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Fuel tanks to be replaced to remediate contamination
Council is 'more bureaucratic and less attentive'
Concrete burrows installed for penguin colony
Village resident celebrates 100th birthday
Tesch to continue to campaign for palliative care
Hamper donated to celebrate birthday
Community halls 'not commercial entities'
Peta Colebatch steps down after eight years
Three receive Queens Birthday honours
Small buses not suitable for Phegans Bay, residents told
Marquart attends fewest briefings of ward councillors
Application to construct new warehouse
Submissions to close on proposal next to St Luke's
'No tender' for Correa Bay boat ramp
Two local councillors claim no expenses
Water rates to drop from July
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Councillors give themselves a pay rise
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Sea Shepherd to clean Umina Beach
Chamber president welcomes Farnell Rd approval
Geoff Melville steps back from a lifetime of service
Rotary club hears about youth cottage
Bill would prohibit Woy Woy cash loan machine
Residents with stormwater issues invited to tell council
Italian theme day
Special lunch for volunteers at restaurant
Trainee named as finalist
Papua New Guinea lunch at CWA
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Have efficiency and economies occurred?
Could some councillors up their work rate?
Living next to a weekend party house
Loud minority of older people take selfish attitude
Democratic representatives or government tools?
Decline in non-compliance is deemed to be acceptable
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Defibrillators for Wagstaffe and Killcare
Memory walk for dementia body
Fundraising barbecue
Physiotherapist is outstanding employee finalist
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Winners of music scholarship announced
Folk club puts on two events
Bays art show is planned for July
Colouring competition for aged care residents
Artist launches art classes for adults
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Pretty Beach principal retires
Pacific island group at risk of collapse
Breakfast club to be extended
Three teams in cheer and dance finals
Arts students camp at Cockatoo Island
School reviews both winter and summer uniforms
First debates in debating challenge
Uniform shop seeks donations
Support unit students enjoy arboretum
New lambs at Umina campus
Rotary Club hears about mentoring program
Grant to install bush tucker garden and dreaming trail
Ettalong students take part in simultaneous storytime
Year 2 students visit zoo
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Under-15s captain celebrates 150 games
Southern and Ettalong loses top spot on women's ladder
Woy Woy defeated by Hornsby in rugby union
Gold medal in vision-impaired games
Selected for junior squad
Soccer camp to be held in Woy Woy
Celebrating 50 years of Buckworth Shield
Basketball returns
Volunteers honoured

Southern and Ettalong loses top spot on women's ladder

Southern and Ettalong United's women's soccer club has lost top spot on Central Coast Football's Women's Premier League ladder to Kanwal.

Southern and Ettalong United had been leading the competition for the first six rounds, but when it recorded a one-all draw against Terrigal in Round 7, Kanwal was able to edge ahead of them by a single point, a feat the northern club repeated in Round 8.

Southern and Ettalong United went into their Round 8 fixture against Gosford City hungry to reclaim their spot as the ladder leaders.

Billed as the match of the round by Central Coast Football, Southern and Ettalong United didn't disappoint.

"Southern started the match with serious intent, threatening on a number of occasions throughout the opening 10 minutes without finding the net, however, their lead was established in the 15th minute," said Central Coast Football's digital content coordinator Mr Lachlan Herd.

"From a direct free-kick, WPL top scorer Tahlor Thackray squared the ball to an unmarked Natalie Waddell who found the back of the net from the best part of 20-25 metres out.

"After conceding early, Gosford managed to get a foothold back in the game as they created a number of scoring opportunities themselves as the first half wore on.

"However, the Lions defensive set-up coupled with a number of quality saves from keeper Bec Arnfield meant the score remained 1-0 at the break.

"Gosford City knew they had to come out in the second half in search of a goal that would see them back into the contest, but in doing so they would leave themselves open to the counterattack.

"Although looking threatening in the early stages of the second half, the Dragons continued to struggle to find a way past the Southern defensive set up, and after 65 minutes they conceded a second, with Thackray getting on the scoresheet for her 10th goal of the season," Mr Herd said.

"After being played through on goal, Thackray showed great awareness to chip an advancing Gosford City goalkeeper to all but seal the three points for her side.

"Some 10 minutes later she would have the opportunity to put the match to bed after Emma Woodger was judged to have been fouled in the penalty area, with Thackray stepping up and converting the penalty for her second and Ettalong's third to secure the win," Mr Herd said.

Despite the result, a win to Kanwal over the Kincumber Roos sees Southern and Ettalong United still a point behind moving into Round 9.

Umina United tied one all in their Round 8 fixture against Toukley.

"Third placed Umina welcomed eighth placed Toukley to Umina Oval as they looked to close the gap to the top two sides on the WPL ladder," Mr Herd said.

"After a tough 4-1 defeat to Kanwal in Round 7, Umina were desperate to return to winning ways.

"Toukley, on the other hand, headed into this match on the back of a 7-0 victory over Kariong United, their first victory of the season.

"They didn't start this match like a side that had only won one game this season, as they continuously applied pressure to the Umina defensive unit, denied a goal by both the woodwork and some brilliant saves from Umina keeper Sam Fulwood.

"Despite a substantial number of opportunities, Toukley were unable to find the lead as the teams were locked at 0-0 heading into half time.

"As the sides emerged for the second half it was apparent that Umina were more up for the match than they had been in the first half.

"However, a defensive mix up saw them gift Toukley the opening goal after 50 minutes, with Lily Williams finding the net for the Gunners.

"Umina did manage a rather quick reply, as Hayley Fulwood grabbed a goal back to restore parity, setting the match up for an exciting finish.

"Both sides pushed for a winner and the Eagles probably would have found one were it not for a great save from Toukley keeper Chloe Payne with only five minutes to play.

"The save proved crucial as Toukley held on for a hard-earned point in what was their fifth draw of the season," Mr Herd said.

The result sees Umina maintain their grip on third moving into Round 9.

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