Unashamed Football Novels

  • Steve’s Sydney sparkle to reach semis

    September 19, 2023 by

    Sydney FC 3 Western United 0 There was an omen for the A-League season ahead in clear sight at Leichhardt Oval on Sunday as Steve Corica made himself available to sign autographs with the crowd after his dominant team had dispatched a tentative Western United in the quarter finals of the Australia Cup. Such is… Read more

  • The NSL is alive and thriving

    September 13, 2023 by

    As someone who first tasted NSL football at a boistrous North Sydney Oval on a Friday evening back in 1999 as Northern Spirit went down to a single goal defeat, my connection with the former national competition was brief. What I do remember though was the earthy atmosphere at those games and how low-key some… Read more

  • Ravens’ season ends as it started

    September 4, 2023 by

    Gladesville Ravens 0 Northern Tigers 4 The 2023 Football NSW Girls Youth League Under 16 Division 1 concluded on Sunday and it was a heavy home defeat for Gladesville Ravens as a far superior Northern Tigers capitalised on their physicality to out-muscle the home team. Izabella Ziolkowski had the visitors ahead at the break with… Read more

  • Sydney FC dampen APIA celebrations

    August 31, 2023 by

    APIA Leichhardt 0 Sydney FC 2 The newly crowned NPL premiers APIA Leichhardt were no match for their A-League neighbours who cruised to a comfortable victory on a rotten rainy night in the Inner West of our beautiful city. Second-half goals from Patrick Wood and Anthony Caceres were enough to seal the Sky Blues their… Read more

  • Ravens win in Jets thriller

    August 28, 2023 by

    Emerging Jets 3 Gladesville Ravens 4 A devastating hat-trick from Angie Le Roux guided Gladesville Ravens to victory in Newcastle on Sunday in the Football NSW Girls Youth League Under 16 Division 1. In a game that saw the scoreboard swing in both teams’ favour during a pulsating 80 minutes, both teams found their opponents’… Read more

  • Controversy and drama : Ravens 2023

    August 20, 2023 by

    APIA Leichhardt 1 Gladesville Ravens 0 Gladesville Ravens went close to an upset for the second week running in the Football NSW Girls Youth League Under 16 Division 1 as high-flying APIA Leichhardt had to rely on the generosity of the officials and a horror miss to secure three vital points in the premiership run-in.… Read more

  • Ravens beaten in dramatic finale

    August 17, 2023 by

    Gladesville Ravens 0 Sydney University 1 Late drama in a fabulous game at the home of football Christie Park on Sunday saw Sydney University snatch a thrilling winner to turn this Football NSW Girls Youth League Under 16 Division 1 game on its head. Former Ravens player Georgia Lim followed up a save to bundle… Read more

  • Sydney FC cup win at WIN

    August 14, 2023 by

    There’s something magical about the Australia Cup this year. Maybe it’s the way the fixtures are shoe-horned into the rest days of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, maybe it’s just the hype and hysteria around football right now. Whatever the case, this round of 32 clash between Sydney FC and champions Central Coast Mariners lived… Read more

  • Matildas ignite Australia’s football passion

    August 14, 2023 by

    Australia 0 France 0 (7-6 on penalties) A tropical winter’s day in Queensland’s capital greeted football fans from all corners of Australia. The news that Sam Kerr was not starting this FIFA World Cup 2023 quarter final game at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium was hardly unexpected and predictions of tonight’s outcome were realistic in the pub… Read more

  • Ravens extinguish Olympic flame

    August 7, 2023 by

    Sydney Olympic 0 Gladesville Ravens 3 A fabulous second-half performance from Gladesville Ravens secured a precious three-point haul in a the Football NSW Girls Youth League Under 16 Division 1 as the visitors maintained their stranglehold on tenth position at the Peter Moore field. Goals from Angie Le Roux, Stef Lakic and Alexia Mavraidis blew… Read more

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