Westfield W-League 2015/16 Round 1 Review

All the round one action in the Westfield W-League reviewed, highlighted by a remarkable competition debut for Melbourne City.

The opening to the new Westfield W-League season was highlighted by a debut to remember for Melbourne City who collected a stunning 6-0 win over Sydney FC on Sunday.

The league’s new faces raced to a 4-0 lead by half-time with Larissa Crummer bagging a first-half double, which included the club’s first goal in the competition after 10 minutes.

The TV match earlier in the day was a far tighter affair as Brisbane Roar impressed with a 2-1 victory over champions Canberra United, having scored both their goals in the early stages.

Saturday saw premiers Perth Glory come from behind to open their campaign in winning fashion at Melbourne Victory. Westfield Matildas stars Caitlin Foord and Sam Kerr scored the goals, while the latter also saw a penalty blocked by Melissa Barbieri. Melbourne Victory’s Laura Spiranovic had the honour of scoring the first goal of the competition’s new season by netting after eight minutes.

There was also a notable comeback in Adelaide as United scored twice to secure an entertaining 2-2 draw against Western Sydney Wanderers.

Adelaide United 2 (Sarah Killion 41’, Tiarn Powell 62’)
Western Sydney Wanderers 2 (Keelin Winters 3’, Caitlin Cooper 17’)

Saturday 17 October 2015
Adelaide Shore Football Centre, Adelaide
Kick-off: 3pm

Referee: Casey Reibelt

Adelaide United: Kaitlyn Savage (gk), Alexandra Gummer, Sarah Killion, Chantelle Ryder, Emily Condon, Georgia Campagnale, Rosie Sutton (Alira Toby 76’), Elizabeth Milne (c), Abigail Dahlkemper, Tiarn Powell, Lorena Maggio (Lauren Steer 68’)

Substitutes – Claudia Jenkins (gk), Grace Abbey

Cautions – Abigail Dahlkemper 23’, Chantelle Ryder 73’, Lauren Steer 79’

Western Sydney Wanderers: Teagan Micah (gk), Caitlin Cooper (c), Carmelina Moscato, Chloe O’Brien, Kendall Johnson, Erica Halloway, Michelle Carney (Elizabeth Grey 71’), Keelin Winters, Hannah Beard (Racheal Soutar 85’), Ellie Carpenter, Linda O’Neill (Eliza Ammendolia 71’)

Substitutes – Jada Whyman (gk)

Cautions – None

Melbourne Victory 1 (Laura Spiranovic 8’)
Perth Glory 2 (Caitlin Foord 45’, Sam Kerr 69’)

Saturday 17 October 2015
Broadmeadows Valley Park, Melbourne
Kick-off: 3pm

Referee: Katie Patterson

Melbourne Victory: Melissa Barbieri (gk) Alexandria Natoli, Briar Palmer, Annabel Martin, Enza Barilla, Jamie Pollock, Laura Spiranovic (Melindaj Barbieri 93), Christine Nairn, Thea Slatyer (Jessica Pitts 70’), Selin Kuralay (Adriana Taranto 78’), Hayley Raso

Substitutes – Cassandra Dimovski (gk)

Cautions – none

Perth Glory: Mackenzie Arnold (gk), Sarah Carroll, Kim Carroll, Katie Holtham, Shannon May, Caitlin Foord, Kathryn Schubert, Danielle Brogan, Caitlin Doeglas (Caitlin Bennett 46’), Ella Mastrantonio (Shawn Billam 66’), Sam Kerr

Substitutes – Gabrielle Dal Busco (gk), Thia Eastman

Cautions – Shawn Billam 85’

Brisbane Roar 2 (Tameka Butt 8’, Ruth Blackburn 10’)
Canberra United 1 Michelle Heyman 39’)

Sunday 18 October 2015
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Kick-off: 1pm

Referee: Kate Jacewicz

Brisbane Roar: Haley Kopmeyer (gk), Amy Chapman, Clare Polkinghorne (c), Angela Beard, Ayesha Norrie (Ashley Spina 91’), Katrina Gorry, Alisha Foote (Gabrielle Marzano 58’), Tameka Butt (Maili Forbes 49’), Summer O’Brien, Ruth Blackburn, Emily Gielnik

Substitutes – Carrie Simpson (gk)

Cautions – Ruth Blackburn 34′, Gabrielle Marzano 80′

Canberra United: Lydia Williams (gk), Julia De Angelis, Kendall Fletcher, Jenna McCormick, Ellie Brush, Meg McLaughlin (Nickoletta Flannery 55’), Grace Maher (Grace Gill 64’), Michelle Heyman, Nicole Begg, Ashleigh Sykes, Rebecca Kiting (Tegan Riding 87’)

Substitutes – Melissa Maizels (gk)

Cautions – none

Sydney FC 0
Melbourne City 6 (Larissa Crummer 10’ 44’, Lisa De Vanna 39’, Beattie Goad 43’, Marianna Tabain 60’, Melina Ayres 90’)

Sunday 18 October 2015
Lambert Park, Sydney
Kick-off: 5.30pm

Referee: Rebecca Durcau

Sydney FC: Michelle Betos (gk), Ellyse Perry, Sunny Franco, Jasmyne Spencer, Teresa Polias (c), Nicola Bolger (Trudy Camilleri 55’), Amy Harrison, Renee Rollason, Alanna Kennedy, Kyah Simon, Leena Khamis

Substitutes – Sham Khamis (gk), Teigen Allen, Natalie Tobin

Cautions – Sunny Franco 62’, Leena Khamis 68’, Amy Harrison 78’

Melbourne City: Trudy Burke (gk), Laura Alleway, Aivi Luik, Steph Catley, Larissa Crummer, Lisa De Vanna (Alexandra Chidiac 70’), Rebekah Stott, Amy Jackson, Beatrice Goad (Melina Ayres 83’), Marianna Tabain (Olivia Ellis 88’), Anisa Guajardo

Substitutes – Kelsey Quinn (gk)

Cautions – Aivi Luik 29, Anisa Guajardo 76’

Newcastle Jets – BYE