The Premiership could be decided this week should results go Sydney University’s way on Sunday night in the NPL NSW Women’s competition.
NWS Koalas v Sydney University
Sunday could be the day Alex Epakis’ Sydney University lift the premiership trophy.
It’s been a fantastic campaign Uni this season and they’ll have the luxury at two attempts at first place, should they not get the job done on Sunday.
Mathematically, the Koalas can still qualify for the finals but it’s a long stretch.
They won’t lie down though and with quality across the whole park, they’ll definitely cause Uni issues.
Blacktown Spartans v Manly United
It’s the final home game of the season for the Blacktown Spartans as they look to confirm their place in the finals series.
An excellent victory last week against Bankstown has set up David Saliba’s team well.
Manly United won’t be playing in the playoffs, something no one will be used to.
Still, United will come to Blacktown and try to dent the Spartans hopes of finals football.
Illawarra Stingrays v FNSW Institute
The Stingrays have secured their spot in the top five but still have hopes of finding themselves in the top three.
A finish in the first three gives Scott Chipperfield’s girls a ‘chance’ in the finals series.
For the travelling Institute team, it’s been a strange season.
From an incredible start, Leah Blayney’s team fell apart as the season went on but have improved again in recent weeks.
Emerging Jets v Macarthur Rams
Points are up for grabs north as the Emerging jets host the Macarthur Rams.
It’s been a solid second half of the campaign for the young Emerging Jets and they’ll look to finish the season as best as possible.
The Rams’ finals hopes came crashing down last week with a disheartening loss to the bottom placed North Shore Mariners.
It means last season’s champions won’t be defending their title.
Northern Tigers v Sydney Olympic
A game with a lot at stake at NTRA.
An opportunity for both teams to cement a top three spot but for Olympic, faint hopes of a maiden premiership as well.
Should Uni falter and Olympic take the spoils, it will make for a very intriguing final day.
The Tigers have the Stingrays on their backs and need to win to keep them at bay or risk dropping out of the top three.
Bankstown City v North Shore Mariners
A game with nothing but pride to play for for both teams.
Danny Abboud’s team looked set to make a tilt for a finals spot but faltered in the last few weeks.
North Shore picked up a massive victory last week against the Rams but it’s a little to late for the Mariners.
Both teams will want to finish the season in the best way possible.
By – Nikola Pozder, NPL NSW Women’s Writer