The weekly segment which takes you through what our players are doing during the Westfield W-League and Foxtel National Youth League off-season.This allows you to follow how our players are performing for their NPL and overseas clubs while keeping you up-to-date with fixtures in case you’d like to go and watch them live.
Mens NPL 1
Anthony Schmidt played a full match for Marconi Stallions in their 3-0 loss against Blacktown Spartans. Schmidt played a great defensive game and at one stage managed to beat two players and cross the ball perfectly into the box, only for the volley to be saved.
The South Coast Wolves saw Thomas Manos in goals once more during their 0-0 match against Rockdale City Suns. Manos made a triple save and took a few crosses to claim his clean sheet.
Michael Trajkovski was out injured over the weekend with hopes that he will return for Sydney Olympic’s next match.
Jordan Koton was also out injured and missed out on his sides 3-2 victory over Bonnyrigg White Eagles.
Chloe O’Brien and Tia Gavin from Manly United defeated Central Coast 4-0 in a match that Gavin dominated. The forward scored three of the four goals in a commanding display.
FNSW Institute’s clash against North West Sydney Koalas a 1-0 win for FNSW with Demi Koulizakis and Lorena Bugden on the pitch for the defending champions. Helen Petinos had a few shots on target for Koalas but neither her efforts or that of teammates Hannah Beard, Jessica Seaman or Rhianna Pollicina could stop FNSW.
Michelle Carney, Caitlin Cooper and Jordan Baker’s Illawarra Flames lost 7-2 against North Shore Mariners.
Laura Donnelly and Macarthur Rams had a resounding 4-1 victory against Emerging Jets. Donnelly played well in defence, particluary with player screening, recovery runs and crucial tackles, and showed good patience on the ball.
Rachel Soutar and Jess Urquhart’s University of Sydney drew with Blacktown Spartans 1-1. It was an exciting match for Soutar who played in a variety of positions including left back for the first half and then winger in the second.
National Women’s Soccer League (USA)
Keelin Winters did not partake in Seattle Reign’s 3-2 loss against Chicago Red Stars.
Kendall Johnson played the full 90 minutes in midfield for Portland Thorns in their 1-0 win against Western New York Flash.
The South Coast Wolves and Thomas Manos will be playing on Thursday night at 8pm at WIN Stadium against Bonnyrigg White Eagles.
Sydney Olympic will be welcoming Marconi Stallions and Anthony Schmidt at 3pm on Sunday at Belmore Sports Ground. Michael Trajkovski hopes to be in action for the U20s at 1pm.
Sydney United U18s and Jordan Koton will be playing against APIA Leichhardt Tigers on Saturday at Sydney United Sports Centre at 7pm.
Rachel Soutar, Jess Urquhart and Trudy Burke next play against Emerging Jets on Sunday at 1.30pm at Sydney Olympic Park for Sydney University.
Chloe O’Brien and Tia Gavin from Manly United will be playing against North West Sydney Koalas and WSW teammates Hannah Beard, Helen Petinos, Jessica Seaman and Rihannon Pollicina on Sunday at 3pm at Cromer Park.
Demi Koulizakis and Lorena Bugden from Football NSW Institute will also be playing against WSW teammates Michelle Carney, Caitlin Cooper and Jordan Baker from the Illawara Stingrays. The match will be played at 3pm on Sunday at Valentine Sports Park.
Laura Donnelly and Macarthur Rams will be playing against Central Coast at 3pm on Sunday at Lynwood Park.
Keelin Winters and Seattle Reign will be playing against Kansas City away from home this Friday at 10am AEST with the game being streamed online.
Kendall Johnson and Portland Thorns will next be playing on Sunday at 10.30am AEST away from home against Chicago Red Stars.