Round 9 of the NPL NSW Women’s competition kicks off on Sunday afternoon.
Emerging Jets v Sydney Olympic
The action kicks off at Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility as the Emerging Jets host Sydney Olympic.
After last week’s win, the Jets come into this one against the table toppers full of confidence.
Olympic will look to stay on top of the league with another three points.
They’ve got two wins on the trot and will look to continue their good form.
Macarthur Rams v North Shore Mariners
At Lynwood Park on Sunday, Macarthur Rams host the North Shore Mariners.
Four games without defeat, the Rams are in hot form.
Leena Khamis and Kylie Ledbrook are playing well and are showing true leadership qualities.
For the Mariners, please keep shooting Gab Marzano! Two spectacular goals in as many weeks with last week’s an extra special effort.
Still, the Mariners are leaking too many goals, in particular early on and it’s become a major problem for them.
Football NSW Institute v NWS Koalas
The North West Sydney Koalas travel to Valentine Sports park to take on the Football NSW Institute.
When talking about out of form teams, it’s hard to look beyond the Football NSW Institute.
Three games without victory has seen them slide down to sixth place on the ladder.
The ‘Queens’ of draws, four so far this campaign.
After four games without a win, they snapped that streak last week and will look to build on that on Sunday.
Northern Tigers v Illawarra Stingrays
It’s second against fourth at North Turramurra Recreational Area as the Northern Tigers face off against the Illawarra Stingrays.
They continue to impress and after eight rounds, the Tigers share top spot.
No losses since the opening day of the season, making it seven games without defeat on Sunday.
For the Stingrays, they’re going through a small blip in form, losing two games on the bounce.
Scott Chipperfield will look to refocus his side and get themselves on the same points as the Tigers with a win on Sunday.
Sydney University v Manly United
Sydney University Football Ground will see Sydney University and Manly United do battle.
A team very hard to break down and on the look out to make it five games without defeat.
Alex Epakis’ team could move into first place should they win and other results go their way.
United woke up too late last week and it cost them dearly in defeat to Olympic.
Chris Williams’ team needs to be focused from the opening whistle this time around.
Bankstown City Blacktown Spartans
In the final clash of the day, Bankstown City host Blacktown Spartans at Jensen Park.
Bankstown hasn’t won in four but will be cursing their luck over those matches.
Vesna Milivojevic has been outstanding for them and she’ll be key for the Lions.
David Saliba’s side have been fantastic.
After three opening defeats, the Spartans are undefeated in five and only just outside the top five.
By – Nikola Pozder, NPL NSW Women’s writer