Only two games were played in NPL NSW Women’s top tier football in round one with four matches postponed due to players with W-League commitments.
Two new coaches kicked off their season’s in the best way possible with comfortable victories.
Manly United 3-1 Bankstown City
The home side hit the front after 15 minutes after Bankstown failed to clear their lines.
Sophie Nenadovic pounced on the loose ball in the box and blasted home on her return to Cromer Park.
Only seven minutes later and the home side doubled their advantage.
Libby Copus-Brown showed her unselfishness with a neat ball across goal to Kahli Johnson who slotted into an empty goal.
Bankstown pulled one back 10 minutes before half time in stunning fashion, finding the top corner on the half volley.
Plessas needed to exit play though with what seemed a serious shoulder injury mid-way through the second period.
Caitlin Jarvie’s spectacular goal was worthy of the winner though with 20 minutes to go, finding the top corner with a powerful effort from some 35 metres.
North West Sydney Koalas 0-3 Macarthur Rams
Macarthur Rams and Stephen Peters got off to the best possible start at Christie Park against the North West Sydney Koalas.
It took the away side only three minutes to hit the front as Renee Rollason headed home courtesy of a Kylie Ledbrook corner.
They held this lead until the half time break.
Captain Rollason had her second, heading home once more to make it 2-0 with just over 20 minutes to go.
Bethany Gordon made the points safe for Macarthur with a special finish in stoppage, finding the top corner from an acute angle.
By – NPL NSW Women’s Chief Writer Nikola Pozder