City, Sky Blues sit top - Round 4 Review

Three teams at the top became two after Round Four of the Westfield W-League as Sydney FC and Melbourne City both won.

Sydney FC defeated Adelaide United 2-0, while Melbourne City secured a 3-0 derby win over Melbourne Victory with Jess Fishlock scoring twice.

The pair moved to nine points, though City have a match in hand.

Canberra United rediscovered their goalscoring form with a thumping 5-2 win over Newcastle Jets, as prolific striker Michelle Heyman hit a double.

Meanwhile, Brisbane Roar continued their strong early season form with a 2-0 victory at Western Sydney Wanderers to sit two points off the pace in third.

Next weekend’s action is highlighted by Newcastle Jets hosting Sydney FC on Sunday, with the match to be broadcast live on Fox Sports/ABC TV, while Brisbane Roar host champions Melbourne City on the same day in a crucial match-up.


Western Sydney Wanderers 0
Brisbane Roar 2 (Amy Chapman 28’, Tameka Butt 38’)

Saturday 26 November 2016

Marconi Stadium, Sydney

Kick-off: 3pm

Referee: Rebecca Durcau

Western Sydney Wanderers: Jada Whyman (gk), Caitlin Cooper (c), Kendall Fletcher, Erica Halloway, Katie Stengel (Sarah Yatim 70’), Paige Nielsen, Rachel Lowe (Georgia Plessas 46’), Eliza Ammendolia (Chloe O’Brien 62’), Alexis Arlitt, Ellie Carpenter, Alix Roberts

Substitutes – Casey Dumont (gk)

Cautions – none

Brisbane Roar: Mackenzie Arnold (gk), Nina Frausing-Pedersen, Amy Chapman (Brooke Spence 46’), Clare Polkinghorne (c), Angela Beard, Katrina Gorry, Maili Forbes, Tameka Butt, Summer O’Brien, Emily Gielnik (Sunny Franco 82’), Madlyn Evans (Allira Toby 68’)

Substitutes – Georgina Worth (gk)

Cautions – Clare Polkinghorne 40’, Madlyn Evans 51’, Katrina Gorry 84’


Canberra United 5 (Michelle Heyman 19’, 52’, Stephanie Ochs 33’, Grace Maher 65’, Nickoletta Flannery 92’)
Newcastle Jets 2 (Rhali Dobson 63’, Jen Hoy 88’)

Saturday 26 November 2016
McKellar Park, Canberra
Kick-off: 4pm

Referee: Kate Jacewicz

Canberra United: Trudy Burke (gk), Yukari Kinga, Jenna McCormick, Ellie Brush (Karly Roestbakken 83’), Hayley Raso, Grace Maher, Michelle Heyman (c), Hannah Brewer, Celeste Boureille (Clare Hunt 59’), Ashleigh Sykes (Nickoletta Flannery 74’), Stephanie Ochs

Substitutes: Georgia Boric (gk)

Cautions: Ellie Brush 72’

Newcastle Jets: Claire Coelho (gk), Sophie Nenadovic (Grace McIntyre 69’), Elizabeth O’Reilly, Megan Oyster, Arin Gilliland (Ashley Brodigan 79’), Cassidy Davis, Gema Simon (c), Emma Stanbury (Clare Wheeler 46’), Jen Hoy, Jenna Kingsley, Rhali Dobson

Substitutes – Annalee Grove (gk)

Cautions – none


Melbourne City 3 (Jess Fishlock 65’, 76’, Steph Catley 75’)
Melbourne Victory 0

Sunday 27 November 2016
AAMI Park, Melbourne
Kick-off: 2.30pm

Referee: Katie Patterson

Melbourne City: Lydia Williams (gk), Teigen Allen, Laura Alleway, Aivi Luik, Steph Catley (c), Jess Fishlock, Erika Tymrak (Jacynta Galabadaarachchi 83’), Rebekah Stott, Melina Ayres, Amy Jackson, Marianna Tabain (Tyla Jay Vlajnic 86’)

Substitutes – Kelsey Quinn (gk), Olivia Ellis

Cautions – none

Melbourne Victory: Bianca Henninger (gk) (Bethany Mason-Jones 69’), Alexandra Natoli, Alexandra Cheal, Annabel Martin, Lia Privitelli, Ayesha Norrie (Laura Spiranovic 65’), Natasha Dowie, Christine Nairn, Melindaj Barbieri (Rachel Alonso 80’), Adriano Taranto, Samantha Johnson

Substitutes – Gulcan Koca

Cautions – Samantha Johnson 41’


Sydney FC 2 (Remy Siemsen 42’, Emily Hodgson 85’ own goal)
Adelaide United 0

Sunday 27 November 2016
Seymour Shaw, Sydney
Kick-off: 5pm

Referee: Rachel Mitchenson

Sydney FC: Sham Khamis (gk), Teresa Polias (c), Remy Siemsen (Princess Ibini 84’), Liz Ralston, Nicola Bolger, Caitlin Foord (Hannah Bacon 46’), Georgia Yeoman-Dale, Natalie Tobin, Olivia Price, Alanna Kennedy, Leena Khamis (Gabe Marzano 86’)

Substitutes – Sarah Easthope (gk)

Cautions – Georgia Yeoman-Dale 65’, Teresa Polias 89’

Adelaide United: Eliza Campbell (gk), Emily Hodgson, Monica, Ally Ladas (Racheal Quigley 59’), Stella Rigon (c), Sofia Huerta, Grace Abbey (Georgia Iannella 70’), Georgia Campagnale, Isabella Scalzi (Dragana Kljajic 80’), Danielle Colaprico, Katie Naughton

Substitutes – Sarah Willacy (gk)

Cautions – none


Perth Glory – BYE