Sky Blues lay down marker amid draws – Round 10 review

Sydney FC ended Round 10 with a handy lead at the top of the standings after a stunning 6-1 win over in-form Canberra United on Tuesday.

The Sky Blues inflicted a club record defeat against Canberra to open up a four-point lead at the summit with four rounds remaining.

Sydney’s cause was helped by draws for their main challengers. Second-placed Perth Glory were held 1-1 at home by Newcastle Jets, as were fourth-placed Melbourne City as Adelaide United visited.

The round opened on Sunday where Natasha Dowie starred with a sensational hat-trick as Melbourne Victory collected a 4-1 win at Brisbane Roar for their first win of the season.

Round 11 will be a massive match-up for TV viewers to enjoy as Sydney FC host champions Melbourne City on Fox Sports/ABC TV.

Brisbane Roar 1 (Amy Chapman 42’)
Melbourne Victory 4 (Laura Spiranovic 18’, Natasha Dowie 45’, 72’, 93’)

Sunday 1 January 2017
AJ Kelly Field, Brisbane
Kick-off: 4pm

Referee: Lara Lee

Brisbane Roar: Mackenzie Arnold (gk), Nina Frausing-Pedersen, Amy Chapman (Sunny Franco 65’), Clare Polkinghorne (c), Angela Beard (Brooke Spence 85’), Kaitlyn Torpey, Katrina Gorry, Tameka Butt, Summer O’Brien (Allira Toby 65’), Emily Gielnik, Madlyn Evans

Substitutes – Georgina Worth (gk)

Cautions – Angela Beard 55’, Sunny Franco 88’

Melbourne Victory: Bianca Henninger (gk), Alexandra Natoli, Alexandra Gummer, Annabel Martin, Natasha Dowie, Christine Nairn (c), Laura Spiranovic (Melindaj Barbieri 88’), Adriana Taranto (Ayesha Norrie 79’), Samantha Johnson, Gulcan Koca, Kariah White (Lia Privitelli 63’)

Substitutes – Bethany Mason-Jones (gk)

Cautions – None

Perth Glory 1 (Sam Kerr 69’)
Newcastle Jets 1 (Jenna Kingsley 46’)

Monday 2 January 2017
Dorrien Gardens, Perth
Kick-off: 4pm

Referee: Rachel Mitchenson

Perth Glory: Gabrielle Dal Busco (gk), Sarah Carroll, Kim Carroll, Alyssa Mautz, Nicole Stanton, Shawn Billam (Jaymee Gibbons 46’), Rosie Sutton, Vanessa DiBernardo (Caitlin Doeglas 83’), Natasha Rigby, Sam Kerr (c), Arianna Romero

Substitutes – Melissa Maizels (gk), Patricia Charalambous

Cautions – none

Newcastle Jets: Katelyn Rowland (gk), Megan Oyster, Cassidy Davis, Gema Simon (c), Jen Hoy, Grace McIntyre, Rhali Dobson (Brooke Miller 73’), Tara Pender (Ashlee Brodigan 55’), Liana Danaskos, Jenna Kingsley, Clare Wheeler

Substitutes – Claire Coelho (gk), Sophie Nenadovic

Cautions – Grace McIntyre 36’, Gema Simon 57’

Melbourne City 1 (Jess Fishlock 26’)
Adelaide United 1 (Racheal Quigley 70’)

Monday 2 January 2017
CB Smith Reserve, Melbourne
Kick-off: 7.15pm

Referee: Kelly Jones

Melbourne City: Lydia Williams (gk), Laura Alleway, Aivi Luik, Steph Catley (c), Jess Fishlock, Rebekah Stott, Amy Jackson, Beverly Yanez, Marianna Tabain  (Erika Tymrak 76’), Jacinta Galabadaarachchi (Teigen Allen 92’), Tyla Jay Vlajnic (Larissa Crummer 58’)

Substitutes – Emily Shields (gk)

Cautions – Aivi Luik 42’

Adelaide United: Eliza Campbell (gk), Monica, Stella Rigon (c), Racheal Quigley, Sofia Huerta (Emily Hodgson 78’), Adriana Jones, Grace Abbey, Georgia Campagnale, Danielle Colaprico, Katie Naughton, Alexandra Chidiac

Substitutes – Sarah Willacy (gk), Georgia Iannella, Isabella Scalzi

Cautions – none

Sydney FC 6 (Nicola Bolger 16’, Remy Siemsen 25’, 56’, Kyah Simon 52’, Francisca Ordega 68’, Leena Khamis 81’)
Canberra United 1 (Yukari Kinga 65’)

Tuesday 3 January 2017
Lambert Park, Sydney
Kick-off: 4pm

Referee: Katie Patterson

Sydney FC: Sham Khamis (gk), Teresa Polias, Remy Siemsen, Liz Ralston, Nicola Bolger (Olivia Price 75’), Caitlin Foord, Francisca Ordega (Princess Ibini 80’), Georgia Yeoman-Dale, Alanna Kennedy, Kyah Simon, Leena Khamis (Natalie Tobin 90’)

Substitutes – Sarah Easthope (gk)

Cautions – Alanna Kennedy 45’, 65’

Red Card - Alanna Kennedy 65’

Canberra United: Trudy Burke (gk), Yukari Kinga, Jenna McCormick, Hayley Raso, Jasmyne Spencer (Nickoletta Flannery 68’), Grace Maher, Hannah Brewer, Celeste Boureille, Ashleigh Sykes, Emma Checker (Lisa De Vanna 60’), Steph Ochs

Substitutes: Georgia Boric (gk)

Cautions: Yukari Kinga 13’, Hayley Raso 34’
 

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