UWPL Round 4 Review

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Round 4 of the Umbro Women’s Premier League was played over two weekends due to games being washed out.

Our Round 4 match of the round saw Revesby Workers Maroon moved up to second on the competition ladder as they defeated East Bankstown Red.

Elsewhere, Georges River Thistle handed Revesby Workers White their first loss of the season, while Birrong Sports won their first game of the season as they defeated East Bankstown Yellow.


Match of the Round: Revesby Workers Maroon 3-1 East Bankstown Red

Revesby Workers continued their push up the table after they defeated East Bankstown Red 3-0 as the Easts suffered their second consecutive defeat of the season.

Revesby Maroon made a statement in their victory against the Easts as they continue to be the strongest attacking side this season with 18 goals in their opening four matches.

Workers Marissa Tsimboukis has scored the first goal for her side in their opening three matches and this game would be no different as Marissa opened the scoring in the 21st minute to give her side an early 1-0 lead.

It wasn’t long before Workers Mya Donnelly scored their second goal of the match in the 36th minute to give the hosts a 2-0 lead as the young superstar Mya Donnelly continues her fantastic form in front of goal this season.

The game would go into halftime with Workers Maroon having a 2-0 advantage.

Easts Red would come out desperate for a goal in the second half, however, as they would push for a goal it would leave them open to a counterattack in defence.

It wouldn’t be long into the second half before Workers had their third goal of the match as the Workers number 10, Abbey Warren scored for her side to make it 3-0.

Easts Red would then hit straight back with a goal in the 55th minute as Easts Tara Edmiston found the back of the net, looking to spark a comeback for her side.

Workers would look to hold onto their 2-goal advantage as East were unable to break the Workers defence down once again as Workers Maroon won the game 3-1.


Georges River Thistle 4-0 Revesby Workers White

Georges River Thistle climbed to the top of the ladder as they defeated Revesby Workers White 4-0 in a top of the table clash.

Revesby Workers White were the only undefeated team remaining in the competition; however, this loss saw them drop to third on the competition ladder.

The 2022 champions were eager to get back to the top of the table and it did not take long before they found the first goal of the game with Jade Averillo scoring in the 2nd minute of the game to give the host a 1-0 advantage.

Despite the first goal coming in the second minute of the match, chances would not come often in the first half as the teams went into halftime with Thistle having a 1-goal advantage.

The second half would see a much more open game as Revesby pushed for a leveller while Georges River Thistle looked to double their advantage.

In the 62nd minute of the game, Jade Averillo would make it a brace for herself as she found the back of the net to make it 2-0 to Thistle.

With the full-time whistle approaching, Thistle’s Farah Moutsasallem would find the back of the net in the 88th minute before Jade Averillo completed her hattrick two minutes later as Thistle won the game 4-0.


East Bankstown Yellow 0-4 Birrong Sports

Easts Yellow were unable to register their first points of the season as they were defeated by a determined Birrong Sports who won their first match of the season.

Birrong Sports had only scored two goals coming into this match as they looked to make a statement in front of goal and prove to be a top side in this competition.

The first half looked to be an evenly matched game as both sides were unable to register shots on target.

However, the first goal of the match would come in the 26th minute as Birrong’s Antonia Sarikakis scored the first goal of the match as Birrong would lead the game 1-0 going into half time.

With a close opening first half with both teams creating chances, East Bankstown Yellow would look to focus up for the second half to improve on recent second half performances.

Birrong would come out firing in the second half and it was Birrong’s flying winger Emily McGrath who would make it 2-0 in the 50th minute as she found the back of the net.

Antonia Sarikakis would make it a brace for herself in the 68th minute as she found the back of the net for the second time in the game before Emily Mcgrath also her found her second goal in the 83rd minute.

After some great attacking football from Birrong in the second half they would win the game 4-0 and find their second win of the season as East Yellow continue to search for their first points of the season.


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