NPLW Victoria Team of the Week: Round 19

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GK: Emily Kenshole (Galaxy United)

Didn’t have all that much work to do in terms of making crucial saves – helped ably by the backline – but was calm and collected when called upon and her distribution

CB: Jess Tay (Galaxy United)

A formidable opponent for any forward line, Tay hardly poot a foot wrong in denying Heidelberg opportunities on goal and was well-rewarded with a clean sheet which contributed to the comfortable victory.

CB: Amy Jackson (Alamein FC)

Provided experience and leadership at the back. Organised the defence well and covered a lot of ground to minimise Southern’s clear-cut chances on goal.

CB: Alex Gummer (South Melbourne)

As usual an assured display as usual from Gummer. Her presence in the backline, along with distribution and drive from the back, were an important element in South’s win.

CM: Allison Coleman (Alamein FC)

Wears #9 but her work in midfield won the praises of coach Sinisa Cohadzic, who commended the American’s impact in breaking up play from the opposition.

CM: Kirtsie Shearing (Bayside)

Shearing put in a captain’s knock in a hard-fought draw with Bulleen. Competed fiercely with Norbury in the middle and her late equaliser with a magnificent finish sent the home side into raptures.

CM: Emma Robers (Calder United)

Alonso obviously wins the plaudits for her hat-trick but Robers helped run the show in midfield to allow her side to gain the ascendancy over the NTC.

CAM: Tiff Eliadis (South Melbourne)

The ball sometimes just stuck to her feet. Exemplary vision and delivery underscored a commanding display in attacking midfield. The backheel for Martineau’s goal was class while her dribble and subsequent shot was spilled to Greiser for the second.

RF: Rachel Alonso (Calder United)

This week’s hat-trick hero, Alonso put the NTC to the sword in front of goal. Pounced on errors and made the most of the openings that fell her way in a destructive display.

CF: Candela Ferreyra Bas (Southern United)

A spirited showing from Ferreyra Bas who was busy along the forward line and was positive whenever the ball fell to her. Looked to test the keeper and was rewarded with a goal for her persistence.

LF: Caitlin Pickett (Galaxy United)

Deadly in front of goal, contributing greatly in attack to Galaxy’s convincing win over Heidelberg. Pickett tapped in the opener and also put away Whitney Knight’s cross to secure a double, receiving plenty of praise from coach Kat Smith.



Cindy Lay (Calder United)

As tricky as always in the front third, Lay’s threat was exemplified by her goal which was the result of pressuring the goalkeeper even in the later stages of the contest. Highlights the relentless nature of the Calder outfit.

Lia Privitelli (Bulleen Lions)

Privitelli was one of Bulleen’s main attacking outlets who found plenty of opportunities out wide. The chances weren’t alway converted but Privitelli did find herself on the scoresheet and was constntly busy along the forward line.

Rebecca Saber (Southern United)

A combative performance, Saber covered plenty of ground in the attacking half, neat in possession and linked well with teammates throughout.

Lucy Richards (Alamein FC)

Off the bench, the youngster showed her poise and calm under pressure by slotting home the last gasp equaliser, succeeding where teammates before her couldn’t in the preceding 90 minutes. Not bad for a 15 year old.