WOMEN’S DIVISION 1 ROUND 9 REVIEW | JUNE 2, 2021
University White 2 (Amy Morrell 17’ 63’) Warilla Wanderers 3 (Leyla Meharg 28’, Emily Carbone 80’)
Warilla Wanderers were able to secure three points on Sunday after defeating University White 3-2.
University White opened the game with a strike from Amy Morrell in the 17th minute taking the lead for the Unicorns.
It wasn’t long until Leyla Meharg was able to get her name on the goal sheet to find the equaliser for the Wanderers.
Both teams were heading into the second half with a 1-1 draw until University White scored an unfortunate own goal making the score 2-1 at the half-time whistle.
The two sides had several chances in the second half, but it was Morrell who was able to find the equaliser yet again, scoring a double for the day.
It was an intense battle between both sides before Emily Carbone netted the Wanderers third and final goal for the match securing a 3-2 win over the Unicorns.
Warilla now sit in eight position and will travel to Terry Park this Sunday to play against undefeated side Albion Park.
University White are yet to win a game this season and will rest this Sunday with a bye.
Kiama Quarriers 1 (Breanna Payne) Woonona 2 (Le-Tisha Kable, Kayla Draper)
A tough battle on Sunday afternoon saw Woonona defeat Kiama Quarriers in a close 2-1 match.
The only goal from the Quarriers came from co-captain and centre back Breanna Payne who was able to strike the ball past goalkeeper Samantha Clark.
The Sharks however were too strong, scoring two goals from both Le-Tisha Kable and Kayla Draper to secure a 2-1 defeat over Kiama.
The victory for the Sharks secured a third-place position on the table and will rest this weekend with a bye.
As for Kiama, they now sit in sixth position and will travel to Macedonia Park in an afternoon fixture against Wollongong United.
Thirroul Thunderbirds 0 Wollongong United 3 (Kristen Gorgieski 2, Teisha McKenzie)
Wollongong United were able to defeat Thirroul Thunderbirds 3-0 on Sunday afternoon at Thomas Gibson Park.
A double was scored by Kristen Gorgieski who currently sits in the top three leading goal scorers going into round ten.
United were able to net their third goal with Teisha McKenzie finding the back of the net to secure their 3-0 win against the Thunderbirds.
Thirroul now sit in seventh position on nine points, meanwhile, Wollongong United now sit in fourth position just two points behind Woonona.
United will come up against the Kiama Quarriers in round ten this weekend and will be hoping to secure the three points in order to potentially make the top three.
The Thunderbirds will host South Coast Flame on Sunday who currently sit just four points behind them on the table.
South Coast Flame 0 University Yellow 5
University Yellow continued their undefeated ways with a 5-0 defeat over South Coast Flame at Ian McLennan Park.
The Unicorns came out strong and opened the match scoring a goal within the first ten minutes of the game.
From then on, University continued their scoring streak netting two goals right before the half-time blow.
The Flame continued putting the pressure on the undefeated side in the second half but could not break through the Unicorns solid defence.
University Yellow were able to bag two more goals before full-time, securing a 5-0 victory over the Flame.
The Unicorns now sit at the top of the table with a game on hand however for Albion Park who sit just one point behind.
University will host the Shellharbour Scorpions on Sunday afternoon, meanwhile, South Coast Flame now sit in ninth position and will travel to Thomas Gibson Park in an afternoon match against the Thirroul Thunderbirds.
Review by Alison Dinh, on Twitter @alisondinh_
Photo by Richie Wagner