Round 7 of the Victorian Women’s Premier League saw the first Grand Final rematch of the season, but in a departure from the normal order of things, neither of the teams involved occupies top spot on the WPL ladder. Ashburton has leapt to the top of the standings after two wins in quick succession, with Box Hill close behind after its victory over Heidelberg, while the spoils were shared between Preston and Altona.
Round 14 of the Victorian Women’s Premier League again demonstrated the ability of the league to throw up surprises this year, with Preston going within a whisker of upsetting Ashburton before settling for a point. Elsewhere, South and Casey shared the points as well, with Heidelberg United triumphing over Bendigo Vipers.
A quirk of scheduling meant that Round 6 of the Victorian Women’s Premier League saw all teams face opposition that was adjacent to them on the ladder, and results generally favoured the teams with the marginally higher ladder position. There were wins for Bendigo and Heidelberg, with Altona City also saluting for the first time this season.
Round 5 of the Victorian Women’s Premier League was, to say the least, somewhat brief, with only two matches taking place. In those fixtures, Ashburton enjoyed a big win, while the points were shared between Box Hill and Sandringham.
Round 4 of the Victorian Women’s Premier League produced plenty of excitement, with each of the three games played over the weekend producing at least four goals. Box Hill and Ashburton were big winners, while Preston chalked up its first win in a nailbiter, and South Melbourne was rocked by the resignation of its coach.
Three teams remain unbeaten in the Victorian Women’s Premier League, after Round 3 was played out over the weekend.
After a ‘gala’ opening round to the season, normal service was resumed in the Women’s Premier League, as the teams returned to their home grounds and kick off times. It was business as usual for some teams, with Heidelberg and Ashburton chalking up victories, but the surprise of the round came in regional Victoria, as Bendigo held Box Hill Inter to a draw.
The Victorian Women’s Premier League kicked off this weekend, with all teams playing their Round One matches at DISC in something of a gala opening to the season.
Prestons Lions have appointed Spiro Thalassinos as the new coach of their premier league women’s team in an attempt to reverse the fortunes of the side which finished third last in 2009.