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Match Report (WPL Round 5): UNSW FC v Sutherland

By , May 5, 2015 19:46

UNSW FC v Sutherland
Seymour Shaw Oval, Sunday 3rd May 2015


The U/13’s produced another encouraging performance on the freshly laid artificial grass at Seymour Shaw on Sunday. The girls moved in to their stride early and produced some of their best combination play of the season to move the ball into their opponents defensive third and pushed for an opening goal. Just before half time Sutherland poached an opportunist goal to go to the sheds with their noses in front. To the young Lions credit they carried their first half momentum into the second half and kept striving to control possession and create the opening to pull back a goal.

Despite their hard work and endeavour the Lions could not grab what would have been a deserved equalizer, but they should take great heart from their performance against an opponent who dominated last season’s competition.

Final Score 0-1, Half time 0-1


The UNSW FC U/15’s started with a bang piecing together good possession and then springing their best move of the season so far, playing the ball through the middle third before Lara Joffe and Jacquie Hoffbauer combined to provide Gabbie McAlpine with an opportunity on the right side of the penalty square which she took with some style to put the visitors ahead. The momentum of the game then subtly changed as UNSW struggled to maintain their early weight of possession at stages but still managing to exert enough pressure to go close to extending their lead. Sutherland continued to exert increasing pressure as UNSW could not find the security of possession that had characterised their start to the game. This pressure eventually told with the home side grabbing the leveller just before half time. Sutherland took this chance and never really allowed UNSW back into the contest running away with 3 second half goals.

Final Score 1-4, Half time 1-1


Coming off two tough matches the 17’s lined up against the ladder topping Sutherland. A spate of injuries had necessitated Jess Graham and Daisy King stepping up from the U/15’s to help out our 17’s once again. Pleasingly the girls started well and they looked to play positively and use possession where possible. As a result they were able to craft several attacking moves and then also transition back into defence when necessary. After a high tempo first half both ledgers remained empty although UNSW had probed for the opener and Tiana Milisavljevic had pulled off a superb one on one save to keep her net safe.

The second half saw the home team step up the pressure, but to the Lions credit they really knuckled down to the hard graft of surviving on highly contested possession often in their own defensive third. Having worked so hard collectively UNSW began finding avenues through the Sutherland midfield in the last 15 minutes and in the end were pushing for the winner right to the final whistle.

A very strong collective performance, but acknowledgment to Tiana who is growing in confidence each week, and big thanks to Jess and Daisy who played big games for us.

Final Score 0-0, Half time 0-0

Reserve Grade

In a very tightly contested affair a single second half goal was enough for the home team to grab 3 points. UNSW knitted together some good possession play and created several openings were unable to seize their opportunities. Sutherland was not so forgiving and took advantage of some momentary lapses to steal the decisive goal. UNSW will reflect on a match in which they looked to be on the verge of tasking over at several times but could not land the knockout blow.

Final Score 0-1, Half time 0-0

First Grade

In keeping with pattern of the day, First Grade engaged in a closely fought arm wrestle of a match in which the home team marginally shaded possession over the course of the 90 minutes. Sutherland had thumped Inter on their home track the previous week so the visitors knew they would be facing a buoyant outfit. Sutherland showed the pace and flair on show against Inter but UNSW were shoring up the crucial areas of the pitch and springing their own tricks at the opposite end. In such a tight game it always looked that split seconds would decide the game. Such a moment arrived in the later stages of the first half when Sutherland seized their moment and grabbed an important lead. UNSW strived to pull back the lead and were centimetres away from their goal without being able to crack the puzzle. A second home goal arrived as UNSW were pushing and pushing for the equalizer they craved.

A strong performance and one we will learn from.

Final Score 0-2, Half time 0-1

WPL Score Opposition Form
First Grade 0 – 2 Sutherland L L L W L
Reserve 0 – 1 Sutherland W L L W L
U17 0 – 0 Sutherland D W L L D
U15 1 – 4 Sutherland D L L L D
U13 0 – 1 Sutherland L L L L L

Women’s EUGs trials postponed until Wednesday 13th May.

By , May 5, 2015 18:07

UPDATE: Women’s EUGs Football Trials have been postponed until Wednesday 13th May at 7pm.
Men’s trials will still take place tomorrow, Wednesday 6th May at 5pm.

Eastern University Games (EUGs) trials held this Wednesday 6th May.

By , May 5, 2015 14:15

Eastern University Games (EUGs) football trials will be held tomorrow night (Wednesday 6th May) at the David Phillips Sports Field in Daceyville.

Men’s trials begin at 5pm.
Women’s trials begin at 7pm.

If you have any questions contact Makenzie Russell at

Players wanted for UNSW FC (all levels).

By , May 1, 2015 14:17

UNSW FC have 12 men’s squads competing in the Eastern Suburbs Football Association competition from the highest level Men’s & Women’s Championship down to the more social but still highly competitive All Age 9. Our games are played on the David Phillips synthetic pitch so we rarely get rained out meaning we do get to train and play regardless of Sydney’s temperamental weather!

We are currently looking for any interested players who are still looking to find a club for season 2015.

Goalkeepers are wanted for our Men’s & Women Championship teams, and Men’s AA7 and AA8 squads.

Players of all levels are wanted for our several of our Saturday and Sunday teams. Defenders looked highly favourably upon.

Please email expressions of interest to Robbie,

MSL2: Come and support UNSW FC v Dunbar Rovers this weekend!

By , April 30, 2015 16:55

This Saturday afternoon, Hensley Athletic Field will play host to an incredible match up in the Men’s State League 2.

Dunbar Rovers are sitting undefeated at the top of the ladder in both U20 and First Grade, averaging 5 goals a game – but how will they fare against underdogs, UNSW FC, who have already taken points against last years premiers?

Come down and show your support for the black and gold! U20s kick off at 1pm followed by First Grade at 3pm.

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