Women's soccer teams successful
Both Southern and Ettalong United and Umina United soccer teams were successful in Round Three of the Central Coast Women's Football League on Sunday, July 19.
Southern and Ettalong defeated the East Gosford Rams at East Gosford, 4-2.
Umina United defeated Kariong United 7-1 at Umina.
Southern and Ettalong United and the Rams delivered a fast-paced and highly entertaining game with both teams creating clear and clever chances, according to Central Coast Football's digital content coordinator Ms Jess Zavolokin.
"An early error from the Southern side allowed East Gosford to weave past their defence and score.
"This was closely followed by another impressive shot from the Rams from just outside the box, catching the away team off-guard.
"Southern and Ettalong United were able to pick themselves up leading into the second half after a series of passes and shots approached their target.
"A goal rewarded their efforts just shy of the halftime whistle.
"The second half mirrored the intensity of the first half," said Ms Zavolokin.
"Southern scored three class goals in the final 15 minutes of the match.
"After starting one step behind the persistent Rams, Southern were able to blaze past the home side to finish impeccably and powerfully," she said.
Ms Zavolokin said Umina was faced with an even mightier and more competitive Kariong squad than the one they were presented with in the 2019 season.
"Despite a collection of attempts from the away-team, Umina were able to uphold their dominance and have primary possession for the majority of the game.
"The midfield battle proved to be very entertaining with attack-after-attack punctuating the entire game.
"In the second half, Kariong were able to score once, but were unable to execute anymore shots at the goals.
"Kariong's defence was the main decider, having been less agile then Umina's forwards who were craftily evading their opposition and playing direct to net seven goals in total."
Media release, 19 July 2020
Jess Zavolokin, Central Coast Football