Round 7 Preview: MUWFC vs. FFSA NTC
Round 7 of the South Australian WNPL is upon us as MUWFC take on FFSA’s NTC team for the first time this season at VALO Football Centre – Angle Park.
MUWFC have taken maximum points from the last 3 games, and will look to continue that form against an NTC team that is well and truly holding their own in the WNPL this season, sitting just outside the Top 4 but with a game in hand.
MUWFC had a massive win last week against West Adelaide, who, before last weeks game, were sitting on top of the WNPL ladder. After a cagey first half, Ness Reed opened the scoring with her first goal for 2018 from a brilliant free kick right on the Half Time whistle to send the girls into the break up and about, and with a real chance of taking all 3 points from the League leaders. West Adelaide managed to level the scores just 12 minutes after the interval and the hard fought game looked destined for a draw. Enter Shelly Kuhar. The club legend found a pocket of space on the right hand side and spotted the keeper well off her line, sending a 30 yard shot flying into the top left corner for her 2nd goal this campaign. Our girls managed to hold West Adelaide off for the last 15 minutes and took home a well deserved win.
FFSA’s NTC are coming off a 0-0 draw against Cumberland United last week, however MUWFC head coach Marie Spagnoletti will not be taking this game lightly. Maximum points is a must again tonight, as MUWFC look to get a 4th consecutive win.
MUWFC’s Reserves are also in action on Friday night again this week, against the FFSA U15 Girls. Those that were there last week, you witnessed something special. 3-0 down 82 minutes into the game against the League leaders, West Adelaide, and then 3 goals in the final 8 minutes of the game, 1 each to Monica Brown, Roxy Dodd and Chanel Todino, ensured that the large Metro crowd who had stayed around after the earlier WNPL game, witnessed the true MUWFC spirit come out. With the Reserves still undefeated this season, currently 3 wins and 3 draws, coach Marcelo Vilches will be looking to tilt that in favour of the wins column, with maximum points a must, to stay right behind West Adelaide in the race for top spot on the ladder.