Sydney FC have cruised to a comfortable 2-0 victory over Adelaide United at Seymour Shaw on Sunday afternoon.
A first half strike to Remy Siemsen and a second half own goal from Adelaide’s Emily Hodgson sealed the three points for Head Coach Dan Barrett’s Sky Blues, their third straight win in the league.
Early forward ball movement saw Sydney FC stamp their authority on the match early, with Caitlin Foord flashing an effort wide from distance with only five minutes played.
Leena Khamis almost opened the scoring in 12th minute as she latched onto a neat ball over the top of the defence, however her chipped effort floated wide.
Adelaide threatened particularly on the right flank as Sofia Huerta found space in behind the defence to flash an un-met ball across goal, however it was Sydney FC who took the lead with the half time whistle on the horizon.
Neat one touch passing between Olivia Price and Nicola Bolger saw the latter lift a ball into the path of Siemsen in the area, and the young forward lifted the ball over the advancing keeper first time to send Sydney FC in with a one goal lead at half time.
A reinvigorated Adelaide came out sharper after the restart and put the Sky Blues under early pressure as they forced turnovers in the midfield.
The Sky Blues regained their composure just past the hour mark and Khamis had claims for a penalty waved away as she appeared to be bundled over in the area after being played through.
As the Reds chased an equaliser Racheal Quigley rattled the crossbar as her attempted cutback from the byline landed on the woodwork.
With the Reds pushing forward space opened up behind them in defence, with Sydney FC registering a series of corners from which their second goal came, six minutes from time.
An inswinging corner from Teresa Polias caused a goalmouth scramble in the six yard box and the ball was eventually bundled home, coming off Adelaide’s Hodgson for an own goal before the full time whistle sounded to confirm the three points for the Sky Blues.
Adelaide United next host Canberra United on Saturday 3 December, while Sydney FC take on Newcastle Jets at McDonald Jones Stadium in a Westfield W-League and Hyundai A-League double header on Sunday 4 December.