Match of the Round
Lake Macquarie City FC 11 def. Football Mid North Coast 1
Sunday 28th July
Lake Macquarie City FC continued to dominate the competition after they defeated Football Mid North Coast in a goal scoring frenzy in the Herald Women’s Premier League Match of the Round on Sunday.
The final scoreline read 11-1 in favour of the competition front-runners in their second game for the weekend against Mid North Coast.
Captain Cassidy Davis, Gemma Pearce, Kirralee Gardener, Stacey Day and Player/Coach Kate Hensman each scored a brace to give Lakes ten of the 11 goals throughout the match with Jasmin Courtenay scoring the final goal.
Saturday saw the teams play their Round 15 rescheduled match which Lakes again ended on top with the final score line reading 8-0.
With the two games these weekend Lakes proved their scoring abilities with a total of 19 goals within two days and 101 goals scored so far this season.
The two wins also sealed the Premiership for the club as they begin to prepare for the fast approaching finals series.
While the game on Sunday saw a convincing win for Lakes and a disappointing result for Mid North Coast, their coach, Terry Burn could not fault his girls attitude, passion and effort put into the game.
“It’s a bit hard to comment on a game when you concede so many goals, but I couldn’t be more proud of the girls and the effort they put in on both days this weekend. We got a lot of praise even from the Lakes side commending the young girls on their effort and that was quite warming.”
Mid North Coast will play another double-header next weekend against Adamstown, but this time both games will be held at Taree Zone Field.
“It’s always hard playing a double header away and we have another double header to prepare for next weekend, but we have plenty of time to prepare for it so we’ll do our best to get the much needed points,” concluded Burn.
Valentine FC 0 def. by Adamstown Rosebud JFC 7
Sunday 28th July
Adamstown Rosebud JFC sealed another win over Valentine FC on the weekend after they defeated them 7-0 at Baxter Field.
The two sides recently played each other in their Round 15 catch up match that saw Adamstown defeat Valentine 11-1.
After their catch up match, Valentine was determined hit back and show their strength through their young squad, which they did on Sunday.
Adamstown’s Rhali Dobson continued to show her strength in front of goal and bagged four goals throughout the game on Sunday.
Kime Witt scored herself a brace with Taylah Smith also getting on the scoreboard to make up the seven goals scored by Rosebud on Sunday.
However, the game was abandoned with 28 minutes to go after a Valentine player received a knock in the chest and was escorted off the field via ambulance.
Adamstown player/coach Ash Wilson said her team had good possession throughout the game and will need to prepare this week for their double-header against Football Mid North Coast next week.
“We had good possession and created a lot of chances throughout the match, but at times we could have been more composed in front of goals. We have quite a few players out next weekend so we will have a couple of girls playing both grades on both days which will mean we need to go through the proper recovery sessions before the finals series,” concluded Wilson.
Valentine will take on Merewether United FC next weekend in the second last round of the Herald Women’s Premier League 2013 season.
Merewether United FC 1 def. by Emerging Jets Girls 4
Sunday 28th July
Newcastle Athletics Field
The Emerging Jets took home the three points after they defeated Merewether United FC 4-1 at Newcastle Athletics Field on Sunday.
The Emerging Jets Girls will come up against Merewether again this Wednesday night when they battle it out on the pitch for the three points in their Round 15 rescheduled match.
The recent workload of the Emerging Jets has seen some fatigued players and saw an unsettled performance against Football Mid North Coast in Round 17.
However, they bounced back this week against Merewether and the game saw Clare Wheeler and Mikaela Howell each score a goal and Adriana Jones sealed the win with a brace.
Head Coach of the Emerging Jets Girls, Wayne O’Sullivan, said his girls controlled the game well and had solid possession throughout the match and was pleased with their performance considering the poor conditions of the pitch.
Merewether were not without their chances throughout the match with Misha Ball finding the back of the net to score one goal for United.
With 13 points next to their name, Merewether remains in contention for the finals and with a catch up game still hand they have the chance to seal their position as Football Mid North Coast are following close behind on 12 points.
Wednesday night’s match between these teams will be held at Myamblah Oval with first grade kick off scheduled for 7.30pm.