WPL Match Reports Round 2 V South Wallsend

March 22nd, 2016

Match Report
Sunday 20th March 2016
FMNC 2 South Wallsend 2

This great match started with both sides playing strongly with strong defense by both teams until FMNC scored a goal midway through the half.

In particular our captain of the day Layni Fens and Coach’s player of the week Jess Jobson were far too strong and fast for the opposition’s strikers.

The next 20 minutes saw our front three, Indi Simon, Mona Walker and Emmeline Pepper terrorizing the opposition as FMNC were camped in front of South Wallsend’s goals with three disallowed goals and multiple near misses resulting in a 1-0 half-time outcome.

The 2nd half saw a resurgent South Wallsend who caught us napping with two quick goals. Our midfield then responded, with great work from Alyce Morn, Kayley Roberts and Nelly Barnett, leading to a superb long-range goal from Indi.

FMNC learned about the need to focus for the entire match and the necessity to play a possession-based game. South Wallsend were terrific and we will see more good games this season.

– Report by Coach Dean Pepper

Football Mid North Coast’s Women’s Premier League teams are sponsored by John Patrick Isuzu Ute


Match Report
Sunday 20th March 2016
FMNC  3 South Wallsend 1

On Sunday saw round two of Women’s Premier League hosted by Football Mid North Coast at Wauchope.

After both sides had wins in round one, both teams were keen to get the points.

FMNC started from the kick off with a great ball from Kiara Bartley to Val Bungie-Beard in open space to just miss the right corner for a perfect start.

FMNC again were very patient and moved the ball from one side of the park to the other, both Lauren Brown and Rubi Grass controlled the play from the back and giving us the structure we needed to play out.

FMNC created a number of opportunities but failed to capitalize and turn into points, both Abby Whitton and Bungie-Beard terrorized South Wallsend’s back four.

In the 20th min came FMNC’s first goal with a great build up from Bartley and Brown then a well weighted ball from Brown to put Bungie–Beard into space and cross a fantastic ball to Whitton to score first time in bottom corner 1-0.

South Wallsend bounced straight back with a mix up at the back and a goal against the play to even up scores 1-1. FMNC raids on South Wallsend goal continued and we witnessed a great hit from Brown from outside the box to take the score to 2-1 at halftime.

The second half was no different to the first, FMNC continued to control the game through the midfield with Mel Martin working really hard in defence with Tahlia Holborow and Georgia Creswick solid at the back shutting down any South Wallsend raids.

FMNC’s third goal came from again a great ball to Jenna Doyle to play the ball to Bungie–Beard to take the final score to 3-1.

FMNC Girls were again great in possession, just keeping the ball and breaking down opposition, Shari Lawrence was again solid at keeper, a big thank you to the u14s Rosie Newman, Em Pepper and Layni Fens who all played big parts in the win.

Player’s Player was Jenna Doyle and Val Bungie-Beard and Coaches award went to Abby Whitton.

Next week see FMNC take on Wallsend in Newcastle

– Report by Coach Rod Bartley

Football Mid North Coast’s Women’s Premier League teams are sponsored by John Patrick Isuzu Ute


Match Report
Sunday 20th March 2016
FMNC 0 South Wallsend 6

Wow the 18’s come back to earth with a thud!

Our 18’s squad went through the season last year undefeated other than the Grand Final and with a great win last week against Thornton they where banking on a two out two start for the 2016 season at home against South Wallsend.

Well South Wallsend gave us a lesson in football, they dominated the game from the get go and unfortunately we did not know how to respond.

The game finished 6 nil and there are not a lot of positives to write about other than at the end of the game we had a good talk about what went on and as I left the girls I could hear them talking about the game and saying as a group they need to all get to training and start again.

This was good to hear the girls thinking this way and taking some ownership for what went on throughout the game and what they feel needs to happen to move forward from here.

I have no doubt we will see a collective improvement next game. Player’s player went to Taylah Maxwell & Emily Newett and Coaches Award Kaitlin Reeman.

– Report by Coach Matt Baker

Football Mid North Coast’s Women’s Premier League teams are sponsored by John Patrick Isuzu Ute


Match Report
Sunday 20th March 2016
1st Grade
FMNC 3 South Wallsend 3
Fairmont Gardens

All six goals came in an exciting second half of a see-sawing affair at Fairmont Gardens yesterday.

South Wallsend’s preparation sustained a blow when they lost W-league player Hannah Brewer and experienced goalkeeper Connie Osborn midweek. Brewer is playing in Sydney and Osborn will not play on this season due to work commitments.

“We had the bare minimum today,” South Wallsend player-coach Elyce Bates said. “We had three 18s who had to play a full game. To be honest, I thought we could’ve come away with the game, we just had a few defensive errors.
But I think we showed a lot of character today and we pushed right until the end. And the young ones who stepped up today played awesome.”

The game was locked at 0-0 at the break but when play resumed both sides were fired up in attack.

Maddy Searl released Austin into space and Austin beat several players before slotting a goal early in the second period. Mid North Coast wasted little time before hitting back with two quick goals – Jannah Gillet opened the scoring then Bianca Mason also got on the team sheet.

Austin put the game back on level terms at 2-2 by completing a match double when she scored after some good build-up play.
Mason extended the hosts’ lead to 3-2 when she made the most of a defensive lapse late in the game before Sarah Moore, promoted from South Wallsend’s 18s, equalised with a well-struck shot from the edge of the 18-yard box.

Mid North Coast Matt Baker was pleased with an improved showing from his side. “I thought our girls really took it to them today,” Baker said post-match. We had chances and missed a couple, but they had chances too. At least we were creating the chances. The whole squad really picked up and I think we definitely did play a lot quicker game.”

South Wallsend player Gabbie Deacon suffered a suspected broken collarbone.


Football Mid North Coast’s Women’s Premier League teams are sponsored by John Patrick Isuzu Ute

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