Front two win again - Round 5 Review

Melbourne City and Sydney FC remain virtually inseparable at the top of the Westfield W-League standings after the pair earned tough away wins over Brisbane Roar and Newcastle Jets respectively.

The pair are equal on 12 points after winning 2-1 on Sunday, though Melbourne City are one goal clear and they also have a match in hand.

Canberra United lost touch with the leading pair after they were held 2-2 at Adelaide United on Saturday evening.

Meanwhile, Perth Glory moved up to fourth with a solid 2-0 away win over Melbourne Victory.

Next weekend’s action includes Brisbane Roar hosting Adelaide United in front of the Fox Sports/ABC TV cameras, while Canberra United visit champions Melbourne City on Saturday in a potentially epic match-up.


Adelaide United 2 (Racheal Quigley 32’, Hannah Brewer 54’ O.G.)
Canberra United 2 (Ellie Brush 26’, Hayley Raso 83’)

Saturday 3 December 2016
Venue: Elite Systems Football Centre
Kick-Off: 7:00PM

Referee: Lara Lee

Adelaide United: Eliza Campbell (gk), Emily Hodgson, Monica, Stella Rigon (c) (Alexandra Chidiac 46’), Racheal Quigley (Georgia Iannella 68’), Sofia Huerta, Adriana Jones, Grace Abbey (Isabella Scalzi 88’), Georgia Campagnale, Danielle Colaprico, Katie Naughton

Substitutes – Sarah Willacy (gk)

Cautions – none

Canberra United: Trudy Burke (gk), Yukari Kinga, Jenna McCormick, Ellie Brush, Hayley Raso (Nickoletta Flannery 93’), Grace Maher, Michelle Heyman (c), Hannah Brewer, Celeste Boureille, Ashleigh Sykes, Stephanie Ochs

Substitutes: Georgia Boric (gk), Clare Hunt, Karly Roestbakken

Cautions: Hayley Raso 84’


Newcastle Jets 1 (Jen Hoy 47’)
Sydney FC 2 (Kyah Simon 17’ pen, Nicola Bolger 47’)

Sunday 4 December 2016
Venue: McDonald Jones Stadium
Kick-Off: 2:30PM

Referee: Kelly Jones

Newcastle Jets: Katelyn Rowland (gk), Sophie Nenadovic (Elizabeth Copus-Brown 79’), Megan Oyster, Arin Gilliland, Cassidy Davis, Gema Simon (c), Jen Hoy, Jenna Kingsley (Tara Pender 69’), Rhali Dobson (Grace Macintyre 59’), Clare Wheeler, Ashlee Brodigan

Substitutes – Claire Coelho (gk)

Cautions – Grace Macintyre 60’

Sydney FC: Sham Khamis (gk), Teresa Polias (c), Remy Siemsen (Princess Ibini 69’), Liz Ralston, Nicola Bolger (Hannah Bacon 87’), Natalie Tobin, Olivia Price (Servet Uzunlar 46’), Georgia Yeoman-Dale, Alanna Kennedy, Kyah Simon, Leena Khamis

Substitutes – Sarah Easthope (gk)

Cautions – none


Melbourne Victory 0
Perth Glory 2 (Rosie Sutton 17’, Vanessa DiBernardo 65’)

Sunday 4 December 2016
Venue: Lakeside Stadium
Kick-Off: 4:00PM

Referee: Rebecca Durcau

Melbourne Victory: Bethany Mason-Jones (gk), Alexandra Natoli, Alexandra Cheal, Annabel Martin, Lia Privitelli, Natasha Dowie, Christine Nairn, Melindaj Barbieri (Gulcan Koca 70’), Adriano Taranto (Ayesha Norrie 62’), Samantha Johnson, Kariah White (Laura Spiranovic 59’)

Substitutes – Emily Kenshole (gk)

Cautions – Samantha Johnson 31’, Alexandra Natoli 87’

Perth Glory: Melissa Maizels (gk) (Gabrielle Dal Busco 45+4’), Sarah Carroll, Kim Carroll, Alyssa Mautz, Nicole Stanton, Rosie Sutton, Vanessa DiBernardo, Jaymee Gibbons (Shawn Billam 33’), Natasha Rigby, Sam Kerr, Arianna Romero

Substitutes – Caitlin Doeglas, Patricia Charalambous

Cautions – Sarah Carroll 69’, Shawn Billam 84’


Brisbane Roar 1 (Katrina Gorry 2’)
Melbourne City 2 (Jess Fishlock 6’, Erika Tymrak 25’)

Sunday 4 December 2016
Venue: A.J. Kelly Field
Kick-Off: 4:00PM

Referee: Kate Jacewicz

Brisbane Roar: Mackenzie Arnold (gk), Nina Frausing-Pedersen, Amy Chapman, Clare Polkinghorne (c), Angela Beard, Katrina Gorry, Maili Forbes (Allira Toby 46’), Tameka Butt (Brooke Spence 88’), Summer O’Brien, Emily Gielnik, Madlyn Evans (Kaitlyn Torpey 75’)

Substitutes – Georgina Worth (gk)

Cautions – Maili Forbes 34’, Tameka Butt 86’

Melbourne City: Lydia Williams (gk), Teigen Allen, Lauren Barnes, Laura Alleway, Aivi Luik (Melina Ayres 77’), Steph Catley (c), Jess Fishlock, Erika Tymrak, Rebekah Stott, Amy Jackson (Beverly Goebel 62’), Marianna Tabain

Substitutes – Erin Hudson (gk), Tyla Jay Vlajnic

Cautions – Lauren Barnes 94’


Western Sydney Wanderers – BYE