble saw Bankstown rout Inter 4-0. While at Mills Park, first half goals from Bianca Wong and Jordyn Toms-Wedge saw the Northern Tigers defeat Southern Branch 2-0. Sutherland had the bye.

U13 Girls

Southern Branch FC 13 girls on a cold weekend turned up the heat on their opposition and have ended the weekend on top of the competition ladder after they played teams at the opposite end of the table in their two games last weekend.

On Saturday the girls travelled to the Central Coast to play the Mariners.

The game started well for Southern as they moved the ball around the field putting pressure on the Mariners defenders. Abbey Crapp, Elyshia Westley and Jarrah Fuz turned their defenders at will and made many runs down the wings. Their pressure was rewarded in the 10th minute as Bronte Wright curved a stunning shot into the Mariners goal to give Southern a 1 – 0 lead for the first half.

The second half again saw our wingers making good ground against their opposition. A strong run by Jarrah  ended with Elyshia playing a well placed shot into the top right hand corner putting Southern ahead 2 – 0 in the 37th minute. Southern scored again in the 51st minute after a good run by Bronte ended with Abbey bravely challenging the Mariners keeper. The ball fell invitingly for Kailey Timbs and her shot gave the keeper no chance and gave the girls a 3 – 0 win.

On Sunday the 13s travelled south on the M1 to Asquith to take on the Northern Tigers who lost their lead at the top of the table to Southern due to their win on Saturday. This turned out to be the great game that was expected between the two top teams in the grade.

Neither side gave the other time nor space and the first half was a real tussle keeping spectators from both sides enthralled.

The Tigers ball movement was countered by Southern’s determination and positioning. The hard work by Southern eventually wore the Tigers down and Southern began to create openings in the otherwise strong Tigers defence. The Tigers keeper was in top form and held everything that came her way. Midway through the half the Tigers finally opened the Southern midfield and a well-timed shot by the Tigers was superbly tipped over the cross bar by keeper Tara Bailey in what proved to be a match winning save.

The second half was a copy of the first with both teams attacking. Southern was slowly getting the edge on the Tigers but couldn’t find that elusive final pass. In the 42nd minute central defender Jasmine Tan made the extra player in the midfield and continued her way to goal. Her dribbling run was blocked but Jas regained possession and in a split second sent the ball goal-ward giving the Tigers keeper no chance and Southern a 1 – 0 lead.

The final 18 minutes was a real battle as wingers Makenzie Morris, Jarrah Fuz and Elyshia Westley tried to link with striker Kailey Timbs to find a way past their defenders. Midfielders, Zoe Anderson, Chloe Hain, Abbey Crapp and Bronte Wright dominated to have the Tigers backtracking. Defenders Tiana Reardon, Tanika Paton, Keely Nicholls, Jas Tan and Emma Davison were all in fine form and blunted the Tigers usual potent attack. Keeper Tara Bailey had another top game organising the defence and making an incredible first half save to keep another clean sheet.

This was a great game by both sides and enjoyed by all. The Southern girls should be proud of their weekend’s achievements picking up 6 points and outplaying a top two side. 

We wish Tara Bailey and Jas Tan good luck as they represent Country NSW at the 13 girls National Championships at CoffsHarbour. 

Sunday 26th

U13 Girls 0 – 1 Win

U15 Girls 2 – 0 Loss

U17 Girls 0 – 1 Win

Res Grade 2 – 0 Loss

1st Grade   1 – 0 Loss

 

Scores for Saturdays game against the Central Coast Mariners FC

U13 Girls 0 – 3 Win

U15 Girls 1 – 1 Draw

U17 Girls 0 – 0 Draw

Res Grade Bye

1st Grade   1 – 2 Win

Well done to the Women & Girls on their results with a gruling weekend on the road. Thank you to all the Players, Coaches, Managers & PARENTS that made the trip away.

Next week the women are hosts to Nepean FC at the home of Football in the Shoalhaven, South Nowra Football Complex in round 14 of the PlayStation 4 National Premier League 2 NSW Women's competition.