UWPL Grand Final Preview

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After months of exciting football matches, two remarkable teams are set to collide in the Umbro Women’s Premier League Grand Final as they showcase the talent that Female Football has to offer in the Bankstown District.

Revesby Workers Maroon who are the form team of the competition having only lost one game this season, will take on the Premiers of the competition and the 2022 champions, Georges River Thistle.


Grand Final: Revesby Workers Maroon vs Georges River Thistle, 27th August 6pm @ Padstow Park

Previous Meeting: Georges River Thistle 1-1 Revesby Workers Maroon – Semi Final, 2023

Revesby Workers Maroon and Georges River Thistle meet for the 5th time this season as Revesby Workers Maroon look to make up for there fall out in last season’s finals series, while Georges River Thistle look to retain the title after their success in 2022.

The last time these two sides met, both sides were unable to be separated after 120 minutes of intense finals football, however, it was Revesby Workers Maroon who were the calmer of the two sides from the penalty as they defeated Georges River Thistle in the penalty shootout 3-1.

Revesby Workers Maroon have been the best attacking side in the competition as they have threats in attack across their whole front line and midfield. Two of the top scorers in the competition come from the Revesby Workers Maroon side with Marianna Konidaris and Mya Donnely constantly finding the back of the net throughout the 2023 season.

Although Revesby may struggle to see a lot of possession against Georges River Thistle, Revesby Maroon will look to win the ball and play forward quickly into their front line. Marianna Konidaris and Mya Donnelly will look to sit as attacking midfielders behind their front line and link up their play to try and break down a resilient Thistle defence who have not conceded many goals this season.

Olivia Lambkin will look to be a constant threat down their right side as she makes forward runs behind Thistles defence and looks to deliver pinpoint crosses into Georges River Thistle’s box to create chances for her attack.

Revesby Workers Maroon are in form and come into this match with a lot of positive momentum, however they will need to make sure they continue to play with energy and determination to not allow Thistle’s danger players find space in this game.

Georges River Thistle will be disappointed to have lost their last two meetings against Revesby Workers Maroon this season and will need to find some extra energy in their performances if they are to be crowned champions for consecutive seasons.

Thistle were 3-2 victors in their Major Final match last weekend which saw them progress to the Grand Finals this weekend, however, after some early dominance in the match they nearly let their lead slip through some lapse in concentration. They will look to be more focused for the full 90 minutes this weekend.

Thistle’s Monica Nolevski will be key for her team in this fixture as she plays in a central defensive midfielder role, shutting down Revesby Workers Maroon quick counter attacks before looking to use her strong left foot to play her speedy attackers in behind Revesby’s defence to create goals scoring opportunities.

Georges River Thistle’s defence has been key to their success this season as they conceded the least goals in the 2023 competition. Coutrney Mcgee’s pace in defence should prove vital this weekend as she looks to sweep any quick counter attacks by the Revesby Maroon side.

As the stage is set for un unforgettable Grand Final, join us at Padstow Park this Sunday as the two best Women’s Premier League sides go head-to-head with the winner being declared the 2023 Umbro Women’s Premier League champions.


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