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Collapse Issue 475 - 05 Aug 2019Issue 475 - 05 Aug 2019
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Service NSW opens shop in Woy Woy
Pollutant trap installation delayed by asbestos find
Environment groups call for ban on polystyrene filling
Patonga hotel sold for a second time in 12 months
'Planned retreat' not understood, says residents' group
Efforts to have Half Tide Rocks walking track restored
Council adopts flying fox management strategy
Council defers consideration of draft consolidated plan
Country club seeks permission to build covered area
Government 'too slow' with roadworks, says Chamber
Gabby Greyem honoured with Paul Harris Fellowship
Ettalong businesses asked to join in Red Carpet Day
Peninsula to host Mardi Gras in October
Chamber seeks sponsors for Oyster Festival
Volunteers help with planting on National Tree Day
Community group opposes 5G proposal for Empire Bay
Contribution of outgoing president acknowledged
Association pays respects to former member
Euchre club donates to school
More than 200 people attend Naidoc celebration
Collection bin installed for animal rescue
New exchange student for Rotary club
Pearl producer expands into Hawkesbury River
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Outdated Council engineering symptom of failed merger
Where have ducklings gone?
The future
Roads not keeping pace with population increase
Will councillors join our fight for our community?
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Pharmacy introduces medication packing robot
Anniversaries celebrated
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Little Theatre opens third play for the year
Choir to raise funds for brain cancer
Interest sought in folk music group
Contribution to folk music recognised with award
Umina artist features in internet video
Support wanted for charity ball
Trio brings Scottish music to Woy Woy
Art competition held this month
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Sophie wins scholarship for ANU
Kindergarten students celebrate 100 days
Mental health program for Year 9 students
Selected for Central Coast school showcase
Improvements made over school holidays
Make-over for library garden
Students graduate from Top Blokes program
School competes for garden set
Staff learn about effects of video games
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Woy Woy suffers 133-nil rugby union defeat
Southern and Ettalong United pull further ahead
Peninsula Ducks seek softball players
Stridsman wins women's Thailand Open
Annabelle sells sweets to compete in Global Games
Surf club completes IRB competition with medals
Roberts wins third consecutive bowls singles title
Soccer club raises money for new clubhouse
Goodman retains record in super bantamweight
Basketball back at leisure centre
Charity bowlers raise $650
Ken wins first major singles title
League champion soccer teams
Thirsty Thursday bowls group celebrates

Southern and Ettalong United pull further ahead

Round 15 of Central Coast Football's women's soccer league saw Southern and Ettalong United pull further ahead from the top four.

Meanwhile, Umina United suffered a defeat against Woongarrah.

Ettalong obliterated Kariong United in their fixture, trampling them to a 10-1 victory.

After taking over the lead in the Women's League with their Round 14 win over Toukley, Ettalong looked to extend their lead when they headed to Kariong to face wooden spooners Kariong United.

Determined to start the match on the front foot, the visitors found the net in the second minute after Tahlor Thackray buried a free-kick to give her side an early lead.

Within 15 minutes Southern had added another two, with both coming from the boot of Elaine Delaney, her fifth and sixth goals of the season.

Kariong responded to the early onslaught as Sophie Trengrove capitalised on a defensive error to open the scoring for the home side.

However, Ettalong quickly added to their tally, with Emma Woodger and Alana Currie finding the net within two minutes of each other to extend the lead to 5-1.

After opening the first-half scoring, Thackray scored the last goal of the first half to see the visitors into the break with a commanding 6-1 lead.

The visitors struggled to find the net in the early exchanges of the second half, wasting a number of good goal scoring opportunities.

However, Emma Woodger was able to find the net for a second time, before Thackray added another two just after the hour mark to put the result well and truly beyond doubt.

Thackray's four goals were enough to see her return to the top of the Golden Boot standings as she moved to 18 for the season.

Letisha Waddell then rounded off an emphatic performance with the 10th and final goal for the visitors in the74th minute as her side opened up a six-point gap between themselves and Gosford City in second position of the ladder.

The opportunity to move into second place on the Women's League table awaited Umina as they made the trip north to face Woongarrah at Hamlyn Terrace.

One loss in their last seven matches saw the visitors enter the match confident of securing a result.

A significantly depleted squad meant that a majority of the starting 11 in first grade had already seen game time in the preceding reserve grade fixture.

Umina managed to take the lead in the first half after striker Kate Styles scored her 13th of the season, a 1-0 lead that they carried through to the halftime break.

It became evident in the second half that Umina were struggling to keep up with the demands of two premier league level matches of football.

However, they continued to hold firm.

Midway through the second half, Lucy Pratt scored for Woongarrah to bring the sides level and set up an intriguing final 20 minutes to the match.

Sadly for Umina they eventually ran out of legs and Emma Hurley scored the winner for the home side in the dying minutes to wrap up Woongarrah's fourth victory of the season.

Umina coach Mr Steve Donaldson felt his side deserved something from the match, especially given the circumstances.

"To lead for a large part of the game and to lose the game in the final minutes, having played the same 16 players in reserve grade, is so unrewarding.

"We had just run out of legs by the 170th minute and it was evident due to the goal," he said.

The loss sees Umina slip into fourth position ahead of their big clash with third placed Kanwal in Round 16.

Ettalong will face fifth placed Terrigal United in their Round 16 clash.

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