WOMEN’S DIVISION 1 ROUND 10 REVIEW

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Wollongong United 1 (Kristen Gorgieski 63’) Kiama Quarriers 2 (Natalie Henderson, Tiffany Batcheldor-Nolte)

The Kiama Quarriers took home a 2-1 victory over Wollongong United at Macedonia Park during a Sunday afternoon fixture.

A fiery match between the two sides saw the Quarriers open the scoring with a goal from co-captain Natalie Henderson.

United fought their way back into the game with a second-half goal from Kristen Gorgieski who remains in the top three leading goal scorers for the season.

The match wasn’t over just yet with a goal from Tiffany Batcheldor-Nolte who was able to secure a 2-1 defeat over Wollongong United.

Kiama now sit in third position whilst Wollongong United sit in sixth position just one point behind the Scorpions.

Wollongong United will travel to King Mickey Oval this Sunday in a clash against the Warilla Wanderers whilst the Quarriers will take on University White at Kooloobong Oval this long weekend.

Albion Park 2 (Eliza Cowan 41’, Taryn Riuz 64’) Warilla Wanderers 0 

Albion Park remain undefeated after their 2-0 defeat to the Warilla Wanderers on Sunday afternoon at Terry Reserve.

Park’s goalkeeper Megan Blanch was able to keep a fourth clean sheet in a row, whilst Eliza Cowan was able to get her name on the score sheet once again putting the ball into the back of the net in the 41st minute of the match.

The Wanderers did well to put the pressure on Albion Park, but it was a penalty in the 64th minute that saw Taryn Ruiz slot the ball past Grace O’Shannessy to secure the hosts a 2-0 win.

Albion Park remain in first place on 24 points and continue their undefeated ways, whilst the Warilla Wanderers now sit in eighth position and will host Wollongong United this Sunday afternoon.

Thirroul Thunderbirds 3 (Danielle Blackett 27’, Chloe Hocking 65’, Jamie Ryan 87’) South Coast Flame 3 (Jessica Cruickshank 4’, Emilia Skopal 34’, Brooke Love 45’)

A late equaliser from the Thirroul Thunderbirds saw a dramatic 3-3 draw against South Coast Flame on Sunday afternoon at Thomas Gibson Park.

The opening goal came from Jessica Cruickshank who was sent down the line before plotting the ball in the back of the net for South Coast to take a 1-0 lead.

The equaliser was found just 15 minutes later from Thunderbirds player Danielle Blackett who got an impressive shot away at goal, putting the ball past goalkeeper Sage Dixon.

The Flame picked up their intensity and took back their lead in the 34th minute with a switch ball from Brooke Love into striker Emilia Skopal who neatly placed the ball into the back of the net.

The half wasn’t over just yet for the visitors with Love receiving a penalty in the 45th minute before comfortably striking it past Dixon to take a 3-1 lead for the Flame into half-time.

The opening goal for the second half came from a determined Chloe Hocking who was able to slot the ball into the back of the net for a potential comeback.

With just three minutes left of the match, the Thunderbirds weren’t deterred and fought their way back with Jamie Ryan striking a spectacular free kick into the back of the net to bring home a 3-3 draw.

Thirroul Thunderbirds now sit in seventh place whilst the Flame sit in ninth position.

University Yellow 1 (Rhianna Brown 78’) Shellharbour Scorpions 1 (Nicola Butkovic 38’)

The Shellharbour Scorpions fought hard to come away with one point on Sunday afternoon with a 1-1 draw against an undefeated University Yellow side.

A 2-0 defeat from Albion Park earlier on in the week saw the Scorpions determined to bring a point home in last weekend’s match.

Nicola Butkovic scored the opening goal of the match by slotting the ball into the back of the net in the 38th minute to take the lead for the young Scorpions side.

University Yellow were later rewarded a penalty in the 78th minute before Rhianna Brown neatly put the ball past Mikaela Erdelyi to find a late equaliser for the Unicorns.

University Yellow now sit in second position with 20 points whilst the Shellharbour Scorpions now sit in fifth position on 11 points.

Review by Alison Dinh on Twitter @alisondinh_

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