Sky Blues thump Victory

Sydney FC have continued their blistering start to the Westfield W-League season, cruising to a 4-1 win over the Melbourne Victory at a soggy Latrobe City Stadium in Morwell on Saturday night.

Sydney FC have continued their blistering start to the Westfield W-League season, cruising to a 4-1 win over the Melbourne Victory at a soggy Latrobe City Stadium in Morwell on Saturday night.

Youngster Kyah Simon was the star for the defending champions, scoring two first half goals and terrorising the Victory defence all evening.

The Sky Blues missed a first half penalty but still led 2-1 at the break before scoring two late goals to make the points safe.

Both sides played some brilliant football despite the slippery conditions and it was no surprise to see Sydney come out of the blocks the quickest.

The Sydneysiders made all of the early running and should have taken the lead after just 10 minutes when Simon was brought down in the box for a penalty.

But Victory skipper Melissa Barbieri pulled of a wonderful diving save to deny Simon's rather tame spot kick.

It was a let off for the home side but they failed to heed the warning with Simon eventually opening the scoring courtesy of a wicked long-range strike on 30 minutes that gave Barbieri no chance.

The Sky Blues lead last only one minutes though as the Victory levelled via a penalty of their own through Jodie Taylor.

The goal only sprung Sydney back into life and they regained the lead as Simon completed her brace eight minutes before the break.

To the home side's credit they took the game to Sydney in the second half but failed to create enough opportunities to threaten an equaliser.

And the Sky Blues made them pay as Kylie Ledbrook added a third five minutes from time before Catherine Canulli completed the scoring close to the end.

The Victory are on the road next weekend to take on Canberra while Sydney host Adelaide.