Herald Women’s Premier League Round 8 Review

April 30th, 2018



Adamstown 4 (Annika D’Amico 3, Maggie Quinn 1) defeated Thornton 1 (Lauren Rouse-Upjohn) at Thornton Park on Sunday. Half-time: Adamstown led 3-0.

Adamstown was able to grab their second win of the season in a 4-1 victory over Thornton at Thornton Park on Sunday.

Young gun Annika D’Amico managed a hat-trick while Maggie Quinn scored her first goal of the season in a strong showing for Adamstown.

Thornton’s newcomer Lauren Rouse-Upjohn scored the home sides only goal in the second half but it wasn’t enough to spark a comeback.

The Redback’s were without captain Sophie Milton who was still showing signs of concussion from last weekend and spent the night in the hospital. Carolina Cacic was taken by ambulance from the field and will undergo x-rays and tests to determine the extent of the injury over the next few days.

Adamstown coach Paul Devitis was happy his side dominated in the first half and is hoping to keep the momentum flowing for next weekend.

“We played really well in the back third and we spoke about the importance of being composed,” Devitis said.

“We showed more hunger upfront today and were rewarded with four goals including a fantastic team goal.

“Jorjia Hogg and Clare Cummings combined well throughout the game and were both standouts.

“The confidence and positivity from training was shown in the performance today and hopefully we can be more consistent.”

Thornton coach Rob Richardson said his side will return to the drawing board again after suffering their seventh straight loss.

“I’m not taking anything away from Adamstown because they wanted it more,” Richardson said.

”There are no excuses but losing Sophie the day before was hard for us because she is such an influential player.

“Once again, it was poor decision making and essentially gifting goals that cost us the game.”


New Lambton 4 (Hannah Batten 2, Tahlia Gossner, Emma Gonsalves) defeated Wallsend 1 (Laura Hall) at Alder Park on Sunday. Half-time: 1-1.

New Lambton was able to add new names to the scoresheet, including a debutant as they overcame Wallsend 4-1 at Alder Park on Sunday.

Wallsend was straight off the mark and dominated the first 15 minutes, creating plenty of opportunities and causing headaches for New Lambton’s defensive line.

The Devil’s hard work paid off in the 30th minute when Sass Seaborn combined with Laura Hall who dribbled on the inside of Jenna Kennedy and booted it into the top left-hand corner.

The visitors weren’t going to have it their way, as debutant Tahlia Gossner finding a loose ball from the top of the 18-yard box and striking low and hard into the bottom left corner to level the scores just before halftime.

In the second half, Hannah Batten scored twice in 10 minutes for the Eagles with her first goal coming from an absolute pearler out wide and the second deflecting off keeper Danielle Redding.

The home side was able to seal the deal in the later stages of the game when Georgia Amess crossed into the box to find Emma Gonsalves who buried it in the back of the net.

New Lambton coach Keelan Hamilton thought his side started flat but managed to put the pressure on Wallsend in the second half.

“I was really happy with the performance from the girls today,” Hamilton said.

“Wallsend are a good side and having both Stacey Day and Joey Burgess out tested our depth but the girls who came in did a great job.

“At half-time, we spoke about increasing our work rate and defensive pressure in the front and middle third and we did that well in the second half.

“Both teams had good periods of control but we defended well when needed and used the ball effectively to create chances which was pleasing.”

Wallsend coach Marc Hingston said a lack of desire in the second half meant his side were unable to string any goals together.

“The lack of desire is an issue we need to fix but there were positives,” Hingston said.

“It’s frustrating to be beaten by enthusiasm when it’s something we pride ourselves on.”


South Wallsend v Warners Bay game was washed out.


20s: Adamstown 4 beat Thornton 2, New Lambton 2 beat Wallsend 0, Warners Bay 5 beat South Wallsend 0, Merewether 1 drew Mid North Coast 1.

17s: Thornton 6 beat Adamstown 2, Wallsend 5 beat New Lambton 0, Warners Bay 4 beat South Wallsend 0. Mid North Coast 3 beat Merewether 1.

14s: Adamstown 2 beat Thornton 0, New Lambton 10 beat Wallsend 0, Warners Bay 9 beat South Wallsend 1, Mid North Coast 1 beat Merewether 0.

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