Womens Premier League Preview - 1st October
Women’s Premier League Round Preview.
Well this round will see a top of the table clash which may give a point to both teams chances in probably the most interesting Women’s Premier League competition yet when first placed East’s 1 take on second placed West’s at the Tempe Velodrome. Cronulla coming off a hard fought win will take on the inform and no longer the ‘smokey’ Wallsend will be at Tempe as well be East’s 2 V Manly. While out at Bankstown, the battle of the west will pit Parramatta against Penrith and the south with the Devils taking on the pointers.
East’s 1 V West’s 7:00pm - Tempe 1.
This will be a great game with both team’s undefeated so far in this years Vawdon Cup. East’s are showing signs of the glory days while blooding a lot of youngsters during a period has hit them hard. The Magpies are within striking distance of East’s in second place on the ladder so this clash will be of interest to many in the League. Will the old school of Judd and Martin with the old stager Dom Squadrito at the helm be to much for the young guns of McHugh & Albury or will Milad’s girls take the cash? A win for either team will gain their team an advantage going into the final series. Find a seat early in the Velodrome for this game as it promises to be a cracker.
Parramatta V Penrith 7:00pm – Bankstown, Field 2
Is this the “Future Bowl”? Both teams are showing that they may well be the leaders of the pack in the years to come. However both are coming off last round losses and the Panthers need a victory to cement and hold the sixth spot on the ladder. Conversely the Eels will want to win this game to break into the top six or at least move even closer to that final spot in the top bracket of the Women’s Premier League. These are two of the new WPL teams for 2010 and will be looking for good performances from the their own stars, Quinlan, Peters & Nikua for the Panthers and Buckley, Cachia & Hummelstad for Parramatta to lead them to victory.
Taren Point V Wollongong 8:40pm – Bankstown, Field 4
Taren Point have had a tough draw during the early rounds playing and it wont get any easier this weekend when the Devils come to town. Wollongong have started a little slower than last year but have had close losses to both Wallsend & West’s and are now starting to warm to the competition. The Pointers will have their hands full with the talented young line up the Wollongong will put on the park. The Pointers are giving 100% every game and developing in their play each week, however the ‘gong girls’ will be to hot to handle. They are a team that should finish top 4 and if they are realistically they should be giving this competition a red hot go. Maybe they are going to peak at the business end of the season? I will be looking forward to young Australian Women’s Open rep Jess McCall taking on her older sister Carlie and father Mick who is in charge of Pointers WPL program. Keep an eye out for Dobby the Devil who is playing the house down at the moment.
Cronulla V Wallsend 9:30pm – Tempe, Field 2
The Sharkies would love to put two wins together and jump into the top six but I feel that the Wallsend girls are going to have to much fire power for the young shire lasses. Lambert, Jenkins, Pepper, Chippendale, Regal…the wolves have weapons all over the park. The Sharks showed glimpses of great play in last weeks game and no doubt the return of Jess Howe assisted in this. No doubt coach Bergin will be sweating on the fitness of her sister Bec to add further starch and strike power to the Sharkies line up. They certainly have oodles of talent in their youngsters and persistence against strong oppositions is going to show great rewards for baby Sharks. However the Wolves are talented, can the Sharks force an upset, doubtful but hey you never know. I do know both teams will be at the venue early to watch the Roosters Magpies clash, the Sharks to learn and the Wolves to cast an eye over a possible GF opponent as the girls from the hunter like their chances of making the big one!
East’s 2 V Manly 8:40pm Tempe, Field 2.
Manly are the disappointments so far this year and a far better team than the results indicate. The Seas Eagles have always proved difficult for top teams to get over but have not yet displayed that capability so far this competition that’s not to say it won’t come, but we are at loss to understand their loss of form. Certainly as individuals they have a talented group but at the moment something is missing and they will have to find their ‘mojo’ quickly. The young chooks on the other hand have been showing plenty of promise and are coming off a tough loss last week. Coach Hunt will be looking for the Roosters to bounce back against the Sea eagles. Very hard to pick here but I am gong to take the Eagles, they must be due for a form change. Hitch and Peattie will be setting the platform for the eagles, the rest of the team will need to get on board or the points will head back to Bondi.
Round 6 certainly is going to pose a lot of questions.....it will be the answers that will be interesting?