The Weekly Wrap

Adisu Bayew

The Western United weekend wrap up is a quick-fire around the grounds summary of results from our NPL 3 men’s and NPLW women’s teams.

This report sums up the games from the weekend ending Sunday 27 June 2021.

NPL 3 – Western United Academy Teams

Both Western United academy teams were looking to get back to winning ways, with a good opportunity to do so against Whittlesea Ranges.

In the seniors, Whittlesea were on a winless run of six games coming into this fixture, and Ante Moric’s side extended that with a 2-1 victory.

Manny Aguek continued his outstanding goal scoring run with a match-winning brace, taking him up to six goals in his last four games and 11 for the season overall, now the outright league-leading total.

A-League left-back Dalibor Markovic made his first appearance for the academy as he looks to work his way to full fitness for next season after suffering an ankle injury in April.

The Under-21’s side had a more comfortable time of it at Epping Stadium, with a comprehensive 5-0 victory on Sunday.

A first half double from James Tountas set United on its way before Greg Siamoa, Jake Najdovski and an own goal completed the rout in the second period.

The two wins leave both teams in strong positions in their respective leagues. The seniors remain in third place but move closer to the top after Preston Lions drew with Melbourne Victory, while the Under-21’s sit seventh.

NPL 3 vs Whittlesea Ranges

Final score: 2-1 win

Goal scorers: M.Aguek (43’, 59’)

NPL 3 Under 21’s vs Melbourne Victory

Final score: 5-0 win

Goal scorers: J.Tountas (22’, 30’), G.Siamoa (49’), J.Najdovski (70’), L.Walker (OG, 80’)

NPLW – Calder United

The Calder United senior sides had a big weekend at Knox Regional Football Centre, with the seniors facing FV Emerging and the Under-19 girls going up against the undefeated NTC U17 side.

The seniors earned a hugely important 2-0, with two first half goals taking the side above FV Emerging and into third on the table.

Aleksandra Sinclair scored her 10th goal of the season with a second half penalty to wrap up the result after Adriana Taranto had opened the scoring inside the opening 10 minutes.

On what was a dreary Saturday afternoon, the Under-19’s side had earlier fallen just short of being the first team to take points off NTC U17, going down 2-1 in a competitive clash.

NPLW vs FV Emerging

Final score: 2-0 win

Goal scorers: A.Taranto (8’), A.Sinclair (43’ pen.).

NPLW Girls Under 19’s vs NTC U17

Final score: 1-2 loss

Goal scorer: A.Ramel


NPL Seniors

Geelong SC vs Western United

Saturday, 10 July

Kick-off: 5:30pm

Stead Park

NPL Under 21’s

Details as above with kick-off at 3:15pm.

Click here for Western United’s 2021 NPL3 fixture

NPLW Seniors

Calder United vs Box Hill

Friday, 9 July

Kick-off: 8:00pm

Keilor Park Recreation Reserve

NPLW Girls Under 19’s

Details as above with kick-off at 6:00pm.

Click here for Calder United’s 2021 NPLW fixture.