Round 18 Bankwest Women’s State Premier League wrap
Monday, September 03, 2012
A wrap on the weekend’s results.
From Report by James Mooney footballwest.com.au
Queens Park 0 Northern Redbacks 0 @ Coker Park
Queens Park’s late season surge has earned them a gruelling 0-0 draw with the Northern Redbacks.
The game was a preview of next week’s Bankwest Women’s Cup semi final and now the Redbacks will be out for revenge after their league chances were severely dented by this stalemate.
Queens Park have come into the end of this season with good form and will go for broke into the cup final, with all signs point to a competitive battle.
Another stellar performance from Nicole Campbell along with solid defending from Jessie Backshall played a huge role in holding out the Redbacks.
The result is an example of how competitive this level of women’s football is, as what was expected to be a win for the Redbacks ended in a hard fought draw.
Beckenham Angels 5 (Danielle Calautti 2, Lindsey Jobling, Kirby Larsen, Katarina Jukic)
FW NTC 17’s 3 @ Mills Park
Beckenham Angels recorded a 5-3 win over FW NTC 17’s yesterday at Mills Park.
Beckenham scored three goals in the first half, leaving the NTC to play catch up.
Beckenham found another goal early on in the second half as the game looked all but over.
The NTC soon found three unanswered goals to send out a scare to Beckenham, however Katarina Jukic found the back of the net to seal the result for the Angels.
Credit should go to the NTC’s player development over the season to be able to play as they did against the league benchmark.
Beckenham will go into the semi final against UWA-Nedlands on Sunday, while the NTC’s next game will be with Queens Park.
UWA-Nedlands 5 (Kathryn Schubert 3, Amber Roberts 2)
East Fremantle 0 @ UWA Sports Park
UWA-Nedlands defeated East Fremantle 5-0 yesterday at UWA Sports Park.
UWA had majority control of the game with Kathryn Schubert bagging a hat-trick on the back of her recent good form.
Aishling Jennings has come back into the team and the striker who would usually slot right into the squad now has to compete with Schubert, a good problem for coach Conrad McKelvie.
Amber Roberts’ brace was a handy reminder that UWA have a strike force that can do damage given the opportunity.
UWA, Queens Park and Balcatta are all in the mix at the top end of the table, as each point is essential in finishing as high up the table as possible.
UWA will be hoping to take their good form into next Sunday’s cup semi final against Beckenham Angels, and although Beckenham will be favourites, UWA are no pushovers with their striker in fine form.
It will be a challenging end to the season for UWA, as they take on the two ladder leaders Northern Redbacks and Beckenham Angels in the coming weeks.
Balcatta had the bye this weekend.