They have made a flying start to the season with two ruthless performances in three Herald Women’s Premier League outings and Cassidy Davis is urging her side to keep the momentum going.
ON FIRE: Warners Bay player-coach Cassidy Davis has scored nine goals in three games this Herald Women’s Premier League season. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers
The Warners Bay player-coach has beenintegral. She produced a four-goal haulin an opening-round 8-1 win over South Wallsend then, on Wednesday night, the Jets centre-back scored five in an 8-2 victory against newcomers New Lambton.
Wedged in between the lop-sided affairs was a 1-1 draw with Adamstown and a performance Davis described as “soft, slow and lethargic” and Warners Bay answered her demands for a more clinical effort against the Eagles.
It was a slick performance against New Lambton and Davis wants to see another one when they travel to Thornton Park on Sunday to play the Redbacks.
“We were disappointed after the Adamstown game and knew we were nowhere near as good as we could be,” Davis said.
“The most pleasing thing was we worked on something and everyone executed it.
“We were creative, we had energy, we had a lot of movement and we worked hard.
“We need to go on with it now. We want to keep going and stay on the front foot.”
It will be the third game in eight days for Warners Bay.
Defending champions Merewether backed up a 4-0 win over Wallsend last weekend with a 4-2 victory overAdamstown in a rescheduled fixture on Thursday night.
They complete their own tough eight-day stretch by taking on South Wallsend at Walker Fields on Sunday.
In a devastating blow for United, key midfielder Grace Macintyre sustaineda potentially season-ending knee injury against Rosebud.
South Wallsend will again be missing key players through injury, suspension and unavailability and coach Brad Parkes said it was“a little bit like a revolving door at the moment”.
They host United after going down 5-1to New Lambton last weekend.
“The start of our season has been a bit hit and miss and we haven’t been able to put the same team on the park yet, but we just need to get through this week and then we will get a few back and can start to get a bit more stability,” Parkes said.
“We’re expecting a very tough game. We’ve obviously leaked a few goals and the main thing we’ve worked on this week has been to tighten up a bit more defensively.”
Rosebud are at home to Wallsend on Sunday and will look to bounce back from their midweek defeat.
Wallsend meet Adamstown after their own loss to United. Itis the first of three games in a tough eight-day stretch for the Red Devils, who meet Thornton midweek before Warners Bay in round five.
“We were flat from the word go last weekend,” Wallsend coach Marc Hingston said. “The girls felt like they let themselves down andthey’re really keen to turn it around.
“You can always expect the same from Adamstown.They always compete and they are one team you know you’ve always have to turn up against.”
All games kick off at 2.30pm on Sunday. New Lambton have the bye.