Macarthur Rams held to 0-0 draw at home by Spirit

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Macarthur dropped points for the first time this season, with NWS Spirit keeping the top of the table Rams to a 0-0 draw at Lynwood Park on Easter Monday.

The Rams entered the Round 5 of the National Premier Leagues Women’s NSW competition fixture in first place on the ladder and full of confidence after winning all of their games so far this campaign.

Spirit on the other hand were yet to win a game this campaign, and will have been focused on derailing the Rams as they sought to get their own season back on track.

Both teams had limited chances in the early stages of the match, with neither side willing to give an inch defensively.

The Rams kept their focus on retaining possession and moving up the field in a calculated manner, whereas Spirit were quick to counter whenever they won the ball back.

The mammoth defensive effort of both sides continued into the second half, as both backlines sought to maintain a high level of urgency and focus to prevent even the slightest of chances.

The closest either side came to breaking the deadlock came in the 83rd minute when Spirit goalkeeper Mio Nemoto was caught out by a quality Rams free-kick, leaving Bronte Trew with a half a chance to get a shot on target away in a crowded area.

However, she was only able to unleash a rushed finish.

Although the match would end 0-0, credit must be given to both sides for the determined display in defence.

Elsewhere in the women’s competition, it was raining goals – 11 to be exact – in the Bulls FC Academy versus Sydney Olympic clash.

Unfortunately for the Bulls women it was Sydney Olympic that got the chocolates with a 7-4 victory.

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