Round 3 Women’s State Premier League wrap
Report by James Mooney
NTC 2 (Zoe Whittal, Emma Leaning)
Northern Redbacks 9 (Jacqueline Nellany 4, Leigh Kelly, Carol Howes, Steph Grant, Lauren Riley, Clare Dunn)
@ Celebration Park
A four-goal haul from striker Jacqueline Nellany led the Northern Redbacks to a 9-2 Victory over the National Training Center.
In the first half Nellany showed her class finding herself in the right position at the right time to slot home her first goal.
Capitalising on defensive mistakes by NTC Nellany was able to double her total.
Going into half time the score was 4-1.
NTC coach Nicola Williams gave credit to her side early on, however the final stages of the game saw fitness became NTC’s downfall.
Redbacks coach Tim Hodgson continues to set the bar high for his squad despite the 9-2 drubbing.
Hodgson described the game on the whole as flat and believes the Redbacks still have much to improve on.
Next week NTC will face in form Beckenham Angels while the Redbcks travel to Queens Park.
@ Grindleford Reserve
UWA- Nedlands and Balcatta were forced to grind out a 0-0 draw despite several chances form both sides.
UWA Coach Conrad McKelvie praised his squad’s efforts after being dominated in the first half.
Balcatta were in control for the first twenty minutes of the game with a majority of the possession but were unable to capitalize.
In the second half UWA began to find their feet, however squandered multiple chances in front of goal, with Katie Schubert sending in cross after cross.
East Fremantle SC 3 (Branwin Morgan, Tegan Wright, Laura Prescott)
Queens Park 2 (Opal Wright 2)
@ Wauhop Park
A strong first half from East Fremantle guided them to a 3-2 victory over Queens Park.
A missed penalty by Queens Park in the opening 20 seconds of the first half set their trend for the game.
East Fremantle made the first half their own scoring all three goals in the half.
A strong midfield effort was key in setting up Branwin Morgan’s goal.
An East Fremantle corner caused a scramble in Queens Park’s 18-yard box and Tegan Wright was able to slot her shot through the crowd.
A solo effort from Laura Prescott from midfield found her in a position to shoot across goal and score the winner.
Opal Wright’s brace was a positive taken out of the game for Queens as she continued her goal scoring form.
Queens Park continue to seek their first win of the season off the back of a strong pre-season.
Next week East Fremantle travel to UWA while Queens will have to deal with the in-form Northern Redbacks at Coker Park.