Herald Women’s Premier League Round 6 Review

April 18th, 2016

Renee Valentine


Warners Bay 5 (Adriana Jones 2, Cassidy Davis, Sass Seaborn, Kally Lewis) defeated South Wallsend 0 at John St Oval. Half-time: Warners Bay led 2-0.

Thornton v Wallsend (to be determined)

Adamstown v Mid North Coast (match postponed)

Merewether had the bye


Match-by-Match Review

Sunday, April 2.15pm

Warners Bay 5 (Adriana Jones 2, Cassidy Davis, Sass Seaborn, Kally Lewis) defeated South Wallsend 0 at John St Oval. Half-time: Warners Bay led 2-0.

Warners Bay confirmed their Herald Women’s Premier League top-four intentions with a punishing performance in a 5-0 win over South Wallsend yesterday.

It was the only match of a rain-affected round to be completed yesterday and the five-goal rout of South Wallsend came just a week after Warners Bay’s 5-0 demolition of Thornton.

The hosts were dominant from the outset and had South Wallsend in a spin when enigmatic midfielder Sass Seaborn scored an impressive long-range goal with the game just three minutes old.

Former Emerging Jets player Kally Lewis scored from a close range to extend the lead to 2-0 with around 10 minutes left in the first half.

South Wallsend had the chance to close the gap to one goal going to the break but Maddy Searl’s one-on-one with Warners Bay goalkeeper Niki Deiter went begging.

Searl’s shot was one of just two clear chances in front of goal the visitors had in the match. Gemma Pearce stepped up to take a spot kick in the second half after Laynee Field was felled in the box but Pearce’s shot was parried away by Dieter.

The score was 3-0 in favour of the hosts at that time after Newcastle Jets player Adriana Jones had beaten South Wallsend shot-stopper Faith Lewis in a one-on-one situation and slotted into an open goal in the 58th minute.

It was Jones again in the thick of the action when she beat back-up goalkeeper Amelia Singler to the ball in the 80th minute and Cassidy Davis pounced on the pass and tapped into an open goal from close range.

Jones completed a match double in the 85th minute when she again beat Singler and buried the ball into the back of the net from just inside the 18-yard box.

Warners Bay dominated possession and showed a stronger desire for the ball than South Wallsend yesterday. They played a slick style of football and mobilised quickly on the counter-attack.

Warners Bay coach Leon Davis was pleased with the performance and the amount of chances they continue to create but said “our ratio of execution is still poor”.

South Wallsend player-coach Elyce Bates said her side were “not showing enough ticker” and needed to improve their desire for the ball in this weekend’s clash with Thornton.


Thornton v Wallsend

At Thornton Park

The clash at Thornton Park was called off in the 31st minute due to torrential rain. Wallsend led 4-0 at the time but the game may have to be replayed and Red Devils coach Marc Hingston said they would wait to hear what decision Northern NSW Football made regarding the outcome of the match

Jenna Kingsley had scored a brace and Libby Copus-Brown and Sophie O’Brien both found the back of the net before the game was abandoned.

Hingston described his side’s short performance as “the best 20-25 minutes we’ve played this season” and was encouraged by the showing ahead of their match-up with defending champions Merewether this weekend.


Adamstown v Mid North Coast

At Adamstown No.2 Oval

This match was postponed due to inclement weather.


Merewether had the bye


Herald WPL Points table: Adamstown 13, Merewether 12, Wallsend 8, Warners Bay 7, Thornton 3, Mid North Coast 1, South Wallsend 1.


Age results for Herald WPL Rd 6:

18s: Wallsend beat Thornton 3-2; Warners Bay drew 0-0 with South Wallsend; Adamstown drew 1-1 with Mid North Coast.

16s: Adamstown beat Mid North Coast 1-0; Warners Bay beat South Wallsend 2-0; Thornton defeated Wallsend 5-1.

14s: Wallsend beat Thornton 3-2; Warners Bay beat South Wallsend 3-1; Mid North Coast defeated Adamstown 3-1.

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