ICYMI: Westfield W-League Round 3 wrap
The Westfield W-League is up and running with an action-packed Round 3 delivering plenty of talking points.
Catch up on all the action with our Monday morning wrap.
UNITED UPSET PERTH
Adelaide United knocked off current competition leaders Perth Glory with a commanding 3-1 win at home.
The first three points of the season for the Reds wrapped up courtesy of a classy Makenzy Doniak hat-trick.
With Matildas star Sam Kerr sidelined with a leg injury, Glory had no answers to a fast starting Adelaide outfit that netted their first after just four minutes.
An unfortunately well-hit own goal by United’s Emma Checker the only blemish on an otherwise promising performance by the Reds.
BRISBANE BOUNCE BACK
After a 4-1 thrashing at the hands of Glory last time out, the Roar rebounded quickly to knock off the Wanderers 1-0 in Western Sydney.
A free-kick from Brisbane defender Carson Pickett the difference between the two sides.
Both Rosie Sutton and Lee Falkon went close for the Wanderers but a solid performance from Roar keeper MacKenzie Arnold was enough to keep them at bay.
SKY BLUES POOR START CONTINUES
Canberra United ensured Sydney FC tasted a third straight defeat to start their W-League season with an 85th minute winner from Michelle Heyman handing Heather Garriock’s side their first win of the season.
After opening the scoring in the 13th minute, it would be Heyman who also had the final say of the game as Canberra came from 2-1 down to win 3-2.
It was a fitting result for United veteran Ashleigh Sykes who got to celebrate her 100th W-League appearance with a much needed three points.
It’s a worrying start for the Sky Blues who finished third last season before crashing out in the semi-finals to the Glory.
CITY FLEX THEIR MUSCLE AGAINST JETS
City’s all-star attack showed what they’re capable of as Patrick Kisnorbo’s side came from behind to sink the Jets 5-2.
An uncharacteristic mistake from Melbourne’s shot-stopper Lydia Williams allowed the Jets to take a 2-1 lead early in the first half with Katie Stengel netting a five-minute double.
But City’s stars produced doubles of their own with Larissa Crummer and Welsh wizard Jessica Fishlock ensuring consecutive wins for last season’s Champions.
Fishlock’s two goals were particularly impressive with an acrobatic effort in the 54th minute trumped by a long-range stunner 20 minutes later.
After three rounds, every team has tasted defeat with Sydney FC the only side yet to savour victory in what’s shaping to be a tight season ahead.