Merewether 3 (Indi Asimus, Nicki Jones, Rhali Dobson) defeated South Wallsend 2 (MJ Mason) at Myamblah Oval on Sunday.
Half-time: Merewether led 1-0.
Merewether notched up their fourth win in a row with a comprehensive 3-2 win over South Wallsend on Sunday.
Both sides had their chances but it was the home side on the board first with Indi Asimus putting away a Jamee Ellis corner.
In the second half, MJ Mason scored a double for the Wolves but Merewether managed a comeback with Nicki Jones and Rhali Dobson both scoring to put the game to bed.
Merewether coach Cass Koppen thought her side had improved on last weekend’s performance.
“A couple of rare errors at the back cost us two goals quickly but we responded really well,” Koppen said.
“We managed to put the game away from a goal down which shows the belief this team has in their ability.”
South Wallsend coach Brad Parkes said his side were playing good football but need to start converting their effort into points.
“It was a great performance and we showed that we can be one of the top sides in the competition today,” Parkes said.
“Although we lost, we are playing well and need to keep it up so we can climb the table and play finals football this year.”
Adamstown 2 (Lauren Allan, Elodie Dagg) defeated Wallsend 0 at The Gardens on Sunday.
Half-time: Adamstown led 2-0.
Adamstown scored the bragging rights this time with their third win of the season, defeating a disappointed Wallsend side 2-0.
Wallsend had a tough time with injuries, losing Laura Hall, Georgia Minors and Jess Evans before full time.
Returning strike weapon Lauren Allan wasted no time finding the back of the net, scoring in the 38th minute and creating plenty of headaches for Wallsend’s defence.
Four minutes later, Elodie Dagg capitalised on a mistake from Devil’s defender Brooke Summers and struck from the top of the 18-yard box to score.
In the second half, it was to and fro with both sides having chances but unable to execute.
Adamstown’s usual brick wall defence was exceptional and fill in goalkeeper Natalie Wiseman put in a superb performance to earn Buds player of the match.
Adamstown coach Paul Devitis said the overall work ethic of his side was near perfect.
“Our defence was probably the biggest winning factor,” Devitis said.
“We didn’t give them a sniff of creating anything in the second half and our defence was compact.
“We managed to create many ‘two on one’ defensive tackles and it was the first time we have put in a 90 minute performance.”
“The girls have played some great football and have battled so hard for no reward, but today they earned their reward.”
Wallsend coach Marc Hingston described the match as “one of those days where nothing went right.”
“We had a lot of positional changes due to injuries which meant a below-par performance,” Hingston said.
“Credit to Adamstown who were more desperate but we’ve put a line through today and moved on.”
Warners Bay 9 (Jenna Kingsley 5, Cass Davis 2, Sophie Stapleford 1, Gaby Deacon 1) defeated Thornton 0 at John Street Oval on Sunday.
Half-time: Warners bay led 4-0.
Warners Bay holds a narrow lead on the ladder after a convincing 9-0 win over Thornton on Sunday.
Warners Bay was without captain Nadja Squires who missed the game due to illness with experienced defender Toria Campbell stepping up and leading the side well.
The hosts led early with Gaby Deacon and Jenna Kingsley both scoring to make it 2-0.
Thornton goalkeeper Grace Harvey made some spectacular saves and performed well considering the number of shots Warners Bay had.
Warners Bay extended their lead to 4-0 with Kingsley scoring her second and player-coach Cass Davis scoring her first before half-time.
In the second half, Sophie Stapleford scored first before Kingsley ran riot, scoring a hat-trick and continually threatening Thornton’s defence.
Davis finished in style and sealed the deal, scoring her second in the final minutes of the game.
Thornton continued to encourage each other throughout the whole match and Jen Jongbloed and U17’s player Ainsley Childs were standouts.
Warners Bay player-coach Cass Davis said she was pleased with her side’s performance.
“The girls showed a lot of effort and enthusiasm which is something we have spoken about,” Davis said.
“Most of our goals were great team goals which is really positive moving into the next two weeks against Wallsend and Merewether.”
Thornton coach Al Primmer said his side “played their hearts out” and was “proud of their effort”.
U20’s, 17’s, 14’s Results:
20s: Merewether 2 beat South Wallsend 0, Wallsend 3 beat Adamstown 2, Warners Bay 3 beat Thornton 1, New Lambton 2 beat Mid North Coast 1.
17s: Merewether 2 beat South Wallsend 1, Wallsend 5 beat Adamstown 2, Thornton 10 beat Warners Bay 3, New Lambton 1 beat Mid North Coast 0.
14s: Merewether 7 beat South Wallsend 1, Wallsend 2 drew Adamstown 2, Warners Bay 0 drew Thornton 0, Mid North Coast 7 beat New Lambton 1.