Match of the Round
Warners Bay 7 (Jenna Kingsley 4, Cass Davis 2, Sophie Stapleford 1) defeated Wallsend 1 (Libby Copus-Brown) at John Street Oval on Sunday.
Half-time: Warners Bay led 3-0.
Player-coach Cassidy Davis credited “being clinical in front of goal” for putting Wallsend to the sword and moving five points clear at the top of the ladder.
The hosts drew first blood when Jenna Kingsley scored twice to give the Bay an early lead.
This time, Kingsley turned provider, putting through a pass to Davis who slotted it into the bottom right corner.
Warners Bay struck early in the second half through Sophie Stapleford but a Libby Copus-Brown free kick put Wallsend back in the game.
The hosts sealed the deal with Kingsley finishing her four-goal haul and Davis grabbing her second in the dying stages of the game.
Davis thought her sides solid defence played a big part in their seven-goal blitz.
“We are glad to get the three points and I’m proud of the girl’s effort,” Davis said.
“Wallsend battled and fought hard which we spoke about at half-time and definitely improved in the second half.
“Credit to all of the girls today as we worked hard as a team to secure important points.”
Wallsend coach Marc Hingston said it was “a good game” and “we competed all day”.
Merewether 2 (Jamee Ellis, Rhali Dobson) drew New Lambton 2 (Carson Mcgovern, Jenna Kennedy) at Myamblah Oval on Sunday.
An arm-wrestling match that saw both teams take a share of the points in a thrilling two-all draw at Myamblah Oval on Sunday afternoon.
Merewether found the back of the net early when Jamee Ellis scored with a trademark free kick.
New Lambton created a deadlock through Carson Mcgovern who hammered it home from inside the 18-yard box before half-time.
In the second half, Merewether created plenty of headaches with Rhali Dobson chipping the keeper to give her side a 2-1 lead.
However, New Lambton wasn’t giving up just yet and found the equaliser when a Stacey Day free-kick was palmed away by Alison Logue before Jenna Kennedy tapped it in to score her second goal of the season.
Eagles coach Keelan Hamilton was proud of the resilience his team showed.
“To go behind twice and come back twice was a great effort from the girls,” Hamilton said.
“Myamblah is a very tough place to play but the girls kept pushing and creating chances.
“We competed right until the end and we got a well-deserved point.”
United coach Cassie Koppen described the match as “a good game of football.”
“Both teams played well and I thought we had the better chances but they scrambled well to save the game,” Koppen said.
South Wallsend 3 (Olivia Kennedy 2, MJ Mason 1) defeated Thornton 2 (Jennifer Jongbloed, Lauren Rouse-Upjohn) at Walker Fields on Sunday.
Half-time: South Wallsend led 1-0.
South Wallsend was able to grind out a 3-2 win over an improved Thornton outfit, elevating them to fifth on the ladder ahead of Adamstown.
Fleet-footed MJ Mason opened the scoring early for the Wolves who led 1-0 at half-time.
In the second half, alarm bells rang for South Wallsend who was reduced to 10 players after Erin Wilson was sent off for dissent.
Thornton scored their first goal in three weeks through Jennifer Jongbloed but South Wallsend quickly replied with Oliva Kennedy scoring the first of her match double.
The Redbacks equalised through Lauren Rouse-Upjohn but Olivia Kennedy scored the match-winning goal in the final moments of the game.
Thornton coach Rob Richardson said yesterday’s effort hasn’t been seen since round one.
“The girls really applied themselves today and limited South Wallsend’s time on the ball,” Richardson said.
“The girls pushed for the equaliser but ran out of time and I couldn’t be prouder of their effort.”
U20’s, 17’s, 14’s Results:
20s: Warners Bay 1 beat Wallsend 0, Merewether 2 beat New Lambton 0, Thornton 3 beat South Wallsend 0, Mid North Coast 1 beat Adamstown 0.
17s: Wallsend 3 beat Warners Bay 0, New Lambton 4 beat Merewether 0, Thornton 6 beat South Wallsend 0, Adamstown 2 beat Mid North Coast 1.
14s: Warners Bay 1 beat Wallsend 0, Merewether 11 beat New Lambton 0, Thornton 6 beat South Wallsend 0, Mid North Coast 5 beat Adamstown 0.