Illawarra seal passage to finals

FINALS BOUND: Illawarra's Danika Matos. Picture: GEORGIA MATTS
FINALS BOUND: Illawarra's Danika Matos. Picture: GEORGIA MATTS

The Illawarra Stingrays locked in a home final berth and an all-important double chance in the post-season after edging out Northern Tigers on the last day of the campaign. 

The Rays came from a goal down to snatch a vital three points in a crucial 2-1 victory at North Turramurra Recreational Area on Sunday afternoon. 

The important win ensured Carmelina Moscato’s squad finished second on the NSW Women’s National Premier League ladder behind regular season champions Sydney University. 

University finished two points clear of Illawarra at the top of the league to earn a break for the first week of finals.

The Stingrays will host old rivals Macarthur Rams in their opening post-season match next Sunday, with the winner taking on the Students.

Manly United – who drew 2-2 with University on the final day of the campaign – will play host to Football NSW Institute in the elimination final. 

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