Women's soccer teams leave opponents pointless
Both the Peninsula women's soccer teams contesting Central Coast Football's 2019 Women's Premier League Competition have kept their opponents pointless in their third round games.
Umina United put on a dominating display defeating Kariong United 7-nil.
"Umina United produced a killer performance to see them climb into second place on the league ladder after dispatching Kariong United 7-0 at Umina," said Central Coast Football's digital content coordinator Mr Lachlan Herd.
"In a performance that was sure to please coach Steven Donaldson, the Eagles shared the goals throughout the team, with four players getting on the scoresheet.
"Abbie Dickson, Kate Styles, and Hayley Fulwood each managed a brace, with Sabrina Zappavigna chiming in with a goal to complete the rout.
"The two goals each to Kate Styles and Hayley Fulwood see them into equal fifth place on the golden boot standings, taking their tally to three goals in as many matches," Herd said.
"We dominated the large part of the game, but credit to the Kariong squad who didn't stop the whole 90 minutes," Mr Donaldson said.
Southern and Ettalong United faced competition leaders East Gosford in their Round 3 bout and came away with a 3-nil victory.
"After an unbeaten start to their 2019 season the East Gosford Rams were going into this match red hot," Mr Herd said.
"However, it was Southern who began the brightest of the two sides, creating a few goal scoring opportunities early.
"Mid-way through the first half Southern found the breakthrough, as Alana Currie latched onto a perfectly weighted through ball to open the scoring with her first goal of the season.
"The sides entered the sheds at 1-0.
" Southern and Ettalong United certainly had the better opportunities and would have been disappointed not to have bagged a few more goals in the first half.
"The second half started much like the first, as Southern put the East Gosford side under significant pressure early.
"They managed to double their lead 10 minutes into the second period, as Tahlor Thackray finished well past East Gosford keeper Jess Dobis.
"Thackray then added her second of the match from a free kick about 25m from the post, as Southern raced into a 3-0 lead.
"The Rams put Southern under pressure over the remaining 10 minutes of the match but couldn't find the breakthrough as Southern held on for a big win, leaving them one point from the top of the table," Herd said.
It will be an all-Peninsula affair in Round 4 when Umina United and Southern and Ettalong United meet at James Browne Oval.
Media release, 30 Apr 2019
Lachlan Herd, Central Coast Football