Sydney FC will continue their record of having played in every single Westfield W-League finals series after defeating the Newcastle Jets 2-0 at ANZ Stadium.
Goals from Kyah Simon and Leena Khamis mean the Sky Blues have secured a Westfield W-League finals berth with one game still to play.
Simon struck in the first half after the Jets’ Hannah Bromley gave away a penalty, before Khamis headed home a second after the break.
The Sky Blues will be the only club to have played in all 8 Westfield W-League Finals series and travel to Melbourne City next weekend for the final game of the regular season.
What They Said
Dan Barrett: “I’m very, very happy. The first step in the plan is to make the Finals and I think we deserve to be there. The game was stretched and I think that was due to the size of the pitch. We wanted to make sure that we played a little closer together, to make sure we were a bit more connected and I think once we did that we made it very difficult for Newcastle.
“Alanna Kennedy played very well today having come into the game with an injury and Teigan Allen had a very, very strong game.”
33’ SIMON PENALTY – Bromley elbows Khamis in the face inside the area bringing her to the ground. The referee awards a penalty which Kyah Simon puts to the keeper’s left, sending her the wrong way.
57’ KHAMIS GOAL - Spencer floats a great ball into the area and Khamis is left free to head home.
Sydney FC 2 (Simon pen 33’, Khamis 57’)
Newcastle Jets 0
Ground: ANZ Stadium
Referee: Kate Jacewicz
Sydney FC: 1. Michelle BETOS (gk), 2. Elizabeth RALSTON, 5. Jasmyne SPENCER, 6. Teresa POLIAS (c), 7. Nicola BOLGER (12. Olivia PRICE 84’), 9. Princess IBINI (4. Sunny FRANCO 67’), 11. Natalie TOBIN (16. Hannah BACON 91’), 14. Alanna KENNEDY, 15. Teigen ALLEN, 17. Kyah SIMON, 19. Leena KHAMIS.
Subs not used: 18. Sham KHAMIS (gk).
Newcastle Jets: 1. Hannah SOUTHWELL (gk), 4. Megan OYSTER, 5. Caprice DYDASCO, 6. Cassidy DAVIS (16. Siahn BOZANIC 74’), 7. Gema SIMON (c), 9. Tara ANDREWS, 10. Rhali DOBSON (15. Elizabeth COPUS-BROWN 64’), 12. Chloe LOGARZO, 14. Brooke MILLER, 17. Jenna KINGSLEY (18. Clare WHEELER 64’) , 19. Hannah BROMLEY.
Subs not used: 20. Claire COELHO (gk).
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