WOMEN’S DIVISION 1 ROUND 7 REVIEW

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Round seven of the Women’s Division 1 saw ladder leaders Albion Park and University Yellow both securing clean sheets and three points.

Elsewhere, Wollongong United and Woonona played out a six-goal thriller.

University Yellow 5 (Kya Godbier 27’, Tahlia Petrovski 30’ 41’, Katia Turner 60’, Elise Battin 61’) University White 0

The Unicorn sisters went head-to-head for the first time on Sunday afternoon at Kooloobong Oval with University Yellow (who wore white) beating University White (who wore yellow) 5-0.

University Yellow came into the match undefeated with 10 points and started positively with an opening goal from Kya Godbier.

Tahlia Petrovski then found the second for Yellow just minutes later.

It wasn’t long until Petrovski found the back of the net, taking her tally to five goals in two matches.

Katia Turner netted Yellow’s fourth on the hour mark and a minute later skipper Elise Battin extended the lead to five.

University Yellow remain in second place with a game in hand against leaders Albion Park.

Yellow will host Wollongong United in an afternoon fixture on Sunday afternoon.

Uni White now sit in tenth and will travel to Albion Park to play against the undefeated reigning league champions.

Wollongong United 3 (Kristen Gorgieski, Caitlin Cardwell, Brittany Sands) Woonona 3 (Kayla Draper 2, Paige Hirst)

Woonona were able to snatch a point against Wollongong United after going home with a 3-3 draw on Sunday afternoon.

Kristen Gorgieski was able to net another goal for United securing a spot in the top 5 goal scorers for this season.

The Sharks put the pressure on with Kayla Draper scoring a double for her teams alongside Youth League player Paige Hirst who was also able to get her name on the scoring list.

Both Caitlin Cardwell and Brittany Sands were also able to net a goal past goalkeeper Samantha Clark to secure a 3-3 draw with the Sharks.

Wollongong United now sit at fifth place with a total of nine points alongside Kiama Quarriers who also share the same points. United will travel to Kooloobong Oval this Sunday to take on undefeated University Yellow.

Meanwhile, Woonona sit in seventh place with just one point behind United. The Sharks will go on to host Thirroul Thunderbirds this Sunday.

Thirroul Thunderbirds 5 (Maya Francis, Claytyn Gehrke, Asha Meusburger, Hannah Bowen 2) Warilla Wanderers 1 (Kari Gonzalez)

Thirroul brought home the three points on Sunday afternoon defeating the Warilla Wanderers 5-1.

The Thunderbirds were able to grab fourth position on the table after their victory against newcomers Warilla who now sit in eighth place on four points.

Captain and midfielder Kari Gonzalez netted the only go for the Wanderers during the match.

Meanwhile, Maya Francis, Claytyn Gehrke and Asha Meusburger all got their names on the score sheet alongside youth player Hannah Bowen who scored a double for the Thunderbirds.

The Wanderers will look to take home three points this Sunday as they take on the young South Coast Flame side who sit on equal points.

Thirroul Thunderbirds will visit their neighbors Woonona in what will be a fiery clash.

South Coast Flame 2 (Jessica Cruickshank, Sariah Wilson) Shellharbour Scorpions 3 (Shante Lenartowicz, Tiana Reardon 2’)

South Coast Flame welcomed Shellharbour Scorpions in an intriguing contest between the two young squads.

It was an intense start to the evening fixture with a total of four goals being scored in the space of nine minutes.

Jessica Cruickshank opened the game with a first time hit from a corner ball from Brooke Love to give Flame the lead.

Not long after, the Scorpions found the equalizer through a first-time finish on the right-hand side of the box.

Shellharbour turned a draw into a lead just two minutes later firing a shot into the bottom corner.

It didn’t take long for Flame to react with Sariah Wilson making no mistake in the six-yard box and netting another goal to find the equalizer.

Going into the second half 2-2, both teams started with an intense approach, but it was Shellharbour who would score the winning goal in the 84th minute.

The Scorpions now sit at third place with a total of ten points and will host the Kiama Quarriers this Sunday.

Meanwhile, South Coast Flame sit in ninth position and will travel to Warilla Wanderers home ground who currently sit two points in front.

Kiama Quarriers 0 Albion Park 4 (Brittany Ring 73’ 74’, Chelsea Tasevski 81’, Robyn Moylan 87’)

A dramatic change in positions saw a second-half flurry for Albion Park as they defeated Kiama Quarriers 4-0 in a late fixture on Tuesday evening.

Both sides had a flood of chances, but it was Park who managed to secure there win by netting four goals in the last 20 minutes of the match.

Captain Brittany Ring stepped into the front third and just minutes later scored Park’s first goal.

Seconds later, Ring beat three of her defenders before taking a left-footed shot, scoring a double for Park.

Kiama continued the pressure but could not block a powerful long-range shot from Chelsea Tasevski who netted Albion Park’s third goal.

With just minutes to go, Park’s scoring ways would be seen again with Division 3 player Robyn Moylan slotting the ball past goalkeeper Stephanie Galway to secure their 4-0 win over the Quarriers.

Albion Park continue their undefeated ways and will host University White this Sunday afternoon. The Quarriers now sit at sixth place and will take on a well-structured Shellharbour Scorpions side.

Review by Alison Dinh, on Twitter @alisondinh_

Photo by Richie Wagner

 

 

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