Westfield W-League 2015/16 Round 2 review

Melbourne City and Brisbane Roar are the only two teams with perfect records after two rounds of the 2015/16 Westfield W-League season.

City are clear on goal difference having won the maiden Melbourne derby against Victory 2-1 in the Fox Sports/ABV TV match.

Reigning champions Canberra United bounced back from defeat at Brisbane to record an impressive 3-0 win over the visiting Sydney FC.

The Roar, for their part, won by the same scoreline at a luckless Western Sydney Wanderers, with all three goals coming in the final half-hour.

Newcastle Jets showed promise by opening their campaign with a hard-won scoreless draw, having made the long trip to premiers Perth Glory.


Canberra United 3 (Nicole Begg 8’, Veronica Perez 58’, Caitlin Munoz 68’)
Sydney FC 0

Saturday 24 October 2015
McKellar Park, Canberra
Kick-off: 4pm

Referee: Rachel Mitchenson

Canberra United: Melissa Maizels (gk), Julia De Angelis (Rebecca Kiting 84’), Kendall Fletcher, Jenna McCormick, Caitlin Munoz (Tegan Riding 75’), Ellie Brush, Emma Kete (Meg McLaughlin 64’), Nicole Begg, Ashleigh Sykes, Emma Checker, Veronica Perez

Substitutes – Georgia Baric (gk)

Cautions - none

Sydney FC: Michelle Betos (gk), Liz Ralston, Ellyse Perry, Sunny Franco (Lyndsay Kohlet 84’), Jasmyne Spencer, Teresa Polias (c), Nicola Bolger, Trudy Camilleri (Princess Ibini-Isei 66’), Renee Rollason, Teigen Allen, Leena Khamis (Natalie Tobin 76’)

Substitutes – Sham Khamis (gk)

Cautions – Leena Khamis 47’, Sunny Franco 71’


Perth Glory 0
Newcastle Jets 0

Saturday 24 October 2015
Ashfield Reserve, Perth
Kick-off: 4pm

Referee: Rebecca Durcau

Perth Glory: Gabrielle Dal Busco (gk), Sarah Carroll (Thia Eastman 64’), Kim Carroll, Katie Holtham, Shannon May, Carla Bennett, Nicole Stanton, Emily Henderson (Shawn Billam 58’), Kathryn Schubert, Danielle Brogan, Ella Mastrantonio (Caitlin Doeglas 80’)

Substitutes – Evangeline Gooch (gk)

Cautions – Nicole Stanton 63’, Thia Eastman 75’

Newcastle Jets: Hannah Southwell (gk), Sophie Nenadovic (Ashlee Brodigan 69’), Megan Oyster, Caprice Dydasco, Cassidy Davis, Gema Simon, Rhali Dobson, Chloe Logarzo, Jenna Kingsley (Adriana Jones 62’), Clare Wheeler (Kobie Ferguson 82’), Hannah Bromley

Substitutes – Claire Coelho (gk)

Cautions – Caprice Dydasco 71’


Melbourne City 2 (Marianna Tabain 49’, Aivi Luik 72’ pen)
Melbourne Victory 1 (Whitney Knight 92’)

Sunday 25 October 2015
AAMI Park, Melbourne
Kick-off: 2pm

Referee: Casey Reibelt

Melbourne City: Trudy Burke (gk), Aivi Luik, Alexandra Chidiac, Rebekah Stott, Amy Jackson (Olivia Ellis 86’), Beatrice Goad (Tessa Sernio 90’), Marianna Tabain (Melina Ayres 82’), Anisa Guajardo, Hannah Brewer, Tyla Jay Vlajnic, Racheal Quigley

Substitutes – Kelsey Quinn (gk)

Cautions – none

Melbourne Victory: Melissa Barbieri (gk) (c), Alexandria Natoli, Brooke Elby, Briar Palmer, Annabel Martin, Enza Barilla, Jamie Pollock (Jessica Pitts 79’), Laura Spiranovic, Melindaj Barbieri (Whitney Knight 69’), Thea Slatyer, Adriana Taranto (Melissa Taranto 32’)

Substitutes – Cassandra Dimovski (gk)

Cautions – Alexandra Natoli 71’


Western Sydney Wanderers 0
Brisbane Roar 3 (Emily Gielnik 63’, 75’ pen, Gabrielle Marzano 91’)

Sunday 25 October 2015
Marconi Stadium, Sydney
Kick-off: 3pm

Referee: Lara Smith

Western Sydney Wanderers: Teagan Micah (gk), Carmelina Moscato, Chloe O’Brien (Eliza Ammendolia 85’), Kendall Johnson, Rachael Soutar, Erica Halloway, Michelle Carney (Elizabeth Grey 70’), Keelin Winters, Hannah Beard (Alix Roberts 46’), Ellie Carpenter, Linda O’Neill

Substitutes – Jada Whyman (gk)

Cautions – Ellie Carpenter 75’

Brisbane Roar: Haley Kopmeyer (gk), Amy Chapman, Angela Beard, Gabrielle Marzano, Ayesha Norrie, Alisha Foote (Ashley Spina 72’), Summer O'Brien, Ruth Blackburn, Emily Gielnik, Maili Forbes (Elise Franco 88’), Sofie Persson (Cortnee Vine 46’)

Substitutes – Carrie Simpson (gk)

Cautions – Angela Beard 45’, Maili Forbes 59’


Adelaide United – BYE