Herald Women’s Premier League Round 7 Review

April 23rd, 2018



Wallsend 3 (Laura Hall 2, Sass Seaborn 1) defeated South Wallsend 2 at Walker Fields on Sunday. Half-time: Wallsend led 2-0. 

Wallsend was able to fight off a strong South Wallsend outfit and keep the fourth spot on the ladder, beating the Wolves 3-2 at Walker Fields on Sunday.

The Devils opened the scoring in the 21st minute when Libby Copus-Brown and Sass Seaborn teamed up out wide to cross into the box which found Laura Hall for a cracking finish.

Hall managed to grab her second goal after running onto a through ball and chipping past the keeper.

The visitors scored their second goal before half-time when a Copus-Brown free kick into the box was finished by Seaborn after keeper Jess Sanderson fumbled the ball.

South Wallsend scored twice early in the second half on penalties with Olivia Kennedy stepping up to the mark but couldn’t string anything together in the later stages of the game.

Wallsend coach Marc Hingston says his side may have been too comfortable heading into the sheds with a 2-0 lead at half-time.

“Our opening 45 minutes was excellent and Laura scored the best goal in the competition I’ve seen so far,” Hingston said.

“We were leading 2-0 at half-time but didn’t come out of the sheds firing in the second half and we gave away two penalties.

“I thought our discipline was really poor for our standard.

“We need to put teams to the sword when we are in control but we still got the three points which is a positive for us.” 


New Lambton 4 (Georgia Amess 2, Joey Burgess 2) defeated Adamstown 0 at Adamstown No.1 Oval on Saturday. Half-time: New Lambton led 2-0.

New Lambton has kept the momentum flowing for the second week in a row, defeating an under-strength Adamstown 4-0 at Adamstown Oval on Saturday.

The visitors were expected to come out firing and the game had barely started when Georgia Amess was able to chalk something up, giving New Lambton a 1-0 lead.

The Eagles scored their second goal through Joey Burgess in the first half with both Amess and Burgess completing their double in the second half.

Newcastle Jets W-League forward Tara Andrews showed her class on the field along with fleet-footed Amess who created plenty of attacking opportunities. They looked dangerous throughout the match and had great combinations in the front third.

Adamstown keeper Olivia Sneddon was exceptional for the home side and saved plenty of shots that looked certain to hit the back of the net while Chelsea Lucas threatened the Eagles defensive line in arguably her best game of the season.

New Lambton coach Keelan Hamilton wants his side to be consistent and continue building on strong performances.

“We are starting to get more belief in ourselves which is good,” Hamilton said.

“I was happy with the performance from the girls yesterday.

“We spoke about increasing our work rate and passing the ball more effectively during the week and we did both of those things better.

“We controlled large parts of the game and created a lot of chances which was pleasing.

“We also defended well and were able to restrict Adamstown to a couple of chances.”

Adamstown coach Paul Devitis says conceding goals at crucial moments may have cost them the game.

“I thought New Lambton’s experienced players did extremely well and probably affected the result,” Devitis said.

“Credit to Keelan, I think he is doing a fantastic job there and they played some good football.

“We showed glimpses of good football and I thought the young girls that played and came off the bench did really well.

“The leadership of Tayla Gregory, Elodie Dagg and Jorjia Hogg was great to see and really helped the young girls.”


Merewether 5 (Lori Depcynzski, Nicki Jones, Ellie Withers, Indie Asimus, Rhali Dobson) defeated Thornton 0 at Myamblah Oval on Sunday. Half-time: Merewether led 2-0. 

Merewether have bounced back from last weekend’s loss to down a struggling Thornton side 5-0 at Myamblah Oval on Sunday.

The home side opened the scoring through Lori Depcynzski who fired one home just 10 minutes into the match. Nicki Jones, Ellie Withers, Indie Asimus and returning player Rhali Dobson also joined the score sheet in a strong showing from Merewether.

The Redbacks started without Olivia Tannock and Lauren Rouse-Upjohn who both missed the match due to work commitments and Taylor Grant left the field just before full time with an ankle injury that is feared to be long-term.

Thornton coach Rob Richardson blamed “sitting back and silly mistakes” for his side’s loss.

“Poor decision making in our defensive third and conceding two poor goals cost us the game,” Richardson said.

“I thought the girls competed well, especially in the first half.

“At half-time, we were only down 2-0 and the girls were still confident that we could turn the match around.

“We are trying hard to win our first game and the girls are playing to the best of their ability but that can be our undoing at times.”

Merewether coach Cass Koppen was pleased with her side’s performance.

“We created plenty of opportunities and scored some quality goals which we have been lacking lately,” Koppen said.


Round 7 20’s, 17’s 14’s Results: 

20s: South Wallsend 3 beat Wallsend 1, New Lambton 3 beat Adamstown 2, Warners Bay 3 beat Mid North Coast, Merewether 1 beat Thornton 0.

17s: Wallsend 9 beat South Wallsend 0, Adamstown 3 beat New Lambton 2, Mid North Coast 1 beat Warners Bay 0, Merewether 1 drew Thornton 1. 

14s: Wallsend 6 beat South Wallsend 0, Adamstown 11 beat New Lambton 0, Mid North Coast 1 beat Warners bay 0, Merewether 4 beat Thornton 1.

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