The football continues in round 15 in the NPL NSW Women’s competition on Sunday afternoon with the Premiership and Finals places up for grabs.
Blacktown Spartans v Macarthur Rams
The Blacktown Spartans are home for the second straight week as they entertain the Macarthur Rams.
There’s a lot on the line for both teams going into this one.
A win for the Rams would put them on equal points with their opponents and see them move into the top five for the first time this season.
Blacktown picked up a valuable and well earner point last week but should they lose, all the hard work they’ve put in could get un-done.
Emerging Jets v Illawarra Stingrays
At lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility, the Emerging Jets host the Illawarra Stingrays.
The Jets picked up their third win of the season on Sunday and will look to use that as a springboard moving into this week’s game.
It was shock at JJ Kelly Park as the Stingrays went down to Macarthur and they’ll need to get back on the winners path or expect to see themselves drop outside the top five.
Football NSW Institute v Sydney University
Football NSW Institute and Sydney University do battle at Valentine Sports Park.
The Institute has only won one game in their last eight starts.
Finals look a world away for the Institute and it won’t be any easier against the students.
Only a point from first place, Uni will be looking at taking the mantle as soon as possible.
Ten games without the defeat and confidence is high for Alex Epakis’ side.
North Shore Mariners v Sydney Olympic
Sydney Olympic will travel to Northbridge Oval to take on the North Shore Mariners.
Mariners continue their search for victory under new coach Grant Lee.
Last week’s defeat was a real kick in the teeth for the Mariners and it’ll be a real tough assignment.
Right in the hunt for the title, Olympic cannot drop points.
It’s been an inconsistent month for Olympic but with their new signings and Susan Phonsongkham back in action, they’ll be dangerous in the second half of the campaign.
NWS Koalas v Northern Tigers
The north West Sydney Koalas host the northern Tigers at Christie park on Sunday night.
For the home side, the points they dropped last week could cost them dear.
Should the Koalas fail to win, it would possibly mean the end of their finals hopes.
Still in first place with eight games to go, the Tigers need to keep their form going.
They took a point from a difficult away fixture last week, where they almost took all three.
Bankstown City v Manly United
The final match of the round kicks off at 7pm at Jensen Park as Bankstown City hosts Manly United.
What a game from the Lions last week! Now, they’ve thrown their hat in for finals football.
Led by the amazing Vesna Milivojevic, a win would keep Bankstown in line for a unlikely finals place.
On equal points with Bankstown, United face the same fate.
Chris Williams’ team need to take the spoils in order to keep fighting for finals football.
By – Nikola Pozder, NPL NSW Women’s Writer