NWSF teams advance to Champion of Champions Finals

Epping O30

The Epping FC O30 Women’s and West Pennant Hills CFC Premier League teams have both advanced to the Champion of Champions finals are convincing wins in their semi finals at Christie Park on Sunday.

The two teams will compete in the finals at Valentine Sports Park next Sunday (October 22) for the right to be crowned the best of the best in NSW in their respective age categories.

Epping kicked things off at fairly warm Christie Park against Kissing Point FC (Northern Suburbs FA) with the opening 20 minutes a fairly cagey affair with Epping having slightly the better of play and a few half chances to open the scoring. Once Epping did open the scoring after 25 minutes, the flood gates opened and by half time the score had ballooned out to a 4-0 and the game was as good over.

Kissing Point to their credit did come out with some renewed vigour in the second half and pulled a goal back soon after the break, but that was as good as it got for the visitors as Epping clicked into gear and added a further 3 goals to leave the score at 7-1 at full-time.

Epping will now play Forest Killarney FC (Manly Warringah FA) in the final, kicking off at 1.45pm (VSP3).

West Pennant Hills made it a good day for the local teams with a thoroughly convincing 4-1 win over Colo SFC (Nepean FA). An early goal from Tim Irwin settled the nerves of the Lions players as both teams went toe to toe in what was a physical but fast-paced, attacking game of football.

Despite looking solid at the back, the Lions were undone by a 25-yard thunderbolt from the Colo striker after 30 minutes and it was game on.

However the Lions were quick to restore the balance in their favour and within 30 seconds of kicking off, they were back in the lead with Liam Kelly getting on the end of some great play down the right. Dash Ratnam then added a third right on half time with more terrific play down the right flank that saw him score with an easy tap in at the back post and the Lions were in complete control.

West Penno dominated much of the second half, with Irwin completing the scoring with his 2nd goal, a thumping header from a perfect flighted corner kick late in the game.

Next up for the Lions is Pittwater RSL FC (Manly Warringah FA), who ironically knocked the Lions out of the same competition 12 months prior. They will clash at 4.15pm on VSP2.


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