Hills United FC suffered a shock defeat at the hands of St George FC as the race for the top four places in the FNSW League One Women’s got closer.
A Maddison Farmer goal in the 27th minute separated the teams as the Hills United were unable to convert their chances to slide to their third loss of the football season, which they had dominated from the start. The three substitutes the Hills United made in the second half did not bring the result that coach Alan Tasses would have wished as the game slipped away from them.
The defeat could not have come at a worse time for the Hills United who need to win all their remaining games to regain their top position and hope their nearest rivals lose some matches.
Hills United still have a match in hand as they trail table leaders Gladesville Ravens (58) by three points at the end of the 23rd round last weekend. The Saints moved to third place on 45 points, level with Northbridge Bulls FC.
After flying high and unbeaten for much of the season, Hills United have stumbled a bit but can still lift the Premiership.
This Sunday, July 31, Hills United take on bottom rungers South East Phoenix FC at the South Nowra Football Complex at 3.15pm.
On paper, Hills United should be able to pocket a handsome win because South East Phoenix are yet to rise up this season, having just three wins to their name from 20 games. Last weekend, South East Phoenix crashed to their 17th defeat this season, going down 0-2 to Camden Tigers.
It will provide the visitors the ideal opportunity to fire up their campaign for the premiership.