South Coast Flame will host their first games at The Furnace for 2022 in the FNSW Girls Youth League Two and Women’s League One this Sunday against Camden Tigers (weather permitting).
The Youth Girls had an impressive start to the new division picking up a 1-0 victory in the Under-14s, a 4-1 defeat in the Under-15s and an unfortunate late 1-0 defeat in Under-16s.
It was trying conditions for all teams on Sunday, with hot weather a challenge throughout the day. The weather conditions as they stand could not be any different for this week’s games with wet weather likely to impact play.
Flame gave good accounts of themselves in both Under-20s and First Grade last weekend against UNSW, showing that they will be competitive in the division in 2022.
Under-20s goalkeeper Tahlia Sharrock had a strong performance last Sunday making a number of important saves.
Flame’s opponents this week, the Tigers, also fell to a narrow defeat going down 4-3 to Inter Lions.
This represents an excellent opportunity for the girls to pick up their first points in a new division.
In First Grade, the side fought back from two goals down to level scores, but a late goal from UNSW saw the side take all three points.
Rachelle Wang and Jess Cruickshank scored the goals for the Flame and will be hoping to have an impact again this weekend.
Camden Tigers earned a 3-1 victory last weekend against Inter Lions; however, Flame will have taken a lot out of their Round 1 fixture and will be looking to get something out of this game at home.
South Coast Flame v Camden Tigers @ The Furnace
Sunday 27 February:
Youth girls: Starting from 2:50 pm
U20s: 5:00 pm
First Grade: 7:00 pm
Last Saturday, it was a fine start for the Youth Boys with three wins and two losses against Mounties Wanderers, including a superb 6-0 victory for the Under-13s.
The boys will face Central Coast United at The Furnace this Sunday, aiming to continue the impressive start to the division. Central Coast has proven to be tough opposition in the past and this week is not likely to be any different.
Further emphasising the competitiveness between these two clubs is the results from last season in the second phase of the Youth Boys’ competition where Flame won two, lost two and drew the other. Results will come down to who wants it more and perhaps the team with a bit more luck on the day.
South Coast Flame v Central Coast United @ The Furnace
Sunday 27 February:
Youth boys: Starting from 8:30 am