Again, only two games played in another round of the NPL NSW Women’s competition.
Manly United 4-0 Macarthur Rams
Manly United made it 10 goals in two games as they blasted the Macarthur Rams 4-0 at Cromer Park on Sunday afternoon.
With the rain pouring down on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, a late first half goal had the home team in front at the break. They added another three in the second period to complete the rout.
Claudia Cholakian opened the flood gates for United with 10 minutes to go in the first half.
Cassidy Davis played in a fine through ball, allowing Cholakian to spring the offside trap before slamming the ball into the back of the net off the cross bar.
It was tight for most of the second half before the away side crumbled in the final 15 minutes.
Japanese import Naoko Wada showed her dead ball prowess once more. This time rom the corner, Sham Khamis couldn’t hold onto the ball as it somehow made it’s way over the line.
Only a few minutes later and it was 3-0 to Manly.
Kahli Johnson picked up the ball down the wing and looked to cross it into the box.
It came slightly off the top of her foot, caught out Khamis and found the back of the net to put the game to bed.
Elizabeth Copus-Brown then broke through the Rams defence and looked to square up for Nicole Stewart only for a Rams defender to knock the ball into her own net.
Chris Williams’ perfect start to the season continues as they sit top of the NPL NSW Women’s competition after two, incomplete round.
Northern Tigers 2-2 Sydney University
At NTRA it was grand final rematch time as the Northern Tigers looked for revenge against the Champions Sydney University.
They couldn’t be separated here though in cold conditions with the score finishing at 2-2.
It took the home side only eight minutes to hit the front as Maddie Bart found the back of the net.
Uni couldn’t clear their lines as the striker took charge of a loose ball in the box to smash the ball home.
Six minutes later though Uni had the chance to equalise from the spot after a handball in the box.
Nikki Flannery stepped up to the spot and sent the keeper the wrong way to put the teams on level terms.
Bart had the home side back in front just before the half hour mark with a sublime header.
A great ball from Servet Uzunlar was met by Bart at the far post as she gave the Uni keeper no chance with her powerful header to score her second of the afternoon.
The home side went into the break leading by the odd goal.
And the Tigers looked set to record a massive win until the 89th minute.
Stephanie Augoustis looked to be chasing down a nothing ball until she closed down the Tigers keeper to bundle the ball home for a late equaliser.
That’s how the match finished up, first points on the board for both teams this season.
By – Nikola Pozder, NPL NSW Women’s Writer