Calling all women aged 16 and over who are looking for a fun, social and active program – no experience necessary!

Barnstoneworth United Football Club – Central Coast (Barnies for short) are looking for any ladies who want to learn the basics of football (soccer), run by an experienced coach in a fun, non-judgemental and non-competitive environment. Read more

Even though we went into the game unbeaten we were looking for a big improvement this weekend. We hadn’t started well in any of the previous games, so our focus was on arriving early and putting in a good warm up. 4 minutes into the game and Angelique fired a us into a 1-0 lead following a lovely passing move and a typical energetic explosive Ange run. I can’t remember who scored next but I think it was Chloe and then Libby – (I really should have written this earlier!)… Either way, it was great to watch as the girls in red and white dominated the possession and put into practice everything we had worked on at training.

Half time 3-0.

After a very positive team talk at half time those of us on the sidelines were expecting more of the same… we got there eventually but the first 10 minutes saw us playing a slightly different brand of football that we hope we don’t see again too soon; during which Kariong managed to  scramble home a goal from a very well taken corner.  Maybe we’ll skip the half time team talk next week and do another warm up instead! At 3-1 we did look a bit nervous but we were soon 4-1 up and thanks to Kelly K, or maybe Libby?!! Who cares what order they went in, we scored another 2 and all 6 goals were the result of some excellent team work typified by the last goal…

Player of the day Sarah won the ball looked up and played it in to the feet of Alicia on the half way line, she controlled it turned and played a sublime ball that cut through the defence setting Kelly King free. All she had to do was run 40 yards and put it into the back of the net, which of course she did, making it look all too easy.

An early season top of the table clash next week.

Final Score: Barnstoneworth 6-2 Kariong

Goal scorers: Kelly King (2) Libby Gouw (2) Angelique HeunisChloe McDonough

Saturday night and we were looking forward to our first Sunday with a full squad. Fast forward a few hours and we were down to 13 and 2 minutes to kick off and we only had 9. Thankfully Libby, Chloe and Cloe arrived while the captains were taking part in the coin toss and we started with 11 on the field and a sub. (apparently Berkley Vale is quite hard to find!)

With Kelly K at home sick, Libby took the gloves and was the busiest of the 2 keepers for much of the first half. Her diving save at full stretch kept us in the game at 0-0 as Berkley had the better of the opening 10 minutes. Sadly Bec was forced out of the game with a recurring injury after only 15 minutes leaving us with only 1 sub. (Angelique had now arrived!)

The young Berkley team continued to press but a solid defence and alert Libby in goal did a great job at keeping them at bay.  Our midfield were trying to break free at every opportunity and finally a stunning strike from Beth (toe punt) from 20 yards smashed the back of the net for her first goal in red and white and we took a 1-0 lead.

It was more of the same as the half continued. A few instructions from the coach to striker Chloe for her to drop deeper led to her picking up the ball just inside our half, what happened next was all her own work. Chloe Maradona, Ronaldo McDonough turned and started dribbling across the half way line at pace, she beat one defender, then another and another. As she entered the box the keeper tried to make herself as big as possible but she was no match for the delicate chip into the far corner for a beautiful individual goal. 2-0.
Half Time and a mystery illness suddenly saw Cloé withdraw from the game and spend the next 40 minutes emptying the contents of her stomach!

With only 11 fit players the second half was always gonna be tough but tough is what this team is fast becoming! Chloe made it 3-0 before Berkley got one back. A gritty, hardworking performance made sure that was a mere consolation for the girls in blue.
Special mention to player of the day Sarah who was immense as usual at the back, a battling performance from Jayne and a clean sheet for Kelly L who went in goal for the last 15.

Goals: Chloe McGonough (2), Beth Watt

Barnstoneworth Women's All-Age Team

A late pitch inspection by the referee nearly saw the game called off but the coaches from both team convinced him that ‘it wasn’t too bad!’ 10 minutes in and it seemed like the girls were literally stuck in the mud of their own half as East Gosford piled on the pressure with wave after wave of attacks. Read more

With 5 minutes to kick off, 9 players completed their warm up as Chloe McDonough trudged slowly across the field from the carpark without a care in the world. Bek was
asleep somewhere under a tree and Libby waited patiently in her car for her Mum to bring her some socks! Not the ideal preparation for our first game of the season, or
maybe it was! Read more