While Covid continues to cause disruptions, the football in A-League Women’s has been the good kind of chaotic.
Emma Checker’s Melbourne City were 2-1 winners over the Brisbane Roar.
The Queenslanders had plenty of opportunities to open the scoring but former Commonwealth Bank Matildas goalkeeper Melissa Barbieri was more than up to the task.
It took a Katrina Gorry spot-kick for the team to finally breakthrough.
That’s not to say City didn’t have chances with Jamilla Rankin being kept busy on the flank and Mia Bailey pulling off some crucial saves.
An unstoppable Rhianna Pollicina free-kick drew things level before an injury-time Hannah Wilkinson header snatched all three points.
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It was a commanding 3-0 win for Adelaide United over Bryleeh Henry’s Western Sydney Wanderers.
The first goal was scrappy with Kayla Sharples being credited with the last touch and bundling the ball over the line.
Sarah Langman and Annalee Grove both pulled out some fantastic saves with Langman acrobatically denying Dylan Holmes in the first half.
However, there was little Langman could do to stop Chelise Dawber’s low strike into the far corner to put the Reds 2-0 up.
Dawber was at it again to make it three, this time the low strike was a little further out and the angle a little more acute.
In the weekend’s other matches, goals were the order of the day with Newcastle Jets and Canberra United playing out a 3-3 draw.
Marie Dolvik’s stunning, early strike and Ash Sykes’ equaliser saw the sides go into halftime on level pegging.
Sophie Harding put the Jets in front before four minutes of madness ensued.
Ash Sykes nabbed her second in the 61st minute before Allira Toby’s glancing header put Canberra in front two minutes later.
The lead wouldn’t last long with Sunny Franco getting the equaliser only a minute later ensuring the points would be shared.
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To round things out, Perth Glory came from behind to defeat Wellington Phoenix 3-2.
Sofia Sakalis nabbed her first A-League Women’s goal while Grace Jale’s effort couldn’t be kept out to make it 1-1.
Chloe Knott’s pressure led to Wellington taking the lead before the Glory heaped on some pressure of their own.
Cyera Hintzen got the leveller in the 80th minute before Mie Leth Jans grabbed all three points with her goal in the 88th minute.
Katrina Gorry is the latest Aussie to make the move abroad, signing with Vittsjö GIK for the upcoming Damallsvenskan season. … Gorry joins Vittsjö on a one-year deal, linking up with fellow Queenslander Clare Polkinghorne who signed a contract extension at the Swedish s
The Commonwealth Bank Matildas have exited the AFC Women's Asian Cup following a 1-0 defeat at the hands of South Korea. For head coach Tony Gustavsson the loss was unsurprisingly disappointing but credited South Korea with a strong performance. "I want to congratul
The Commonwealth Bank Matildas …ave suffered a heartbreaking end to their AFC Women's Asian Cup campaign, after South Korea stunned the green and gold with a late 1-0 victory … Tony Gustavsson's side were determined to control the match early, keeping the ball tight
Mary Fowler is still only 18.
The Commonwealth Bank Matildas will be looking to qualify for a sixth straight semi-finals at the AFC Women's Asian Cup when they face South Korea tonight. … Having successfully navigated the group stage with three wins and a healthy, positive goal difference, the focus
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