Despite the wet and miserable weather over the weekend, there was plenty of hot competition in the women’s premier league matches.
Moss Vale Red remains at the top of the ladder after an 11-0 win over Mittagong Yellow.
Coach Bill Smillie said by the start of the game the weather wasn’t too bad and it was a “complete team performance” from his side.
Moss Vale showed why it will again be title contenders, scoring goals from all over the park.
“We scored possession goals, counterattack goals and we scored on the left, the right and through the centre,” Smillie said.
Olivia Blanch scored five goals for Moss Vale and Allison Pugh scored two while Isabella Iliani, Amy Fitzgerald and Jessica Orchard also found the back of the net.
Yellow team manager Jacqui Ashbolt said it was a tough match for the Mittagong side against a quality opposition.
“They’re very young but very eager to learn and improve,” she said.
“They’re really starting to come together as a team and they have a great attitude, especially when they come up against harder teams. They keep their heads up and play well.”
The Mittagong Green side enjoyed more success with a 2-1 victory over Moss Vale Black.
The side welcomed back Claudia Novati from injury, who scored one of the side’s goals, along with Olivia Harrington.
Team manager Ashbolt said in difficult conditions, the side produced a strong defensive effort to limit Moss Vale’s scoring opportunities.
“We dominated up the front and had fantastic passing in the midfield,” she said.
While Moss Vale Black are a young team, Ashbolt said they too put in a good performance.
“We were lucky to come away with a 2-1 win. Moss Vale Black are such a young team. I think they’re doing remarkably well.”
Bowral and Hill Top fought out a 0-0 draw at David Wood Playing Field on Saturday.
Hill Top coach John Parsons said he was disappointed with the result.
“We didn’t play well. Bowral hassled us well but we didn’t take the chances we created,” he said.
Despite a poor performance, Parsons said he was pleased with the defence with the Kookaburras keeping a clean sheet.
“We’ll work on a few things at training and we look forward to getting back on the paddock this weekend.”
Despite a 1-0 loss for Yerrinbool-Bargo against Moss Vale White, Bushrangers coach Helga Fietz said it was the team’s best performance this year.
“Everyone played well. They got their passes in and did what I asked them to do,” she said.
“[I was pleased with] the overall performance. They never gave up and the whole team did well.”
In an all Robertson affair, the Maroon team claimed a 4-0 victory over the Gold side.