Herald Women’s Premier League Round 6 Review

April 16th, 2018



Match of the Round
New Lambton 4 (Carson McGovern 2, Tara Andrews, Georgia Amess) defeated Thornton 0 at Thornton Park on Sunday. Half-time: New Lambton led 2-0.

New Lambton didn’t play their best football but was happy to get the points in their 4-0 win over Thornton, according to Eagles coach Keelan Hamilton.

The home side was able to get on the scoresheet in the 20th minute through Carson Mcgovern who grabbed her second goal just before half-time.

Thornton struggled to execute opportunities and lacked urgency when on the ball and in front of an open goalmouth.

New Lambton coach Keelan Hamilton was pleased with the win that puts them third place, just two points behind Merewether.

“We’re happy that we got the win as it allows us to build momentum,” Hamilton said.

“We didn’t play our best football but it was tough conditions with the pitch and strong wind.

“I thought we defended quite well and limited their attack, especially in the second half.

“We need to keep focusing on ourselves and making sure our technique and passing under pressure improves but overall happy with the win today.”

Thornton coach Rob Richardson says his side is disappointed with another loss but the team is still in strong spirit.

“If we took our chances we would have been with them at halftime,” Richardson said.

“We weren’t hungry enough in front of goals and that hurt us today.

“The chances we had should have been taken but we competed very well and the scoreline doesn’t reflect that.

“The girls still show up in numbers to training and will continue to work hard.”


Warners Bay 3 (Nadja Squires (pen), Katelyn Lyddiard, Jenna Kingsley) defeated Merewether 1 (Jamee Ellis) at Myamblah Oval on Sunday. Half-time: Warners Bay led 2-1.

A grand final rematch with plenty of talking points as Warners Bay got their revenge with a 3-1 win over Merewether at Myamblah Oval on Sunday.

Merewether opened the scoring through Jamee Ellis who put one in the back of the net from a free kick in the 24th minute.

Their celebrations would be short-lived though, as Warners Bay levelled 10 minutes later when an Ellie Withers handball in the box saw Nadja Squires step up to the dot and slot one in the bottom right corner.

Young gun Katelyn Lyddiard got on the scoresheet just before half-time with the visitors heading into the sheds with a 2-1 lead.

In the second half, it was no surprise that Jenna Kingsley sealed the deal for the Bay, taking her tally to 10 goals in six games.

Warners Bay player-coach Cassidy Davis thought her sides attack improved immensely throughout the match.

“I was very happy with the girls today and I thought our defence was solid,” Davis said.

“As everyone knows, it’s always a physical battle with Merewether and usually a good game but the remarks that came from their players were disappointing.

“I’m glad the girls stood their own ground and we are happy with the three points.”

Merewether United coach Cass Koppen is looking forward to the return of key players next weekend.

“I think it’s fair to say we were our own worst enemy today,” Koppen said.

“It’s a boost to know we have players coming back next week who will make a difference to our game.”


South Wallsend 3 (Gaby Brodie 2, Olivia Kennedy) defeated Adamstown 1 (Elodie Dagg) at Adamstown No.1 Oval on Saturday. Half-time: South Wallsend led 2-0.

South Wallsend was able to back up last weekend’s strong performance with a 3-1 win over Adamstown on Saturday.

Gaby Brodie scored a double with Olivia Kennedy also getting on the scoresheet for the Wolves in their second win of the season.

It was a match riddled with injury for the home side with Courtney Wiltshire, Clare Cummings and Kate Lindsay all being subbed from the field.

Clare will be waiting for the all-clear from the concussion clinic and Kate will have an MRI scan this week but it appears she may be out for the season with an ACL injury.

Adamstown coach Paul Devitis thought both teams were evenly matched and were proud of his sides strength and determination.

“We regrouped amazingly well at 3-0 down and showed great character and fighting spirit to get back to 3-1,” Devitis said.

“We were unlucky not to get a couple more but we need to be more confident on the ball.

“It was a tough second half but there are a lot of positives to take forward.”

South Wallsend coach Kevin Farley attributed their win to a quick start in the first half.

“I was really happy with how we started the game,” Farley said.

“We played similar to last week but we did have to make changes early to protect a few players from injury.

“I don’t think there is much for the girls to improve on but a few more runs for the girls coming back will help with fitness.”


Round 6 WPL 20’s, 17’s, 14’s Results:

20s: Warners Bay 2 defeated Merewether 0, Adamstown 2 defeated South Wallsend 1, New Lambton 2 defeated Thornton 0, Mid North Coast 5 defeated Wallsend 0.

17s: Merewether 2 defeated Warners Bay 0, Adamstown 4 defeated South Wallsend 0, Thornton 4 defeated New Lambton 2, Wallsend 3 defeated Mid North Coast 1.

14s: Merewether 1 defeated Warners Bay 0, Adamstown 11 defeated South Wallsend 0, Thornton 1 defeated New Lambton 0, Mid North Coast 4 defeated Wallsend 0.


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