The team from the nation’s capital sit proudly at the top of the standings but they were made to work overtime by a resilient Perth Glory.
The team from the nation-s capital sit proudly at the top of the standings but they were made to work overtime by a resilient Perth Glory. For the second week in a row Canberra were unable to take the lead until the hour mark, before running riot in the latter stages.
Once again the unfaltering Heyman proved her worth scoring some classic strikers goals to help her side turn around a 1-0 half-time deficit. New Zealand international debutant Emma Kete showed she will be an asset to the Glory in bagging the opening goal of the match with a cool finish. However Heyman, following on from a double in the opening round against Adelaide, could not be held down and blitzed the opposition once again scoring a 16-minute treble.
Canberra dominated possession, and, like the previous week in Adelaide, created a significant number of goalscoring opportunities. Despite the defeat, Perth, having suffered a considerable loss of personnel during the off-season, will take confidence from the match after holding their well-regarded opponents until well into the second half.
Sydney FC, Canberra-s opponents next weekend, were indebted to their star recruit Rapinoe for rescuing all three points against Melbourne Victory. The USA international, in her second and final outing for the Sky Blues, displayed rare skill and athleticism throughout the match before grabbing a well-deserved goal seven minutes from full time.
Sydney-s indefatigable midfielder, Kylie Ledbrook, still sporting a massive lump on her forehead from the previous week-s physical encounter with Brisbane Roar, opened the scoring in the early stages. The enterprising Jodie Taylor scored a well-earned equaliser from the penalty spot just past the hour mark, which seemed set to earn the visitors a share of the points, until Rapinoe-s late intervention.
The focus in Newcastle also centred on star signings as the Jets unveiled debutants in Matildas duo Melissa Barbieri and dynamic striker De Vanna, plus long-serving German international defender Ariane Hingst, for the visit of Adelaide United. The new faces needed little settling in time and the dynamic De Vanna set up former Sydney FC utility Linda O-Neill for an early goal, before scoring a second-half brace herself.
The home side, in front of Jets W-League record crowd at Adamstown Oval, were dominant throughout and could have added to their tally on several occasions, most notably as Nicola Bolger struck the woodwork. The Jets- early form sets up an intriguing match-up next weekend against champions Brisbane.
Westfield W-League 2011/12 Week 1 Round-Up
Canberra United 3 (Michelle Heyman 64-/66-/80-) Perth Glory 2 (Emma Kete 22-, Marianna Tabain 89-) 29 October 2011 McKellar Park, Canberra Local Kick-Off: 3pm
Referee: Kate Jacewicz
Canberra United: 1. Lydia WILLIAMS (gk), 2. Caitlin COOPER, 4. Christine WALTERS (16. Ellyse PERRY 46-), 6. Caitlin MUNOZ, 9. Grace GILL, 11. Michelle HEYMAN, 13. Nicole SYKES, 14. Ashleigh SYKES (3. Georgia YEOMAN-DALE 84-), 15. Sally SHIPARD, 18. Taryn HEMMINGS, 19. Jennifer BISSET (5. Kahlia HOGG 58-)
Substitutes not used: 20. Aroon CLANSEY(gk) Yellow Cards: Nil Red Cards: Nil
Perth Glory: 1. Mackenzie ARNOLD (gk), 3. Carys HAWKINS (6. Katarina JUKIC 76-), 5. Shannon MAY, 7. Sadie LAWRENCE (15. Lara FILOCAMO 61-), 8. Tanya OXTOBY, 9. Katie HOLTHAM, 11. Ella MASTRANTONIO, 13. Elisa D'OVIDIO, 14. Emily DUNN (4. Erika ELZE 48-), 17. Marianna TABAIN, 18. Emma KETE
Substitutes not used: 20. Kristy TESCHINSKY (gk) Yellow Cards: Elisa D'OVIDIO 73-, Katie HOLTHAM 78- Red Cards: Nil
Sydney FC 2 (Kylie Ledbrook 9-, Megan Rapinoe 83-) Melbourne Victory 1 (Jodie Taylor 63- pen) 29 October 2011 Leichhardt Oval, Sydney Local Kick-Off: 3pm
Referee: Jacqui Melksham
Sydney FC: 1. Allison LIPSHER (gk), 2. Teresa POLIAS, 3. Danielle BROGAN, 4. Renee ROLLASON (7. Heather GARRIOCK 77-), 5. Estelle JOHNSON, 6. Servet UZUNLAR, 9. Sarah WALSH (8. Caitlin FOORD 59-), 10. Kylie LEDBROOK, 12. Teigen ALLEN (13. Brittany WHITFIELD 70-), 15. Thea SLATYER, 18. Megan RAPINOE
Substitutes not used: 20. Monique JACKSON (gk) Yellow Cards: Caitlin FOORD 73-, Megan RAPINOE 75- Red Cards: Nil
Melbourne Victory: 1. Brianna DAVEY (gk), 6. Rita MANKOWSKA, 7. Stephanie CATLEY, 10. Jodie TAYLOR, 4. Kendall FLETCHER, 2. Rebekah STOTT, 8. Ashley BROWN (9. Georgie KOUTROUVELIS 81-), 15. Amy JACKSON, 16. Louisa BISBY (13. Katrina GORRY 63-), 5. Danielle JOHNSON, 11. Caitlin FRIEND (19. Laura SPIRANOVIC 86-)
Substitutes not used: 20. Cassandra DIMOVSKI (gk) Yellow Cards: Rebekah STOTT 31-, Katrina GORRY 67-, Jodie TAYLOR 75- Red Cards: Nil
Newcastle Jets 3 (Linda O-Neill 5-, Lisa De Vanna 49-/69-) Perth Glory 0 29 October 2011 Adamstown Oval, Newcastle Local Kick-Off: 2pm
Referee: Casey Reibelt
Newcastle Jets: 1. Melissa BARBIERI (gk), 2. Hannah BREWER (4. Gemma PEARCE 76-), 5. Alexandra HUYNH, 6. Nicola BOLGER, 7. Gema SIMON (15. Rhali DOBSON 63-), 8. Linda O'NEILL, 9. Tara ANDREWS (12. Monnique KOFOED 89-), 10. Emily VAN EGMOND, 11. Lisa DE VANNA, 13. Stacey DAY, 17. Ariane HINGST
Substitutes not used: 20. Alison LOGUE (gk) Yellow Cards: Lisa DE VANNA 79- Red Cards: Nil
Adelaide United: 20. Kristi HARVEY (gk), 2. Ruth WALLACE, 3. Anna GREEN, 5. Abby ERCEG, 7. Racheal QUIGLEY, 8. Leanne SLATER, 9. Marijana RAJCIC (13. Vanessa REED 88-), 14. Donna COCKAYNE, 17. Katherine EBBS, 11. Ashleigh GUNNING (18. Georgia MACRI 57-), 19. Nenita BURGESS
Substitutes not used: 4. Daniela DI BARTOLO, 12. Greta FRENCH-KENNEDY Yellow Cards: Anna GREEN 63-, Katherine EBBS 80-/88-, Ruth WALLACE 89- Red Cards: Katherine EBBS 88-
Bye Brisbane Roar