NPL Wrap: Men remain undefeated, women win convincingly  


Both the Central Coast Mariners Academy men and women teams claimed convincing wins over the weekend with the men downing Gladesville Spirit 3-0 and the women defeating Western NSW Mariners FC  8-1.

Central Coast Mariners Academy 3 (Vinci, Johnson & Paz) Gladesville Spirit 0

The men remain undefeated in the PS4 NPL 2 competition after five games played with three wins and two draws to their name. With a game in hand, they sit in third spot.

It was one way traffic at Christie Park on Saturday night and it took the Mariners just eight minutes to open the scoring when Alec Vinci found the back of the net early. The Mariners Academy held their one-goal-lead at half time but weren’t done just yet.

10 minutes into the second half the Yellow & Navy converted from the penalty spot through Kyle Johnson to double their lead. Then two minutes later in the 57th minute Matias Paz bagged his second goal in as many games when he rounded the keeper and put the result beyond doubt to make it 3-0.

The Mariners Academy face a quick turnaround for their postponed round three match which will be played this Wednesday evening away from home against Blacktown Spartans. Kick-off is 8:15pm at Blacktown Sports Park.

  • U20’s WON 3-2 (Forsyth, Taouil, Khalaf)
  • U18’s WON 5-3 (Jevtic x 2, Kuzevski, Windust & Newbold)

Central Coast Mariners Academy Women 8 (Phelan x 4, Swinfield x 2, Mcatamney & Evans) Western NSW Mariners FC 1

The Central Coast Mariners Academy Women earned another comprehensive win when they put eight goals past the Western NSW Mariners FC.

Candice Phelan continued her impressive goal scoring form, ending the day with a four-goal-haul which took her season goal tally to 10 goals in four games.

The girls were in a goal scoring mood on Sunday and it took them just 13 minutes to take a 2-0 lead when Melissa Swinfield and Candice Phelan found the back of the net in the 10th and 13 minutes. Their hunger for goals continued and our girls hit the break with a 4-0 lead after Phelan doubled her goal tally for the day along with a goal to Jade Mcatamney.

Then in the second half the goals continued to flow, Phelan raced to the top of the competition’s golden boot tally with another two goals in the second half which complimented another Swinfield goal and a strike to Jordan Evans.

Full of confidence, the Mariners Academy Women’s next test is away from home against Sydney Olympic on Sunday April 15. Kick-off is 3pm.

  • Reserves WON 6-1
  • 17’s WON 5-2
  • 15’s lost 3-2
  • 14’s WON 6-1