The action keeps getting better in the most competitive season yet of NPL NSW Women’s football.
North Shore Mariners v Northern Tigers
Match of the round takes us to Northbridge Oval as the north Shore Mariners host the Northern Tigers.
What a start to the season from the Northern Tigers.
Currently sitting in fifth spot, sitting only two points behind the league leaders, the Tigers will look to continue their successful start with a win on Sunday.
It hasn’t quite been the right beginning to the season for the Mariners and they’ll look to improve from last week’s thumping defeat.
Manly United v NWS Koalas
Manly United are back at their Cromer Park on Sunday as they face off with the North West Sydney Koalas.
It hasn’t been a great start to the season for Chris Williams’ side with many injuries and unavailable players not allowing him to put his best side on the pitch.
A win here throws hem right into the business but another defeat will see the fie start drifting away from them.
No Princess, no party for the Koalas.
They missed the wingers direct running on Sunday but if Ariella Cabezas keeps her scoring boots on, they could be on their way to jumping back in the winners circle.
Illawarra Stingrays v Bankstown City
The Illawarra Stingrays are at JJ Kelly Park once more as they host Bankstown City.
Yet to taste defeat in 2019 and only a point from top spot, it’s been quite a good start for Scott Chipperfield’s team.
Bankstown has been impressive so far this season, especially in comparison to last year’s campaign.
A win here would come as a surprise but they can definitely do it.
Sydney Olympic v Macarthur Rams
At Peter Moore Field, Sydney Olympic will host the Macarthur Rams.
Well, well, a fantastic start to the season for Olympic.
The girls from Belmore are currently second on the ladder and they welcome the Champions in fine form as Teresa Polias comes up against her former side.
After three straight losses the rams shocked everyone with a spectacular win over the Koalas.
Emma Fattore did a great job replacing Renee Rollason on the weekend but with Tash prior and potentially Emma Rolston out, Norm Boardman will have some selection issues.
FNSW Institute v Blacktown Spartans
Football NSW Institute take on the Blacktown Spartans at Valentine Sports Park on Sunday.
Leah Blayney’s youngsters are top of the pile after five rounds and looking like the real deal.
Four wins and one loss from five along with some impressive performances they’ll look to stay where they are with another victory.
Two straight wins means the Spartans are picking up their form.
Another win will put them just outside the top five and add their name to finals hopefuls.
Sydney University v Emerging Jets
In the latest kick off on Sunday afternoon, Sydney University face off against the Emerging Jets at Sydney University Football Ground.
After two games without a win, Uni responded in some style with a seven-nil victory last week.
Alex Epakis’ team are in the hunt for premiership glory and will look for all three points on Sunday.
The Jets have been somewhat unlucky this campaign, dropping points late in games.
They’ll continue to improve as the season progresses.
By – Nikola Pozder, NPL NSW Women’s writer