Round seven of the Umbro Women’s Premier League will see a top of the table clash as the teams below continue to battle for positions on the competition ladder.
The match of the round this weekend sees a top of the table clash between Georges River Thistle and Revesby Workers Maroon as Thistle look to split the gap to six points between themselves and the rest of the competition.
Elsewhere, Birrong Sports look for a win to climb off the bottom of the ladder as they take on East Bankstown at Padstow Park.
Revesby Workers White have a bye this round.
Match of the Round: Georges River Thistle vs Revesby Workers Maroon, 28th May 3pm @ Marco Reserve
Previous Meeting: Revesby Maroon 1-7 Georges River Thistle – Rd 2, 2023
In a top two clash, Georges River Thistle look to make it six straight wins in a row as they take on Revesby Workers Maroon who are out for revenge after their massive defeat to Thistle in their previous meeting this season.
When these teams clashed earlier this season, Georges River Thistle had six different goal scorers on the day which saw them win the game 7-1 in a dominant display.
Georges River Thistle came back from a 1-0 deficit early against East Bankstown in round six to win the game 2-1 which ultimately made it five wins in a row for their side.
Thistle’s top goal scorer with five goals, Jorja Murray, picked up another goal in their recent match as she looks to continue her personal good form and milestone.
However, despite their goal scoring success, Georges River Thistle have picked up three clean sheets in their opening six matches.
Although they conceded in their most recent match against East Bankstown, they will look to get back to their defensive best against the best attacking side in the competition so far, Revesby Workers Maroon.
Revesby Workers Maroon have had a weekend off with the bye in round 6 as they will be refreshed coming into a difficult game against Georges River Thistle.
With their previous meeting’s result in the back of their minds, Revesby will be looking for an improved performance as they look for an important result on their home turf.
Revesby will look to use their firepower up top with the likes of Mya Donnelly, Marianna Konidaris and Marissa Tsimboukis who have been consistent goal scorers so far this season.
The Workers Maroon will be looking to be stronger in defence as they have been unable to keep a clean sheet all season with an average of 2.2 goals conceded per game.
If Revesby Maroon can limit Thistle’s attacking chances early and then look to be clinical in front of goal, they could find themselves on top in this match.
A win for Thistle could move them six points clear on the top of the ladder, while a win for Revesby Maroon could close the gap between the two sides to zero; expect both sides to be determined to win this match with an important three points on the line this weekend.
Birrong Sports vs East Bankstown, 28th May 3pm @ Padstow Park
Previous Meeting: East Bankstown 1-0 Birrong Sports – Rd 2, 2023
Birrong Sports looks to propel themselves off the bottom of the ladder as they take on East Bankstown who are looking to get back to their best form this season.
The last time these two sides met, in round two, a 31st minute goal by Samarah Bayrouti ultimately proved to be the difference as East Bankstown won the game 1-0.
Birrong Sports come off a 1-1 draw with Revesby Workers White where their determined and well-structured defence was key to their side coming away with a point in the match.
Birrong will look to create more chances in front of goal as they have scored the least goals this season.
Birrong Sports Emily Mcgrath will be Birrong’s outlet up front as she aims to continue her strong start to the season having scored three of the teams seven goals so far.
A win could move Birrong within a point of East Bankstown as they look to climb up the competition ladder, but they face a tough task against a determined East Bankstown.
Third placed East Bankstown have struggled to find form of late with only one win from their past four matches.
East Bankstown fell 2-1 to Georges River Thistle with many positives coming from their recent performance against the champions as they have given Thistle their two toughest matches this season.
They will hope to utilise their defensive structures once again as the second-best defensive side in the competition to set a base for another victory, which could move them closer to the top 2 positions.
With pride, points and positions up for grabs, both sides will hope to claim victory in a clash which could serve up anything.