Magnificent mini Matildas Active

One night in Townsville and the world’s your oyster! The beautiful North Queensland coast welcomed international women’s football to its fantastic new stadium and showed the locals and those from near and far just what we’re in for during the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Welcoming venues, hot and sunny conditions and a fabulous liveContinue reading “Magnificent mini Matildas Active”

St George FC 2 Gladsville Ravens 0

Gladesville Ravens travelled to Fraser Park to take on big hitters St George FC in the NPL Girls Youth League Division 2 on a glorious sunny Sunday and left with nothing after an abject first half and a battling stalemate in the second period. The result went to form, but the performances of both teamsContinue reading “St George FC 2 Gladsville Ravens 0”

Punchy Pavlesic saves Sydney

Sydney FC showed exactly what’s been missing this season in one exhilirating 90 minutes in the final Sydney derby at Kogarah Oval. Fight, persistence and finishing were in abundance as the Sky Blues weathered a storm at the end, Rhyan Grant dismissed on his record-breaking appearance, and they rode their luck to give their fansContinue reading “Punchy Pavlesic saves Sydney”

Making Kogarah cavernous

A miniature crowd, generously reported as 1700, braved the elements and an early start to cheer on Sydney FC in the poor man’s Sydney derby at Kogarah. What looked like a training run for Macarthur FC in the first 30 minutes, changed complexion with a Trent Buhagiar goal before the break. An early own goalContinue reading “Making Kogarah cavernous”

Football can be United

After a hiatus in 2021, the Football Writers Festival 2022 was a major event in the diary of any football writer, fan or anyone with an interest in the Australian game. Not only a forum to present new authors and to discuss books, the festival has quickly become a way of sharing ideas, and thisContinue reading “Football can be United”

Oh no, not again.

A-League Women’s Grand Final day. A day of celebration; we’d made it right to the end of the journey, and we’d already wrapped up the Premiership. What could go wrong? In a repeat of the semi-final against a stubborn Melbourne City, Sydney FC found themselves two goals behind with a mountain to climb. They ralliedContinue reading “Oh no, not again.”

SD Raiders 4 Gladesville Ravens 0

Unbeaten coming into this one, Gladesville Ravens were given a footballing lesson at Ernie Smith in this one as a fired-up SD Raiders put their visitors to the sword in the first half. Individual errors and an inability to close down their dangerous opponents were key to Ravens going in three goals down, with goalsContinue reading “SD Raiders 4 Gladesville Ravens 0”

Going home with nothing

Do or die, winner takes all, judgement day, a pivotal night in Australian football. A night when hope was still in abundance with five minutes remaining and one goal would do it, but ultimately a night where expectations were met and the Arnie Out sentiment replaced the positive vibe that had threatened to propel theContinue reading “Going home with nothing”

Gladesville Ravens 2 Blacktown City 0

The bright start to the 2022 season by the Ravens continued on Sunday as they had to grind out a win at Christie Park against a very spirited Blacktown City. After a first half where City had litle trouble containing the hosts, a thumping volley from central defender Aurelia Smith got Ravens off the markContinue reading “Gladesville Ravens 2 Blacktown City 0”

Unexpected cruise reignites finals push

Kogarah Oval on Saturday night was a joyous place to be for the home crowd, for those who had made the effort to follow their beloved Sky Blues and salute Anthony Caceres’ 100th game for the club. Sitting in sixth place, having played way more games than those around them, Sydney FC have not exactlyContinue reading “Unexpected cruise reignites finals push”