Rescheduled Match Update
Adamstown 1 (Lauren Allen) drew Merewether 1 (Sophie Jones).
Played last night at Myamblah Oval
Adamstown and Merewether remain locked at the top of the Herald Women’s Premier League ladder after a one-all draw in their rescheduled match last night.
The two sides moved to 32 points but Adamstown hold top spot with a superior goal difference.
The match was locked 0-0 at the break last night but Rosebud broke the deadlock midway through the second half before Merewether found the equaliser in the dying stages.
Adamstown coach John Jiggins described the result as “probably a fair result in the end”.
“We dominated in patches and they dominated in patches and it could have gone either way,” Jiggins said.
Adamstown will be without several players when they back up to play Mid North Coast this Sunday in another rescheduled washed-out match.
Kate Lindsay remains out through injury and Mikaela Howell is also in doubt with a calf complaint. Clare Cummings and Taylor Kelly are both unavailable.
Merewether have the weekend off but play Warners Bay next Wednesday night before their Round 17 clash with Thornton and another rescheduled fixture the following Wednesday night (July 15) against South Wallsend.
Wallsend 4 (Casey Lee Smith 2, Laura Attwood, Shanae Stengord) defeated South Wallsend 1 (Gabby Deacon). Half-time: South Wallsend led 1-0.
Played last night at Wallsend Oval.
Wallsend breathed life back into their semi-final hopes with a come-from-behind 4-1 victory over South Wallsend last night.
The win was Wallsend’s first since beating Warners Bay in Round 9 and lifted them off the bottom of the table and into sixth position.
Captain and stand-in coach Keely Gawthrop felt “a lot of relief” after the win and hoped it could prove the catalyst for a strong finish to their season.
“It was a pretty even first half,” Gawthrop said. “We came out firing from half-time – we knew we couldn’t afford to lose and we stayed hungry for the ball and everyone worked hard for each other.”
Wallsend are just four points adrift of fourth-placed South Wallsend now and remain in a five-way tussle for the final semi-finals spot.
South Wallsend coach Marc Hingston was understandably disappointed his side were unable to capitalise on a 1-0 half-time lead and further consolidate fourth place with a win.
“We seem to be either quite good or absolutely terrible and in the first half we were good but then we were terrible in the second half,” Hingston said.
“It’s disappointing because effort and enthusiasm is what we pride ourselves on.”
It was not the first time this season South Wallsend have forfeited the lead and gone on to lose the match and Hingston conceded they had “shot ourselves in the foot a few times”.
The game was not even ten minutes old when the visitors took the lead last night through Gabby Deacon but Casey Lee Smith scored a second-half double and Laura Attwood and Shanae Stengord both got on the scoresheet to give Wallsend the win.
Both sides now have the weekend off.
Points table: Adamstown 32, Merewether 32, Valentine 28, South Wallsend 16, Mid North Coast 14, Wallsend 12, Thornton 12, Warners Bay 11.
Rescheduled Round 11 match:
Adamstown v Mid North Coast
Sunday, July 5 at Adamstown No.3
1st Grade Kick off: 3pm