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Adelaide Airport Premier League Preview - Round 9
by Caitlin Keenan
MUWFC Magic v FFSA U15/16 Girls
3:00pm - Lindblom Park, McCarty Ct, Pooraka
1:00pm - Res
Assistant Referees: Hurnall & D.Smith
MUWFC Magic: Harvey (GK), Gregor, Sgargetta, Brock, Weidenbach, Cockayne, Kuhar, Reynolds, Reed, Corbo, Souter, Sortini, Allocca, Easson
FFSA U15/16 Girls: Aplin, Atkins, Bentley, Bradley, Chappel, Christensen, Holmes, Jenkin, Jenner, Macauley, Magor, McLeod, Millar, Rigoni, Steer, Tripodi, Waterhouse, Weeks, Wilmot
MUWFC Magic: WWW
Flinders Flames 0-2 MUWFC Magic, Flinders University Playing Fields
MUWFC Magic 4-1 Cumberland United, Lindblom Park
Sturt Marion 0-11 MUWFC Magic, Marion Sports & Community Club
FFSA U15/16 Girls: LLL
Para Hills Knights 3-0 FFSA U15/16 Girls, The Paddocks
FFSA U15/16 Girls 2-5 Fulham United, Burton Park
FFSA U15/16 Girls 0-9 Adelaide Uni, Burton Park
Flying high after their string of recent wins MUWFC Magic will hope to back it up against FFSA U15/16 in Round 9 of the Adelaide Airport Women’s Premier League at Lindblom Park 3pm Sunday.
Despite a slow start to the season, last years’ champions have once again emerged as premiership contenders in the competition.
Magic coach Enzo Salzano said the side has had a good run of victories and is looking to maintain its current run of form.
Salzano said his team had been working hard and were not going to underestimate the young FFSA side.
“We’re up against a very young side that are obviously are very talented, that are playing under a full time FFSA coach so we expect them to be well drilled in their tactical formation,” he said.
“We’ll be hoping to make the most of our experience in competitive games and take home the points. We’re looking forward to seeing some to the best young talent in the state coming through.”
While FFSA U15/16 side has not had as strong a season as Magic, coach Jonathan Ruse said it’s all about developing the girls.
He said the girls had risen to the challenge so far this season and were enjoying playing in the premier league.
“We’re putting younger players in an environment that’s just outside their comfort zone,” Ruse said.
“Our major focus is: Can we get these girls to play at the highest level possible. The players are really thriving in that environment.”
Elsewhere Flinders Flames battle Fulham United at Flinders University Playing Fields at 3pm.
Flames have recently lost to Cumberland 5-0 and Adelaide Uni 7-0 while Fulham also lost last round 2-0 to Adelaide City.
Western Toros host league leaders Adelaide City at Pennington Oval.
Toros have struggled this season but a close 1-0 loss to Para Hills Knights last round showed promise.
Adelaide City remains a force to be reckoned with following their 2-0 defeat of Fulham which extended their perfect start to the season.
Adelaide University clash with an improving Sturt Marion at University Ovals at 3pm.
The young Sturt Marion side suffered a heavy loss last week to last year’s champions MUWFC Magic while Adelaide Uni continue their stellar season with recent wins over FFSA U15/16 and Flinders University.
Cumberland United play Para Hills Knights at Women’s Memorial Playing Fields with the evenly matched teams both recording wins last round - Cumberland defeating Flinders 5-0 while the Knights beat Toros 1-0.