20s, 17s & 14s Herald Women’s Premier League Grand Final Preview

August 24th, 2018



20 Years Preview

Warners Bay v Mid North Coast


Warners Bay has been one of the in-form teams of the competition, losing just five matches and defeating Adamstown 3-nil on Saturday to book their spot in the grand final.

The Panthers have the best attack in the competition and are tied with Merewether for the best defensive statistics.

Mid North Coast, however, defeated Merewether 3-2 in a penalty shootout on Sunday so have no trouble handling pressure which will be useful on the big stage.

The Bay and Middies have played three times this season, with the Panthers winning 3-0 and 1-0 and a 1-1 draw in the middle. Mid North Coast has managed five clean sheets this season and is capable of winning if they put the hard yards in.

Young Ellie Brown from the Bay is the leading scorer, with 22 goals to her name while Courtney Anderson from Mid North Coast has 13.

Can Mid North Coast turn the tide and finally snatch a victory against Warners Bay?


17 Years Preview

Thornton v Wallsend


Thornton and Wallsend have been the top two teams in the competition and now, they get to battle it out on the big stage for the title decider.

Thornton had no trouble defeating Adamstown 5-2 on Saturday, while Wallsend claimed a 4-1 victory over Mid North Coast on Sunday in the second leg of semi-finals.

Wallsend finished the regular season in style, claiming the premiership comfortably with a staggering 63 points.

What could be more impressive than that? How about a mind-blowing 105 goals for and only 9 goals against! Thornton finished second on 45 points and also has impressive stats, scoring 91 goals for and only 34 against.

They have met on three occasions this season, with Wallsend winning 3-4, 4-2 and 3-1. Wallsend’s Sophie Mcdonald is the leading goal scorer with 56 and Thornton’s Ainsley Childs is second with 30 in the back of the net.

Thornton will need to be at their very best to stand a chance but anything can happen on grand final day.

Can Thornton be the first team to defeat Wallsend this season?


14 Years Preview

Merewether v Mid North Coast


Mid North Coast was a class above this season, so it was no surprise when they defeated Wallsend 1-0 and 3-1 over the two-legged semi-final to advance to the grand final, something they have worked tirelessly for all season.

On the opposing side, Merewether downed a courageous Adamstown outfit 3-2 and 2-1 to join their rivals at the big dance.

They have met three times this season, with Mid North Coast winning 5-2 and then 1-0 on two occasions. Mid North Coast have the strongest attack in the competition, with an astounding 115 goals for and just 12 against.

Merewether have the third best attack at 74 goals for and 23 against.

Whoever scores first in this game will enjoy the advantage and it comes down to two key players; Jessica Watts from Mid North Coast and Jarrah Stuart from Merewether.

The two top scorers in the competition go head-to-head in what should be a great game of football for spectators.

Can Merewether get in front early and hold their lead?


1st Grade Grand Final Preview

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