Iran floored by Matildas

Australia 2 Iran 0 – Olympic Games Qualifying Round 2 The Matildas knew what they had to do against Iran after Chinese Taipei had almost given the Philippines a heart attack in the earlier game. With only the top team going through from this group, any slip up would be punished, and the starting line-upContinue reading “Iran floored by Matildas”

Second class citizens but Ashes winners

Australia 2 New Zealand 0 The mighty Socceroos retained the Ashes at Brentford’s G-Tech Stadium on Tuesday evening, but it was off-the-field nonsense that had the Aussie active fans in uproar. With fans told not to stand or sing, then ushered in all different directions by the security officials, a simple situation could have turnedContinue reading “Second class citizens but Ashes winners”

Our knees have gone all trembly

England 1 Australia 0 A Friday the 13th horror show was never going to materialise at Wembley, and due to a little bit of luck the Socceroos made it to half time goalless and could even have been ahead when Ryan Strain’s low shot was deflected over the bar. This game had everything for theContinue reading “Our knees have gone all trembly”

It’s all about confidence, baby.

Sydney FC 3 Brisbane Roar 1 Sydney FC capped off a fantastic Australia Cup campaign with a come-from-behind win against a lively Brisbane Roar at Allianz Stadium on Saturday night in the curtain-raiser to what could be the dawning of a new era for football in this country. Roar held a deserved 1-0 lead throughContinue reading “It’s all about confidence, baby.”

Steve’s Sydney sparkle to reach semis

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 isContinue reading “Steve’s Sydney sparkle to reach semis”

The NSL is alive and thriving

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 someContinue reading “The NSL is alive and thriving”

Ravens’ season ends as it started

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 withContinue reading “Ravens’ season ends as it started”

Sydney FC dampen APIA celebrations

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 theirContinue reading “Sydney FC dampen APIA celebrations”

Ravens win in Jets thriller

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’Continue reading “Ravens win in Jets thriller”

Controversy and drama : Ravens 2023

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.Continue reading “Controversy and drama : Ravens 2023”