NPL Wrap: 15-year-old Snape continues to impress


The Central Coast Mariners Academy women have wrapped up a busy week packed with three games, with three convincing wins after downing UNSW FC 7-2 on Sunday afternoon. Unfortunately, our men lost 1-0 no the road.

Central Coast Mariners Academy Women 7 (Snape 7’ Blanch 14’ Phelan 17’, 57’, 60’, 70’ 72’) vs. UNSW FC 2

Goal-machine, Candice Phelan was in fine goal scoring fashion who bagged FIVE goals against UNSW FC to take her season tally to an incredible 42 goals in 21 games.

Although an up and coming star also featured on the scoresheet in all three games with 15-year-old Iona Snape chipping in with a double of her own against UNSW FC.

Snape, who worked her way into the first team mid-way through the season has grown from strength-to-strength each week and opened the scoring in the 7th minute against UNSWFC. Five goals to Phelan and a strike to skipper, Gab Blanch wrapped up a confident 7-2 win at home.

From Sunday to Sunday, the Mariners have showed real determination to claim a maximum nine points from Marconi (4-2), Sydney Olympic (4-0) and UNSW (7-2).

Our girls now face an away trip to Gladesville Ravens this Sunday afternoon.

Earlier results

  • U14’s DREW 1-1
  • U15’s WON 3-1
  • U17’s WON 2-0
  • Reserve Grade WON 5-0

Canterbury Bankstown 1 Central Coast Mariners Academy 0

The men’s academy outfit faced a tough away trip to Bankstown Berries on Saturday evening where they were narrowly edged 1-0 courtesy of a second half strike.

A wonder goal from Bankstown’s Goncalo Paradanta was enough to claim three points for the home team on a cold night away at the Crest Athletic.

For the NPL 2 competition, all eyes are now firmly on this weekend’s game of the round which pits the league’s two best teams against one another in the Mariners Academy and Mt Druitt Town Rangers.

The two teams have secured the top spots on the league ladder and Club Championship for the majority of the season which makes for a mouth-watering battle on Saturday afternoon at Pluim Park. Kick-off is 4pm and entry is FREE!

Earlier results

  • U18’s WON 3-0
  • U20’s LOST 2-1