WOMEN’S DIVISION 1 ROUND 12 REVIEW

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South Coast Flame 3 (Sariah Wilson 22′ 58′, Jessica Cruickshank 65′) Kiama Quarriers 1 (Katie French 35′)

A Sariah Wilson-inspired South Coast Flame secured a 3-1 victory home against the Kiama Quarriers in the first fixture for round 12 on Friday evening at Ian McLennan Park. 

The Flame opened the scoring in the 22nd minute of the match with Wilson curling a superb corner ball into the back of the net to take a 1-0 lead. 

Kiama soon found the equaliser when Katie French picked up a rebound ball just inside the 18-yard box before netting the Quarriers first goal for the match in the 35th minute. 

Both teams walked into the second half with a 1-1 draw and a continuous flood of chances began to flow for both sides. 

Wilson was proving to be unstoppable as she netted her second in the 58th minute after receiving a through ball from Emilia Skopal before tucking the ball into the back of the net. 

Just minutes later, the Flame worked hard to score their third and final goal of the evening with a precise ball into the far top corner from Jessica Cruickshank. 

The Quarriers intensity increased, but it was a double from Wilson that gave South Coast Flame a 3-1 home victory. 

The Flame sit in ninth position just one point in behind the Thirroul Thunderbirds and will take on University White this Sunday afternoon at Kooloobong Oval. 

Meanwhile, Kiama remain in third position and will host a well-prepared Thirroul Thunderbirds at Kiama Sporting Complex this Sunday. 

Woonona 3 (Ainsley Hawes 16’ 71’, Rachael Daws 20’) Albion Park 3 (Brittany Ring 27’ 88’, Jessica Hanly 73’)

Woonona worked hard to grab a point against undefeated side Albion Park on Sunday afternoon after coming home with a 3-3 draw at Ocean Park.

An early goal from Ainsley Hawes saw the Sharks take a 1-0 lead in the first 16 minutes of the match.

A few minutes later, Woonona doubled their lead with Rachael Daws finding the back of the net in the 20th minute.

However, it wasn’t long until leading goal scorer Brittany Ring bagged Park’s first goal for the afternoon in the 27th minute of the match. 

An intense second-half battle saw Hawes net a double for the match in the 71st minute to take a 3-1 lead for the Sharks. 

Two minutes later, a goal from Jessica Hanly saw Park strike back in the attack with a late comeback.

The match wasn’t over until Ring got the final say of the game with a third goal for Albion Park, levelling the scores at 3-3 at the full-time whistle.

Park edged five points clear of University Yellow at the top of the table, though the Unicorns have a game in hand.

The ladder leaders will host Wollongong United this Sunday afternoon.

Meanwhile, Woonona now sit in fifth position on 13 points and will host Uni Yellow on Sunday afternoon.

Thirroul Thunderbirds 0 Shellharbour Scorpions 2 (Tiana Reardon 2)

Thirroul Thunderbirds went down 2-0 in a home game fixture against the Shellharbour Scorpions on a wet Sunday afternoon at Thomas Gibson Park.

It was a fiery start to the match with both sides giving an intense approach, but it was Shellharbour’s goalkeeper Bella Fogarty who was able to walk away with a clean sheet.

A double from Tiana Reardon saw the Scorpions lead 2-0 until the final blow which now sits them in fourth position just two points behind Kiama Quarriers.

The Thirroul Thunderbirds now drop to eighth position as they share equal points with Wollongong United. 

The Scorpions will host neighbours Warilla Wanderers this Sunday, whilst the Thunderbirds will take on the Kiama Quarriers away from home. 

Wollongong United v University White (washed out)

Warilla v University Yellow (washed out)

Review by Alison Dinh, on Twitter @alisondinh_

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