NPL Wrap: Men & Women earn crucial points on the road


Both academy sides fought hard away from home in this weekend’s round of NPL action and both earned respectable draws on the road.

Gladesville Ravens 0 vs. Central Coast Mariners Academy Women 0

An injury ravaged women’s academy side have courageously bounced back, picking up a well-earned point against the league leaders, Gladesville Ravens.

Dan Barrett’s Mariners took the game to Gladesville and managed to keep the runaway leaders scoreless.

With key players, out through injury and illness, this result will be very pleasing for the Mariners Academy

The women return to Pluim Park next Sunday as they take on 2nd place Sutherland Shire FA.

Earlier Results:

  • U14s WON 2-0
  • U15s WON 3-1
  • U17s WON 3-1
  • Reserve Grade WON 3-1

Bonnyrigg White Eagles 1 vs. Central Coast Mariners Academy 1 (Ruiz-Diaz 82’)

Dylan Ruiz-Diaz continued his rich vein of form as he netted his fourth goal in four games to earn the men’s academy a well fought draw.

It wasn’t the best start for Ray Junna’s side as the men conceded in the 2nd minute to a Goran Subara goal.

The men pushed hard for the equaliser for the rest of the half but just could not put the ball in the back of the net. Captain Michael Glassock and defensive partner Alec Vinci performed well to prevent Bonnyrigg from doubling their lead.

Time was running out for the Mariners, but Charles William earned his side a late penalty after a great run and pass by Glassock. Ruiz-Diaz stepped up and converted from the spot.

The men also return to Pluim Park next Sunday as they host Macarthur Rams.

Earlier Results:

  • U18s LOST 2-1
  • U20s WON 3-2