Westfield W-League 2012/13 Round 3 Review

Champions Canberra United and Sydney FC stormed to the top of the Westfield W-League thanks to impressive comeback wins, with Perth Glory knocked off the summit after losing their unbeaten record.

Champions Canberra United and Sydney FC stormed to the top of the Westfield W-League thanks to impressive comeback wins, with Perth Glory knocked off the summit after losing their unbeaten record.

Canberra United have a slim hold on top spot thanks to a superior goal difference although they were in danger of losing their lengthy unbeaten record against a brave Adelaide.

The Lady Reds were 1-0 up until midway through the second half thanks to Racheal Quigley-s effort, only for United to finish strongly and end Adelaide-s hopes of a famous win.

Caitlin Cooper finally broke Adelaide-s resistance with captain Ellie Brush and substitute Sam Wood completing a 12-minute three-goal burst.

Sydney FC-s visit to rivals Brisbane Roar produced a carbon copy scenario as the Sky Blues came from a goal down to win by the same score line.

Brisbane Roar struggled in attack without the injured Tameka Butt but, nevertheless took the lead against the run of play through Lana Harch.

However, the visitors struck back strongly with Sam Kerr, Emma Kete and Ellyse Perry all hitting the net as the Sky Blues took a two-goal lead just past the hour mark.

At the other end of the table, Melbourne Victory and Western Sydney Wanderers ground out deserved wins over Newcastle Jets and Perth Glory respectively.

The Victory overcame a tough start to the season to claim their maiden win, with Rebekah Stott the unlikely goal scorer just prior to the half-time whistle.

The visiting Jets were hamstrung on their trip to Geelong with key midfielder Emily van Egmond missing with injury and defender Stacey Day sent off in the latter stages.

In was a historic day for Western Sydney Wanderers who claimed their first-ever Westfield W-League win with a 2-0 score line against the previously unbeaten Glory.

Player of the match Trudy Camilleri scored in each half as the Wanderers were deserving victors over the last remaining team with a perfect record.

For match reports, news and the Westfield W-League 2012/13 Ladder visit www.w-league.com.au

Westfield W-League 2012/13 Week 3 Round-Up

Western Sydney Wanderers 2 (Trudy Camilleri 43-, 61-) Perth Glory 0 Saturday 3 November 2012 Campbelltown Stadium, Sydney Local kick-off: 2pm

Referee: Alison Logue

Western Sydney Wanderers: 1.Elizabeth Durack (gk), 2.Samantha Spackman (17.Alisha Bass 83-), 3.Alexandra Huynh, 4.Alesha Clifford, 5.Olivia Kennedy, 6.Racheal Soutar (16.Linda O-Neill 54-), 8.Vanessa Hart, 9.Sarah Walsh (c) (12.Jessica Seaman 82-), 10.Servet Uzunlar, 14.Trudy Camilleri, 15.Teigen Allen

Substitutes not used: 20.Georgia Rowntree (gk)

Yellow cards: Nil

Red cards: Nil

Perth Glory: 1.Carly TELFORD (gk), 2.Sarah CARROLL, 3.Carys HAWKINS (9.Rosie SUTTON 62-), 4.Bronwyn STUDMAN, 5.Shannon MAY (8.Ella MASTRANTONIO 66-), 6.Sasha ANDREWS, 12.Kate GILL, 13.Elisa D-OVIDIO, 14.Collette MCCALLUM (c), 15.Liz MILNE, 17.Marianna TABAIN

Substitutes not used: 19.Shawn BILLAM, 20.Zoe PALANDRI (gk)

Yellow Cards: Elisa D-Ovidio 17-

Red Cards: Nil

Melbourne Victory 1 (Rebekah Stott 45-) Newcastle Jets 0 Saturday 3 November 2012 Simonds Stadium, Geelong Local kick-off: 2pm

Referee: Katie Patterson

Melbourne Victory: 1.Brianna Davey (gk), 2.Danielle Johnson, 3.Maika Ruyter-Hooley, 4.Rebekah Stott, 7.Stephanie Catley, 9.Tiffany Eliadis (5.Laura Spiranovic 73-), 10.Jessica McDonald, 14.Enza Barilla, 15.Amy Jackson, 17.Gulcan Koca, 18.Cindy Lay (12.Jacqueline Vogt 79-)

Substitutes not used: 19.Rachel Alonso, 20.Cassandra Dimovski (gk)

Yellow Cards: Nil

Red Cards: Nil

Newcastle Jets: 1.Eliza Campbell (gk), 2.Hannah Brewer, 3.Hayley Crawford (c), 4.Gemma Pearce, 5.Tori Huster, 6.Angela Salem, 7.Gema Simon, 14.Sammara Schmitzer, 15.Alisha Foote (11.Kate Hensman 70-), 16.Stacey Day, 18.Michaela Hatzirodos (9.Tara Andrews 62-)

Substitutes not used: 12.Tiffany Boshers, 20.Alannah Rosewood (gk)

Yellow cards: Tori Huster 77-, Stacey Day 79-, 82-

Red cards: Stacey Day 82-

Brisbane Roar 1 (Lana Harch 44-) Sydney FC 3 (Sam Kerr 47-, Emma Kete 58-, Ellyse Perry 62-) Saturday 3 November 2012 Cleveland Showgrounds, Brisbane Local kick-off: 3pm

Referee: Kate Jacewicz

Brisbane Roar: 1.Hoshimi Kishi (gk), 2.Laura Alleway (14.Georgia Chapman 76-), 3.Amy Chapman, 4.Clare Polkinghorne (c), 5.Brooke Spence, 7.Erica Elze, 10.Lana Harch (9.Emma Pittman 76-), 11.Vedrana Popovic, 16.Sachiko Tatsuoka (6.Ashley Spina 86-), 17.Emily Gielnik, 19.Katrina Gorry

Substitutes not used: 18.Kate Stewart (gk)

Yellow cards: Katrina Gorry 51-

Red cards: nil

Sydney FC: 1.Sian McClaren (gk), 2.Teresa Polias, 3.Elizabeth Ralston, 4.Sam Kerr, 7.Nicola Bolger 9.Caitlin Foord, 10.Renee Rollason, 14.Alanna Kennedy (11.Annalie Longo 64-), 16.Ellyse Perry, 17.Kyah Simon (c) (12.Chloe Logarzo 90-), 19.Emma Kete (13.Larissa Crummer 77-)

Substitutes not used: 20.Sham Khamis (gk)

Yellow cards: Nil

Red cards: Nil

Canberra United 3 (Caitlin Cooper 72-, Ellie Brush 78-, Sam Wood 84-) Adelaide United 1 (Racheal Quigley 38-) Saturday 3 November 2012 McKellar Park, Canberra Local kick-off 4pm

Canberra United: 1.Mackenzie ARNOLD (gk), 2.Caitlin COOPER, 3.Georgia YEOMAN-DALE (15, Sally SHIPARD 65-), 4.Christine WALTERS, 6.Caitlin MUNOZ (16.Catherine BROWN 85-), 7.Ellie BRUSH (c), 11.Michelle HEYMAN, 13.Nicole SYKES, 14.Ashleigh SYKES, 17.Ariane HINGST, 19.Jennifer BISSET (18.Sam WOOD 65-)

Substitutes not used: 20.Trudy BURKE (gk)

Yellow cards: nil

Red cards: nil

Adelaide United: 1.Kristi HARVEY (gk), 2.Ruth WALLACE, 3.Alex NATOLI, 5.Abby ERCEG (c), 6.Cassandra TSOUMBRIS, 7.Racheal QUIGLEY, 13.Ann MAYO, 14.Lorena MAGGIO, 15.Emma CHECKER, 18.Georgia MACRI (11.Grace HENRY 81-), 19.Holly PATTERSON,

Substitutes not used: 10.Jenna McCORMACK, 12.Elise WHORLOW, 20.Kelly BARLTROP (gk)

Yellow Cards: Nil

Red Cards: Nil