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Day Date Venue Opposition Result F A Scorers Memories
Sun Nov 21 away Macarthur draw 1 1 Hooper (pen) Match moved to Newcastle (pitch conditions), rain, Rufer first game as captain, Piscopo tripped in box, Hooper smacked pen down the middle. Piscopo limped off. Ball excellent. Ex-Nix keeper Kurto made some fine saves to deny us. Nix controlled first half, Bulls came back.
Sat Nov 27 'home' Central Coast Mrns win 2 1 Hooper, Sotirio Their keeper falls over, Hooper bundles in a close range effort. Laws stuffs up a backpass and gifts the Mariners a goal. Sotirio scores from edge of the box, tucking it through defenders and inside the far post. Old subs on, wins a pen. Waine steps up, Piscopo throws a wobbly about it. Pen saved. Debut for Pennington, replacing captain Rufer.
Fri Dec 3 'home' Westn Syd Wandrrs loss 0 2   Controlled quite a bit of the play, had a goal by Josh Laws disallowed for offside. Hemed scored, though the Nix are protesting that he fouled in the lead up and VAR didn't look at it. Sail came up for a late corner and Wanderers broke away to add a second. Fullbacks Elliot and McGarry worked really hard and contributed a lot.
Tues Dec 7 away Western United win 1 0 (B. Waine) FFA Cup tie. Very young team, debuts for lots. Fenton cross, Waine excellent header. Captain Sail a couple of good saves. Old and Waine worked hard. Sam Sutton back from injury.
Fri Dec 10 away Newcastle Jets loss 0 4   Jets full on attack, Nix didn't cope well with it. Hooper now heading home for three weeks.
Tues Dec 14 away Avondale win 4 1 (Sotirio (2), Waine, L. Prso) FFA Cup. Neat pass from Ball puts Sotirio in for a great finish. Waine header puts Sotirio through and he lobs the keeper in superb style. Rufer header turned in by Waine. Avondale man sent off for bad tackle on Fenton. Avondale scored later after pressure. Ball to Elliot to Prso to touch in.
Sun Dec 19 away Sydney FC loss 1 2 Waine Poor defence in first half, ball watching for goal. Sail went off injured. Alex Paulsen did well in goal, several saves. Ben Old made impact as sub, volley pounced on by Waine to score goal.
Wed Dec 22 away Melbourne City pp       FFA Cup Quarter Final. Postponed.
Mon Dec 27 away Central Coast Mrns pp       Covid, postponed.
Sat Jan 1 away Adelaide United loss 0 4   Paulsen good in goal. Ref's decisions helped Adelaide. Cheap penalty. Three players including captain Rufer subbed at half time when we were 1 - 0 down. Sotirio out with covid. Hooper couldn't travel to Adelaide having been overseas. Tim Payne showing leadership.
Wed Jan 5 away Melbourne City win 0 (4) 0 (3)   FFA Cup Quarter Final. Missing lots of players with covid. Rufer centre back. City soft pen given, blasted over top. Sotirio header goal ruled out for some foul or other. Fenton butchered a good cross from Sotirio. Pennington and Lwis good in centre midfield. Extra time 0 - 0. Penalties. Paulsen saves 1st one. Waino blasts it in. Laws over the top. Paulsen saves the 3rd one. Fenton's is saved. Rufer's is saved. Sotirio scores. 2 - 2 after five. Lewis scores. Paulsen saves. Pennington scores! We're in the semis!
Wed Jan 5 'home' Brisbane Roar pp        
Sat Jan 8 'home' Newcastle Jets pp        
Sun Jan 16 away Perth Glory pp        
Fri Jan 21 'home' Western United          
Sat Jan 29 away Melbourne Victory         FFA Cup semi final
  more to be added          

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Gary Hooper 2
Jaushua Sotirio 1 (+ 2 Cup)
Ben Waine 1 (+ 2 Cup)
Luka Prso (1 Cup)

      A League WOMEN          
Day Date Venue Opposition Result F A Scorers Memories
Fri Dec 3 'home' Westn Syd Wandrrs draw 0 0   Debuts for everyone! Really pressurised the Wanderers. Very young lineup, deserved their point.
Fri Dec 10 away Newcastle Jets loss 1 5 A. Pritchard Jets too strong, Nix gave ball away too often. A late goal to Ava Pritchard brought some joy, the first Nix goal in the league.
Sun Dec 19 away Sydney FC loss 0 3   Made Sydney work for it. Mackenzie Barry strong in defence.
Mon Dec 27 'home' Newcastle Jets loss 0 1   Good performance. Jets late winner bundling the rebound from a good Lily Alfeld save onto the crossbar over the line. Commited defence, created several chances. Wisnewski tackled hard in midfield.
Thur Dec 30 'home' Sydney FC loss 0 5   Poor defending in first half, 0 - 5 at half time. Refereeing did us no favours either. Better defending in second half, Kate Taylor strong, Saskia Vosper good tackles, Alyssa Whynham good attacking runs.
Sun Jan 9 away Melbourne City loss 0 4   Much better performance than score. Several good scoring chances created. McMeeken good crosses from right back. Taylor again strong tackles. A couple of goalmouth scrambles conceded, plus underhit header to keeper and a strong shot from 20m beat keeper Alfeld at near post.
Sun Jan 16 'home' Brisbane Roar loss 2 3 A. Whynham, G. Jale Keeper Alfeld saves penalty then the followup. Soon after Whynham scores, curling shot in from inside the box. Jale scores with a header from close range after a corner. Nix lead 2 - 0. Roar come back and are awarded a late pemalty to win.
Fri Jan 21 away Adelaide United          
Sun Jan 30 away Perth Glory          
  Feb 6 'home' Melbourne Victory          
  more to be added          


Ava Pritchard 1
Alyssa Whynham 1
Grace Jale 1

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