WNPLSA Round Two Review

Fulham United have come from behind to claim a 3-2 victory at Adelaide University in a pulsating round of WNPL action which featured three matches decided by late winners. 

Fiona Worts opened the scoring for Fulham with a sharp finish inside the box, but Uni scored twice in six first-half minutes to go into the break 2-1 up.

Georgia Iannella equalised with a skillful curler from the corner of the box, before a sumptuous chip from more than 30 yards out by Alysia Panagakos put Uni ahead just before half time.

Their lead lasted less than 20 minutes, however, as Natasha Vella pounced on a spilled ball to fire home from close range, pulling Fulham level with just under half an hour to go in the match.

Mia Mcgranaghan completed the comeback with a classy side-foot across her body that nestled into the corner of the net, sealing the win for Fulham to atone for their 8-0 loss at the hands of West Adelaide the week prior.

Uni are still searching for their first win of the season after falling to Salisbury Inter in their opening fixture.

Metro United also came from behind in their match against Football SA NTC, with a late Laura Stockdale goal securing the victory to continue their winning start to the 2020 season.

Emilia Murray broke the deadlock in the 61st minute to put NTC ahead, running onto a delightful,  defence-splitting through ball by Kahl Adam to slot home with a first time finish past the goalkeeper.

However, the advantage was short-lived, as Ebony Kyriacou hit a looping 40-yard shot to beat the ‘keeper from long range and restore parity after just two minutes.

With both sides searching for the decisive goal, NTC hearts were broken in the 90th minute when Stockdale claimed the win for Metro, waiting for the ball to sit up for her before firing into the near corner. 

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Meanwhile, Salisbury Inter won their second match on the trot with a nervy 1-0 victory over West Adelaide.

With the teams locked at 0-0 heading into injury time, Inter co-captains Chantelle Ryder and Nicole Calder produced a magical goal from a late set-piece.

Ryder sent the ball into the box from near the halfway line, with Calder latching onto the hard, flat delivery and sending a looping header over the goalkeeper and into the back of the net. 

In the final match of the round, Adelaide City hammered five past Adelaide Comets in a fixture that saw six goals scored in the first half.

Mikayla Vidmar opened the scoring with a top-corner effort from long range before Tiarn Powell’s first-time finish doubled City’s lead on 25 minutes.

Caitlin Wegener squeezed a shot through at the near in the 30th minute to keep Comets in the game, but Bianca Gray rounded the goalkeeper to slot home just one minute later to restore the two-goal cushion for City. 

Savannah Francis fired into the corner from the penalty spot to once again pull back the deficit to one, but a long-range effort by Jasmine Franks brought the scoreline to 4-2 before the break.

Yuka Sasaki was the only goalscorer in the second half to put the gloss on a strong performance by City, who ran out 5-2 winners.