PS4 NPL1 NSW WOMEN'S ROUND 5 REVIEW

Only four points separate first place to seventh place in the PlayStation®4 NPL NSW Women's competition after five rounds.

Sydney University 1-1 Manly United

It was a share of the spoils in the match of the round between Sydney University and Manly United at Sydney University Football Ground.

Nikki Flannery put the home side in front just before the break but Remy Siemsen completed a dream week for herself, heading in the equalizer mid-way through the second half.

The results keeps Uni at the top of the ladder while United sit in sixth place.

The opening 20 minutes didn’t see either side create a clear-cut opportunity with a real tactical battle taking place.

The first chance came on 23 minutes when Uni’s Rachel Soutar lined up a free kick from some way out.

Her strike was heading for the top corner before the Manly keeper made a fine diving save.

Soutar came close again in the 38th minute, bringing down the ball well in the box, taking on her defender but spraying the ball just wide of the target.

Only four minutes later though and the home side had the lead.

Soutar looked to get onto the end of a Stephanie Ambrose cross but all she could do was head the ball down to the feet of Nikki Flannery who made no mistake from only a few metres out, placing the ball into the net.

Manly looked to respond immediately from a Remy Siemsen free kick but her effort went wide.

The second half saw the first chance fall the way of the away side in the 52nd minute after a well taken corner found the head of Alice Wilson who could only head into the keepers chest.

In the 68th minute though, Manly was level.

Another set piece caused the home side some trouble as they were unable to get the ball clear. Siemsen was quickest to react and headed the ball beyond Georgia Boric to equalise for her side.

Neither side could create a chance in the final 20 minutes and both sides had to settle for a draw.

-By Nikola Pozder (FNSW Journalist)