ICYMI: Westfield W-League Round 13 wrap

The Westfield W-League dished up 22 goals in four fantastic games over the weekend. If you missed any of the action we’ve got you covered with our Monday morning wrap of all the action.

Catch up now with our Round 13 wrap!

Melbourne Victory 1-2 Sydney FC

The Sky Blues continued their impressive march into the finals but they were forced to fight hard for it against a gutsy Victory on Australia Day.

First half goals from Taylor Ray and Chloe Logarzo had Ante Juric’s side in firm control before Lia Privitelli’s halved the deficit with a clinical header just after the break.

And the visitors had to withstand some nervy moments late on to make it eight-games unbeaten.

While Victory won’t be playing finals, Sydney FC have ensured the race for the Premiership with Brisbane Roar will go down to the final round.

Sydney FC

Canberra United 1-5 Newcastle Jets

Canberra missed the chance to jump into the top four when they were crushed by an Emily van Egmond and Katie Stengel-inspired Jets at McKellar Park on Sunday.

It was a huge win for the Hunter club, who have ensured themselves a Westfield W-League finals berth for just the second time in the club’s history.

Stengel smashed a hat-trick for the Jets, while van Egmond bagged a brace to keep their top-two hopes alive, while United will now need results to go their way to play finals football.


Adelaide United 2-4 Brisbane Roar

Roar survived a huge scare to put one hand on the Premiers’ Plate with a thrilling come-from-behind win at Marden Sports Complex.

Despite taking an early lead, the league-leaders found themselves trailing 2-1 in the second half after goals from Mekenzy Doniak and Emily Condon.

But the visitors showed their class to respond with three goals, including a classy lob finish from Westfield Matildas attacker Emily Gielnik late on.

While the Reds will have to settle for the wooden spoon, Roar need just a point from their last match with Canberra to finish as the Premiers.

Brisbane Roar

Perth Glory 3-4 Western Sydney Wanderers

Glory were involved in another goal-fest in the west but were on the wrong end of a seven-goal thriller to officially end their finals hopes.

In a major upset, the young Wanderers jumped out to an early lead before Sam Kerr (two) and Rachel Hill turned things around after the break.

But in a crazy end to the match the visitors missed a penalty and then scored two goals in the last few minutes to snatch an incredible win.

Wanderers celebrate