NPL Wrap: Women win & Men draw

The Central Coast Mariners Academy Women continued their winning streak with a 2-1 win over SD Raiders whilst the men were unlucky not to grab all three points in a 1-1 draw with Rydalmere.

Central Coast Mariners Academy Women 2 (Wise 1’ & 50’) SD Raiders 1

Dan Barrett’s Women’s Academy side continued their winning ways against a strong SD Raiders side on Sunday at Pluim Park. The girls were off to the perfect start when Danielle Wise scored in the first minute of play to give her side an early lead.

The Mariners Academy doubled their advantage after the break as Wise scored again to secure her brace and give her some breathing space. Despite dominating, SD Raiders were able to snatch a goal back from a free kick in the 85th minute – making Wise’s brace all the more important.

After two wins and a wash out, the three points puts them third on the NPL 2 ladder as they look ahead to next week’s game against Nepean FC.

Earlier Results:

  • U14s LOST 10-0
  • U15s WON 2-0
  • U17s WON 2-0
  • Reserve Grade WON 3-1

Central Coast Mariners Academy 1 (Hall 60’) Rydalmere Lions 1

The men were unlucky not to grab the victory in Sunday’s game against Rydalmere Lions, also at Pluim Park.

Despite a strong showing in the first half, the boys in Yellow & Navy were unable to capitalise. Jordan Smylie boasted the best of the chances but narrowly missed the back of the net with a couple of chances that would have capped off their solid start.

During the second half, Daniel Hall found himself on the end of a great delivery by Peter Kekeris to give his side a 1-0 lead in the 60th minute. The hard work from Ray Junna’s Mariners finally delivered a goal.

Unfortunately, for the Mariners, Rydalmere snatched a point in the 83rd minute after Jalloh scored off a long throw in.

The Men’s Academy now face a North Shore Mariners side who currently sit 5th on the NPL 2 table. The result sees both the men and women remain undefeated in this early stage of the competition.

Earlier Results

  • U18s LOST 2-0
  • U20s WON 3-2