Round two, now that sounds good!
NPL NSW Women’s top tier football continues this week as we take a look at the six juicy fixtures taking place this Sunday.
Manly United v Emerging Jets
At Cromer Park on Sunday, Manly United host the Emerging Jets.
Manly continued where they left off pre-COVID, scoring goals and winning matches. They’ll look to continue that with Remy Siemsen leading the line.
The Jets almost pulled off the surprise of the round but capitulated late against the favoured Sydney Olympic. They’ll take heart from that match and result though moving into the United fixture.
Illawarra Stingrays v Blacktown Spartans
Down the coast, the Illawarra Stingrays welcome the Blacktown Spartans to JJ Kelly Park.
It looked as though the Stingrays were on their way to a round one win but fitness levels dropped in the second half as APIA over ran them. They’ll be better for 90 minutes this week and will look to improve.
A perfect start for the Spartans at home in round one but should they pick up all three points on Saturday, they will really be proving a point.
Bankstown City v Macarthur Rams
Two teams coming off losses meet at Jensen Park on Sunday as Bankstown City and Macarthur Rams do battle.
A heavy defeat round one was far from what Bankstown expected and they will need to improve quickly in this sprint finish.
The Rams pushed the champion’s but didn’t have the strength to roll them over and will be confident they can bounce back on Sunday.
Sydney Olympic v Sydney University
Valentine Sports Park hosts Sydney Olympic and Sydney University on one of the Matches of the Round this Sunday at 5pm.
They pushed hard and were finally rewarded late last week but if Olympic wants a win on Sunday, they’ll need to take their chances as Cortnee Vine takes on her old team.
A tough game first up but Alex Epakis’ team showed why they are the champions, coming away with a tight win. Everyone wants their scalp and this week will be no different.
FNSW Institute v APIA Leichhardt
FNSW Institute welcome APIA Leichhardt Tigers to VSP on Sunday.
The Institute fought a hard fight against Manly last weekend but couldn’t come away with the points and it will only get harder as former graduate Princess Ibini and APIA come to town.
APIA looked good last week, in particular the strike duo of Ibini – Yeoman-Dale backed up by the tireless Jenn Bisset. They’ll be tought to beat this season and will look to continue where they finished on Sunday.
NWS Koalas v Northern Tigers
The final game of the round takes place at Christie Park as the NWS Koalas host the Northern Tigers.
Not the start the Koalas and new head coach Adam Keramea had in mind on Sunday and he’ll be looking for an immediate response from his side.
As for Jason Eager and the Tigers, whoah! They couldn’t have wished for a better start and will need to build on that against a plucky Koalas outfit in the local derby.
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By – Nikola Pozder, Chief Women’s NPL NSW writer