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PlayStation 4 National Premier League 2 NSW Women's competition round 17
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PlayStation 4 National Premier League 2 NSW Women's competition round 17

As is customary in the PlayStation® 4 National Premier Leagues 2 NSW Women’s 2016, we’ve got a catch up match from earlier in the season to deal with before we move onto this week’s full review.

Round 15 Review:  

Southern Branch FC vs Bansktown City FC, 3pm Saturday July 23rd at South Nowra Football Complex

A much needed win on Saturday for Southern Branch as they swept aside Bankstown City 3-0 down on the south coast. Samara Wehmeyer opened the scoring for the home side, before Melissa Swinfield and Sarah Hickling finished things off in the second half with a goal each. A couple of big names on the scoresheet there for Southern will do them the world of good for the last few rounds.

Disappointing for Bankstown, not just as the loss here makes it very difficult to catch fourth, but Southern have been equal with them most of the season, and succumbing 3-0 will sting the pride of the Lions. Consistency will be the absolute key for them in 2017, and that will start with eliminating poor results like this one.

13 Girl’s team,

Continued their progress as they gained maximum points from their double header last weekend. Saturday was against a Bankstown City Lions FC team that played a terrific passing game. Bankstown’s ball movement dominated the opening ten minutes as keeper Tara Bailey and defenders Emma Davison, Tanika Paton, Kelly Nicholls and Jasmine Tan showed great structure and composure to repel the early onslaught.

Southern soaked up that pressure and an early pass forward to Bronte Wright sent Bronte towards goal and her finish was too well placed for the Bankstown keeper to save and Southern were ahead 1 – 0 in the 18th minute. The first half saw more opportunities create by Southern but they weren’t able to score another goal.

The second half opened with Southern attacking early and a pass from midfielder Zoe Anderson to striker Kailey Timbs had Southern going forward. Kailey’s neat pass to Bronte put Bronte on goal and her well struck shot hit the inside of the right post and spun across goal. Abby Crapp playing wide on the right ran in and calmly put the ball into the net to give Southern a 2 – 0 lead in the 35th minute.

Both sides continued their attacking play and Bankstown’s passing game and movement started to build pressure as Southern couldn’t clear their penalty box. Keeper Tara read the game well and Bankstown weren’t able to score. In the 57th minute Kailey Timbs received the ball deep in the Bankstown half and another great pass from her put Bronte on goal and Bronte’s finish beat the keeper and Southern won the game 3 -0.

U13 Girls 3 – 0 Win

U15 Girls 1 – 2 Loss

U17 Girls 0 – 1 Loss

Res Grade 0 – 4 Loss

1st Grade   3 – 0 Win

Round 17 Review:

The weather robbed us of the match of the round this week between Sydney Olympic and Inter as Peter Moore Park was rendered unplayable thanks to the rain hitting just before the weekend. But despite that the Playstation® 4 National Premier Leagues 2 NSW Women’s 2016 still threw up some intriguing results, adding another interesting ripple to the final few weeks of the season.

Southern Branch couldn’t quite back up two days in a row when they hosted the Mariners, and Nepean left it very late against Sutherland as they snatched a point at home. While in Asquith the Northern Tigers move up into second place with yet another victory, this time over Bankstown.

Southern Branch FC vs Central Coast Mariners FC, 2.05pm Sunday July 24th at South Nowra Football Complex

Almost the perfect weekend for Southern Branch, but one that will ultimately leave a sour taste. The emphatic win on Saturday paved the way for them to take the full three points against the Mariners, but in what proved to be a theme for the weekend a late equaliser secured a morale boosting draw for the away side. The 1-1 draw inches Southern past Nepean into outright 5th position, but they still have it all to do if they are to take away 4th place from Olympic.

Southern got off to a great start, with birthday girl Lexi Carter celebrating in style by giving her side the lead going into half time. They couldn’t hold on though as the Mariners found their equaliser and managed to come away with the draw and their 3rd point of the season. Again the Mariners get close to that win, and up against a tired Southern this was a golden opportunity to break their duck.

Reserve Grade:

Shannon Willcox opened gave Nepean a half time lead before Nicole Besz struck back in the second half to rescue a point for Sutherland Shire. And like their first grade counterparts, the Tigers defeated Bankstown by 2 goals to nil.

Inter vs Olympic was washed out, while Southern Branch had the bye.  

U13 Girls,

Sunday’s game against the young Central Coast Mariners team was another close encounter. Central Coast never gave up and was able to pressure Southern for large parts of the game. The first goal of the game came in the 18th minute after neither side was able to settle into a rhythm. A free kick to Southern just inside the Mariners half was taken by Emma Davison and her pass found Kailey Timbs in good space and Kailey’s determination and brave stretch saw her get a touch on the ball and beat the keeper to put Southern ahead 1 – 0.

The goal was just what Southern needed and from there, midfielders Chloe Hain, Abbey Crapp, Bronte Wright and Zoe Anderson started to combine well with forwards, Makenzie Morris, Jarrah Fuz and Elyshia Westley. Bronte Wright continued her good form from Saturday and her runs at the Mariners defence were causing them problems. One run into the penalty box ended with a defender tackling Bronte from behind and a penalty kick was awarded. Zoe Anderson stepped up and sent the ball into the roof of the net giving the keeper no chance and Southern went to the half time break with a 2 – 0 lead.

The second half was not one of the Southern team’s better performances and lacked some fluency which was largely a result of the pressure from the Mariners. Despite their below par performance they were able to keep a clean sheet and won the game 2- 0 to again show how they are improving each game. Their performances over the weekend were even more impressive seeing as they didn’t have their full squad available with Tiana Reardon not available due an Achilles injury.

Next weekend is a great match-up with Southern taking on top four team Inter Lions in what should be another enthralling encounter at Ison Park South Nowra

U13 Girls 2 – 0 Win

U15 Girls 0 – 1 Win

U17 Girls 3 – 0 Win

Res Grade Bye

1st Grade   1 – 1 Draw

Next week the women play hosts to Inter Lions SC at the home of Football, South Nowra Football Complex in round 18 of the PlayStation 4 National Premier League 2 NSW Women's competition.