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Football West Night Series 2017 changes

February 13, 2017 By: Penny Category: Competitions, Night Series

Melville Times Newspaper article on Night Series

April 01, 2016 By: Penny Category: Night Series

VIDEO: Women’s Night Series Highlights

April 01, 2016 By: Penny Category: Night Series

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Check out all the action and drama from the Women’s Premier Division and Division One Night Series finals.

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Premier Division Night Series Grand Final 2016

April 01, 2016 By: Penny Category: Night Series

Photos: Vince Caratozzolo/www.fotoenzo

Ylias goal earns Queens Park cup

Monday, March 21, 2016

Former Melville City midfielder Emma Ylias came back to haunt her former club by scoring the only goal as Queens Park won the Women’s Premier Night Series Final 1-0 at Coker Park last night.

Report by Peter Simcox

In front of a big crowd, which included former Socceroos coach Frank Arok, the home side took the lead early but both sides had chances in an entertaining game.

Queens Park coach Ben Anderton said the team’s hard work in the pre-season had paid off.

“I thought we deserved the win,” he said. “They pressed us late but I thought we did enough to win it.

“The two sisters at the back for us were outstanding tonight, Stacey (Learmont) and Brittany (Woodfin) play so well together. And Stacey, well what can I say, I can play her anywhere on the park and she will be good.”

“We’ve worked hard in pre-season, and we have a few new faces in the squad, and tonight I thought Ylias was good, also Jessica (Darmargo), she has been great throughout this tournament and it bodes well for the up-coming season.”

Ylias, who joined Queens Park this season, said she came to the club to win titles.

“It was a great contest and playing against my old club, who play a fast type of game, made it challenging but we’re happy we came out on top,” she said.

“I’ve never won a trophy with a club outdoors, so it’s extra special for me, and that’s why I came to the club. It’s a good start but there is a long season ahead.”

It was a perfect start for Queens Park and they were ahead after only four minutes. Brooke Johnston played the ball out to Darmargo on the right and her deep cross picked out the unmarked Ylias at the back post, who headed home from close-range.

Despite conceding the early goal Melville hit back and on a sweeping counter attack Lucy Jerram raced forward and slid the ball into the path of  Holly Dangen, whose shot on the run flashed just wide of a post.

Both sides had late chances as the game opened up. Johnston headed wide from Nikki Campbell’s corner for Queens Park, before Melville’s Holly Dangen raced in on goal, but a superb last ditch tackle from Stacey Learmont cleared the danger

Melville and Perth Glory keeper Evie Gooch saved well from Johnston early in the second half before Darmargo’s first-time shot deflected over the bar.

It was still anyone’s game and Melville pressed late looking for the equaliser but with Brittany Woodfin and Learmont outstanding at the heart of the Queens Park defence they couldn’t find a way through.

Queens Park defender Stacey Learmont was named Player of the Match.

Women’s Premier Division Night Series Final
Queens Park SC 1 (Ylias 4 mins)
Melville City 0
Sunday, March 20, 2016
Coker Park, Cannington
Referee: Mark Williams

Queens Park: GK Danelle CORNISH, RGK Loren MAHONEY, 3 Rebecca DICARLO, 4 Natasha RIGBY, 7 Brittany WOODFIN, 8 Stacey LEARMONT, 9 Brooke JOHNSTON, 10 Nikki CAMPBELL, 11 Sadie LAWRENCE, 13 Georgie KENT, 15 Jessica DARMARGO, 17 Tiana BOTHA, 19 Noi PUKKAEW, 21 Emma YLIAS, 22 Jaumee GIBBONS, 25 Jannay KOHLER
Yellow cards: Nil

Melville City: GK Evie GOOCH, RGK Candice CROCKETT, 2 Shannon TURNER, 3 Taya COGHLAN, 4 Tia STONEHILL, 6 Savannah AHEARN, 9 Jenny HOLMES, 12 Lucy JERRAM, 15 Laura WALTMAN, 18 Manon GEBAUER, 19 Jaime DUNCANSON, 20 Isabelle BRIDGER, 34 Mikayla LYONS, 37 Holly DANGEN, 39 Zoe YAO
Yellow cards: Nil

First Division Night Series Grand Final Match Report 2016

April 01, 2016 By: Penny Category: Night Series

Photo: Vince Caratozzolo (

Stirling stun Roos in Night Series final

Monday, March 21, 2016

Stirling Panthers clawed back from a 2-0 deficit at half-time to win the Women’s State League Division One Night Series final 4-2 on penalties at Coker Park on Sunday night.

Report by Kelechi Osunwa

Wanneroo City had made the most of a clinical first half as they raced to a 2-0 lead courtesy of a fine curling finish from Teal Bennett and a deft glance from Tahlia Murfitt.

Photos: Vince Caratozzolo (

Stirling had always looked threating with their pace through Lauren Continibali, who crashed a fine effort off an upright, but found Wanneroo custodian Holly Cavalli in fine form in the first half as she pulled a series of clutch saves.
It was not until an inspired second half did the Panthers manage to breach the resolute Roos defence.

Panthers coach Frank Di Costa was pleased with the resolute character of his young side, many of whom were experiencing their first taste of the division through the Night Series, and put the second half showing down to patience.

“I thought we were always in the game to be honest,” Di Costa said.

“I thought the goals would come we just couldn’t afford to push the panic button.

“I thought we were controlling the game and sort of missing some chances. Yeah we gave away some soft goals but the character of the team has been really strong.”

No individual showed more desire and tenacity than captain Danielle Monastra who broke a number of Wanneroo attacks in a frantic second half.

Stirling were given a lifeline 15 minutes into the second half when Sophie Podmore breached the Roos’ off-side trap and raced away to slot past an exposed Cavalli.

The goal seemed to spur both teams as Stirling looked for an equaliser while Wanneroo played on the counter as they searched for a third goal.

With 12 minutes to play Stirling found an equaliser. Continibali had breached the offside trap again but a smothering defence failed to clear her initial attempt and Clara Lay followed up to expertly lob Cavalli and equalise.

With the match drawing close to full time both teams spurned great chances to win the game at the death.

Caitlin Vallelonga raced through on goal but once Cavalli stood her ground well and Sheridyn Graham had a chance to win it at the death but her effort trickled narrowly wide.

The match went straight to penalties and with Stirling leading 4-2 following successful conversions from Lay, Lara Ameduri, Continibali and Monastra, Wanneroo’s Karen Wodzianski needed to score to give the Roos a chance but saw her effort over the crossbar.

Coach Di Costa hoped the Night series win would give his girls some invaluable experience in their first season in the state league.

“It’s our first season in the state league following promotion from metro div one last year and I don’t think many people would have seen (this) coming,” he said.

“I think it’s a great opportunity for us to put this as a stake in the ground and proves that we can compete with the best teams.”

Wanneroo City 2 (Bennett 8min, Murfitt 29)
Stirling Panthers 2 (Podmore 60min, Lay 78)

(Stirling won 4-2 on penalties)
Coker Park, Cannington
Kick-off: 5pm
Referee: Mark Williams

Stirling Panthers: 1. Zoe GEORGE, 2. Lara AMEDURI, 14. Emily BRAMICH, 4. Lauren CONTINIBALI, 9. Clara LAY, 15. Danielle MONASTRA, 3. Rebecca SALSANO, 7. Monique NICOLAOU, 5. Tahlia PINTAUDI, 8. Elena PELLETIER, 19. Sophie NEAL, 11. Caitlin VALLELONGA, 12. Sophie PODMORE, 10. Piper BOOBYER, 16. Chelsea RUSSELL, 13. Kora-Jay COOPER, 6. Teagan MCNEIL
Yellow cards: nil
Red cards: nil

Wanneroo City: 1. Holly CAVALLI, 2. Tahlia MURFITT, 3. Emily CHANG, 5. Kayla HOGG, 12. Heather BISHOP, 16. Jacqui KANE, 18. Faye CHAMBERS, 19. Dorte MACGILLIVRAY, 9. Sheridyn GRAHAM, 10. Michelle OVEINIKOVAS, 17. Samantha DASILVA, 7. Grace BETTI, 14. Casey SOFFE, 11. Teal BENNETT, 15. Emily ROACH, 8. Alex ROBINSON, 4. Suzan TONG, 6. Karen WODZIANSKI, 99. Nicole WRIGHT, 21. Liberty WARREN.
Yellow cards: Nil
Red cards: nil


March 18, 2016 By: Penny Category: Competitions, Night Series

New Women’s State League Coach and our first female Premier Team Coach ever, Gabby Walker-Ortega, has worked hard to bring her young charges into Night Series readiness. With the support of assistant Coach Carlos Correia, the squad has trained throughout summer and achieved outstanding Night Series Results.

Their lead up Group A results

Melville 2 Redbacks 2 (Redbacks are 2015 Night Series and League Champions)

Balcatta 2 Melville 4

Queens Park 4 Melville 3


NTC 0 Melville 1

Venue for the State League Division One and Premier finals: Coker Park, Queens Park

Division OneGrand Final: 5pm Wanneroo City v Stirling Panthers
Premier Grand Final: 7.15pm Queens Park v Melville City

    • The State League Premier squad make the grand final for the night series for the first time ever
    • The newly appointed Premier Coach is Gabby Walker-Ortega
    • Gabby is the youngest coach ever of the State League Premier squad at Melville and the First female Coach of a State League squad at Melville City FC
    • The women’s State League Premier squad is the highest ranking team at Melville City FC
    • Gabby played in the Premier squad last year under previous Coach Tony Carvajal
    • The team finished mid table in the Premier State League competition in 2015
    • The squad needs players for their reserve team in 2016
    • The season proper starts Sunday April 10
    • Goalkeeper Evie Gooch, is one of the Perth Glory W League goalkeepers
    • In 2015 there were five players in the WA State Schoolgirls squad including WA Captain and Australian representative Evie Marchetti


Above: Issy Bridger (one of the youngest teenage players in the Women’s Squad)


March 18, 2016 By: Penny Category: Competitions, Night Series

Night Series Finals 2016

A time to catch up with players past and present.


Flier from Queens Park SC


March 10, 2016 By: Penny Category: Night Series

Premier League night series semifinals at Coker Park Sunday March 13

Queens Park SC
Beckenham Angels SC
5:00 PM / Sun 13 Mar
Coker Park A

FW NTC Women
Melville City FC
7:00 PM / Sun 13 Mar
Coker Park A

Division One night series finals this weekend

Wanneroo City SC
UWA-Nedlands FC
5:00 PM / Sun 13 Mar
Wanneroo A

Cockburn City SC
Stirling Panthers SC
7:00 PM / Sun 13 Mar
Wanneroo A

Night Series Handbook Round 2

February 26, 2016 By: Penny Category: Night Series

Women_s Premier League Night Series Handbook (Round 2)

Thanks to Wanneroo City FC.

The World Football Programme on 107.9fm Radio

February 26, 2016 By: Penny Category: Football in the Media, Night Series

Join The World Football Programme Team this Saturday on Radio Fremantle 107.9fm Radio for 2 hours of football from 10am WA time.
Hosts Penny Tanner and Danny Dewhurst talk with Dave Scragg, Head Coach at Wanneroo City, Football Pundit Chris Brady, Football West’s Inclusive Development Officer Gordon Duus, Sam Zeedan on the Arsenal Australia Cup and Louis Prospero on the WA Hall of Fame 20 year celebration.
The agenda includes a wrap of the mens and womens Night Series, Perth African Nations Cup Finals, womens Olympic qualifiers, Glory’s new Strategic Plan, ALeague standings and Perth Glory’s march up the table, plus an update of the FIFA congress where the new FIFA President will be elected Friday.
We’ll share some good social platforms for football news and keep you informed of the latest local and national footballing news. Supply us your club news via facebook post or text us on 0408921832 between 10-12noon this Saturday on 107.9fm.


Studio hosts this Saturday: Penny Tanner and Danny Dewhurst

Listeners are invited to text us on 0408 921 832.

Streaming live on or via the Radio Tune In App. Shows archive here


Night Series, Glory Strategic Plan, FIFA Presidential elections, Perth African Nations Cup finals, Arsenal Australia Cup, Aleague standings and ACL opening round

WA Time

David Scragg, Wanneroo City Head Coach

Night Series news and standings, Women’s Standing Committee

WA Time

Chris Brady, Football Pundit

Amateur Night Series, league predictions and Standing Committee updates

WA Time

Gordon Duus, Football West

Perth African Nations Cup finals, Inclusive programmes update

11.10-11.30 WA Time

Sam Zeedan, Arsenal Australia Cup

Fan football and Kelmscott Roos


WA Time

Louis Prospero, Hall of Fame

20 year celebration 2016