2022 : A year in football pictures

The footballing year has come to an end, here’s a brief look back on the year in a few slideshows of photos from my phone. The number of these photos taken in wild weather is testament to the crazy conditions we’ve faced as supporters, players and referees this year. I’ve attended a 30-game season ofContinue reading “2022 : A year in football pictures”

South East Phoenix 2 Gladesville Ravens 1

The Girls Youth League Under 15 Division 2 season came to a close on Sunday, and South East Phoenix put Gladesville Ravens in their place with a come-from-behind victory in South Nowra. A goal after 90 seconds from Charlotte Douglas had the visitors in command, and they could have extended their lead in a firstContinue reading “South East Phoenix 2 Gladesville Ravens 1”

Camden Tigers 0 Gladesville Ravens 1

Gladesville Ravens’ impressive unbeaten run continued after this slender victory over basement club Camden Tigers at Rone Dine Park on Sunday. For a team that has shipped almost 200 goals this season, the home team’s valiant efforts were not enough to achieve their first point of the season despite holding the Girls Youth League UnderContinue reading “Camden Tigers 0 Gladesville Ravens 1”

Gladesville Ravens 4 South Coast Flame 0

The Gladesville Ravens juggernaut was unstoppable in the final home game at Christie Park for the 2022 Girls Youth League Under 15 Division 2 season. South Coast Flame came to the northern suburbs with a game plan, but once captain Alessia Rizzuto rifled in the opener, there was only going to be one winner. AContinue reading “Gladesville Ravens 4 South Coast Flame 0”

Mt Druitt Town Rangers 1 Gladesville Ravens 2

Gladesville Ravens kept their finals chances alive in a difficult fixture at Mt Druitt’s Popondetta Park, two goals from in-form striker Maya Jones snatching the victory after a spirited display from the home side. Hannah Sproule’s magnificent first-half equaliser had the scores level at the break, but an early breakthrough in the second half sawContinue reading “Mt Druitt Town Rangers 1 Gladesville Ravens 2”

Gladesville Ravens 2 Inter Lions 1

Gladesville Ravens kept alive their hopes of a top-four finish and a berth in the finals of the Girls Youth League Under 15 Division 2 with a slender win against a battling Inter Lions side. A shaky first half from both teams yielded a single strike, Alessia Rizzuto on the spot to drill home fromContinue reading “Gladesville Ravens 2 Inter Lions 1”

Gladesville Ravens 1 Northbridge Bulls 0

A terrific finish from Gladesville Ravens top scorer Maya Jones was enough to give her team all three points in an absorbing encounter with league leaders Northbridge Bulls at Christie Park as the NPL Girls Youth League Under 15 Division 2 enters the home straight. The visitors, with an unbelievable 126 goals so far thisContinue reading “Gladesville Ravens 1 Northbridge Bulls 0”

Nepean FC 0 Gladesville Ravens 1

The Girls Youth League Under 15 Division 2 saw a most dramatic finish to an absorbing encounter at Cook Park on Sunday, as Gladesville Ravens kept their finals aspirations alive with a smash-and-grab victory against Nepean FC. On a day when the home team showed their physical presence, it was a single goal that separatedContinue reading “Nepean FC 0 Gladesville Ravens 1”

Central Coast Mariners 2 Gladesville Ravens 1

The favourites for the title in the NPL Girls Youth League Division 2 were made to wait until late in the game to snatch a vital three points and end the visiting team’s glorious unbeaten run. Central Coast Mariners were off to a flying start when Anika Francis was left unattended to slot home forContinue reading “Central Coast Mariners 2 Gladesville Ravens 1”

Gladesville Ravens 0 St George FC 0

Gladesville Ravens were involved in a scrappy affair at the home of football, Christie Park, on a day when the conditions won and goals were always going to be hard to find. This Girls Youth League Under 15 Division 2 fixture was played in beautiful sunshine, but blustery conditions prevented both teams from playing theirContinue reading “Gladesville Ravens 0 St George FC 0”