WOMEN’S DIVISION 1 ROUND 8 REVIEW

R 8 UOW Y vs United (805)

Albion Park 2 (Eliza Cowan 14’ 64’) University White 0

Albion Park continued their winning ways with a 2-0 defeat of University White on Sunday afternoon. 

Park’s Eliza Cowan has shown her class throughout the season and was able to score the opening goal in the 14th minute. 

A fiery match saw a few yellow cards being distributed as University White pressured the leader-leaders heading towards half time.

Both sides had chances in the second half, but the only goal of the period would come in the 64th minute when Cowan bagged her brace to remain in the top three scorers in the division.

Albion Park will face a third-placed Shellharbour next weekend, while Uni White will take on Warilla.

University Yellow 3 (Katia Turner 51’ 60’, Mia Saverino 63’) Wollongong United 1 (Rikki-Lee Wardle 20’)

University Yellow came from behind to down Wollongong United 3-1 at Kooloobong Oval on Sunday afternoon. 

United captain Rikki-Lee Wardle opened the scoring with a fantastic long-range goal and the visitors would take the lead into the break after goalkeeper Caitlin Lewis saved a penalty from Rilee Wagner.

The Unicorns were able to go up to another gear in the second half with Katia Turner scoring two before the hour mark, before Mia Saverino netted her side’s third in the 63rd minute.

The wins keeps Uni Yellow right on Albion Park’s coat-tails with Brod Crighton’s side taking on South Coast Flame this weekend.

Aso for United, they now sit seventh and will travel to Thirroul in round nine.

Shellharbour Scorpions 0 Kiama Quarriers 1 (Angela Graham 6’)

Kiama edged past Shellharbour 1-0 on Sunday afternoon at Myimbarr park.

The only goal from the game came six minutes into the match when Angela Graham found the back of the net for the Quarriers. 

This result now sees both the Kiama and the Scorpions on 10 points with the sides occupying fourth and third respectively.

Kiama will host a well-drilled Woonona side who currently sit one point below them on the table on Sunday, while Shellharbour will have a test of their mettle when they go up against undefeated Albion Park.

Woonona 2 (Lindsay Mcleod 33’, Mahalia Royters 60’) Thirroul Thunderbirds 0

Woonona defeated local rivals Thirroul 2-0 at Ocean Park on Sunday afternoon. 

It took more than half an hour for the opening goal through Woonona’s Lindsay McLeod and the Sharks would have to wait until the hour mark for their second, which was scored by substitute Mahalia Royters. 

Woonona managed to hold on to secure the win which moves the side nine points, the same as Thirroul, and within a point of the top four.

Woonona will travel to Kiama and will hope to bring home the three points as they sit one point behind the Quarriers while Thirroul will host Wollongong United this Sunday. 

Warilla Wanderers 2 (Emily Carbone 12’, Leyla Meharg 48’) South Coast Flame 2 (Caitlin Russell 44’, Emily Franklin 90’)

An intense match between the Warilla Wanderers and the South Coast Flame ended in a 2-2 draw.

Emily Carbone opened the scoring for the Wanderers placing the ball past goalkeeper Sage Dixon in the 12th minute of the match. 

Both sides picked up their intensity with a few goal-scoring opportunities, but it was Caitlin Russell from the Flame who was able to find the equaliser one minute before the half-time whistle.

The Wanderers came out firing with Leyla Meharg finding the back of the net in the 48th minute, taking back the lead. 

The game thought to be at the end before Emily Franklin put the ball past Grace O’Shannessy in the 90th minute to again find the equaliser for the Flame just seconds before full-time. 

Both Warilla and Flame now sit on equal points on the table and will see the Wanderers take on University White in the opening match on Sunday afternoon at Kooloobong Oval.  

Meanwhile, South Coast Flame will host undefeated University Yellow in a late fixture on Sunday. 

Review by Alison Dinh, on Twitter @alisondinh_

Photo by Richie Wagner

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