Sunday 24th April 2016
Taree Zone Field
FMNC 2 def Warners Bay 1
We all left the ground on Sunday pleased that we came away with the win.
Despite dominating the game, we had a period in the second half where we let the opposition into the game, they rallied and applied significant pressure for the last 20 minutes.
Layni Fens earned a coaches award for constantly saving us with her speed in the backline and coolness under pressure. Nelly Barnett was dangerous playing wide, both from the 5 and 11 positions, with several great deliveries into our central players to create a number of chances. Caitlin had some work to do this game, some well-timed runs to foil attempts by the oppositions 9 to create a 1 on 1 chance. Credit goes to the Warners Bay keeper who was fantastic and saved her team on many occasions.
Some work to do this week though on getting our head up and playing the ball to feet or in front of our running players.
– Report by Dean Pepper, Coach
FMNC 2 Warners Bay 2
Sunday was round seven of Women’s Premier League hosted by Football Mid North Coast at Taree Zone field.
FMNC got off to a great start with a number of opportunities down both sides of the park with most of these starting from a solid build up from the back. FMNC were awarded a free kick just outside the box which saw Jenna Doyle step up and place a well-judged kick into the left corner, 1-0 FMNC.
The game continued to go from end to end with Warners Bay making a number of raids on goal but with great keeping from Shari Lawrence the score remained at 1-0.
Shortly after came FMNC’s second goal with some great pressing from our front three – this enabled Kiara Bartley to pounce on a Warners Bay mistake to take the score to 2-0 at halftime.
Warners Bay in the second half came out firing and pushed players forward and it wasn’t long before a great finish from their striker saw the score at 2-1. Warners Bay continued to push forward and seemed to get in behind our back line with ease, a defensive mistake from FMNC allowed Warners Bay to get their second to take the score to 2-2 with 10mins to go.
The game opened up and both sides had chances to win the game but with great keeping from both goal keepers the score remained at 2-2 at fulltime.
Player’s player and coach’s award went to keeper Shari Lawrence who had a fine game.
Next week FMNC travel to Thornton.
– Report by Rod Bartley
With many of our players out “Groovin the moo” we were once again reliant on the under 16s to step up and step up they did. Thank you to Meagan Smith, Valmarie Bungie-Beard, Melissa Martin, and Jenna Doyle, your continued support and enthusiasm is amazing.
All rounder Niki Bestwick donned the gloves as keeper and had a lot of work to do right from the offset of the game but with height definitely not on her side Warners Bay were able to slot a few high well placed balls past her.
FMNC battled hard but with our two Em’s still suffering injuries their experience and leadership was sorely missed. Two goals finally came our way with Eloise Pepper and Ashleigh Chambers both finding the back of the net.
Eloise received the player’s player award whilst Molly Gamblin received coach’s award for her solid effort and never give up approach to the game.
– Report by Kath Bestwick, WPL Coordinator