“More goals are going to come”: Siemsen, Vine, Ibini proving too good to contain

Sydney FC forward Remy Siemsen says the experience of playing alongside fellow Sky Blues forwards Cortnee Vine and Princess Ibini for the Young Westfield Matildas is helping the trio forge a ruthless on-field chemistry this this season.

Siemsen netted her second goal of the 2020/21 Westfield W-League campaign as Sydney comfortably beat Melbourne City 2-0 at AAMI Park on Thursday evening.

Ibini was a threat for Sydney as Vine ran rampant, setting up Siemsen’s goal, drawing Tyla-Jay Vlanjic into the foul which resulted in the defender’s dismissal from the contest and terrorising City with boundless energy and blistering speed.

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The three forwards are aided by the time spent together playing for the Australian women’s national under-20 side, and Siemsen says their burgeoning chemistry is only going to produce more goals as the season rolls on.

“You can see from the goal scorers this season that everyone is having a go,” Siemsen said.

“I think it shows how well we work together.

“I’m very lucky that I got to play with [Ibini] and Cortnee (Vine) with the under-20’s national team a few years back.

We’ve got a really good chemistry up front. It’s always fun playing with them, and more goals are going to come.

“I think we play a very direct game, we try and hit the wide players as much as possible, (and) I’m sprinting into the box to try and get a finish off.

“We’re very proud of the wingers, they work very hard week in, week out and I think that’s a credit to them that we’re getting so many goals.”


Sydney’s attacking trio have scored a combined six of Sydney’s 11 goals to date in the 2020/21 Westfield W-League season, netting two goals apiece through five games. Vine shares the lead in assists in the league with three, while Siemsen has one of her own.

It’s a deadly combination providing Sydney a steady stream of goals as they charge ahead in the standings, forging a four-point gap on top of the Westfield W-League table after the 2-0 win.

The result leaves City floundering in seventh place on the table with just four points on the board. Rado Vidosic’s side went unbeaten in 2019/20, claiming the Premiership/Championship double by defeating the Sky Blues 1-0 in the Grand Final at AAMI Park.

Returning to the venue to face City for the first time since that day, Siemsen took great pleasure in getting one back over their fierce rivals.

“We were coming for redemption this year,” she said.

“We were very unfortunate to lose 1-0 last year. 

“We just know how important these games are. Every week is important to get points, (because) it’s not the longest season.”

Sydney return to battle later in Round 7 with a fixture against second-place Canberra United on Monday, February 8.

Remy Siemsen

Match details

Sydney FC v Canberra United
Monday, 8 February 2021
Venue: Nestrata Jubilee Stadium
Kick-off: 4.35pm AEDT

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