Highlights & Report: Five Star Sky Blues Storm To Stunning Win
Sydney FC (Huerta 45’ + 2’, Colapricco 58’, McCaskill 74’, Ibini 88’, 90+4') 5 def. Adelaide United 2 (Latsko 22’, 67’)
Sydney FC have upped the ante in the Westfield W-League moving up to third place after smashing five goals for the second consecutive game, this time against second placed Adelaide United to send them down to fourth.
Moments That Mattered:
Break for dangerous weather - 19’ – Players are called from the field by officials due to the proximity of a lightning storm and a break of 50 minutes ensues before they return to the field.
Latsko Goal – 22’ – Latsko shrugs off the challenge of Kennedy to go clear and slot into the corner.
Huerta Goal 45’ + 2’ – A Foord cross from the left is perfect for Huerta who flicks a delightful header into the far right corner to level the scores at the break.
Colapricco Goal – 58’ – Substitute Ibini gets to the byline and cuts the ball back to McCaskill who’s shot is blocked into the path of Colapricco. The American takes a touch and places the ball into the bottom corner.
Latsko Goal - 67’ – A cross from the left finds the head of Latsko who floats the ball into the left hand corner.
McCaskill Goal - 74’ – Ibini wins a free kick on the left edge of the box, Colapricco curls the ball to the far post hitting the upright before bouncing across the line to McCaskill to nod home.
Light's Out - 75' - Floodlights turn off and there's another delay of around 15 minutes while the power is turned back on.
Ibini Goal – 88’ – Ibini side foots home from close range after Logarzo's initial effort comes back off the post.
Ibini Goal – 90’ + 4’ - Ibini picks up the ball in space, carries it forward and blasts it in low from distance.
The Sky Blues began the game well with De Vanna hitting the bar before a lighting storm stopped play for around 50 minutes.
After the stoppage Adelaide took the lead through Latsko before Huerta equalised on the stroke of half time with an excellent header.
Sydney FC began on the offensive in the second half and it wasn’t long before their dominance told with Colapricco showing quality to fire home after great work from substitute Ibini.
Latsko equalised with a header soon after, before McCaskill restored the lead with a close-range header from Colapricco’s free kick which had hit the post.
Princess Ibini put the result beyond doubt in the 88th minute slotting home Logarzo’s effort which rebounded off the post.
The Matilda hit her second in injury time, brilliantly firing in from long range to make it 5-2 to the Sky Blues.
What they said:
Ante Juric: “To score five goals in two games is a great achievement and one I’m really pleased with.
“We’re also happy to be in third place and are looking forward to progressing.
“We are an offensive team and will always score goals and expect more in the coming months.”
Sydney FC: 1. Aubrey BLEDSOE, 2. Teresa POLIAS, 4. Elizabeth RALSTON, 6. Chloe LOGARZO, 8. Amy HARRISON (5. Ally GREEN 74’), 9. Caitlin FOORD, 10. Savannah McCASKILL (16. Taylor RAY 89’), 11. Lisa DE VANNA (20. Princess IBINI 57’), 14. Alanna KENNEDY, 22. Sofia HUERTA, 23 Danielle COLAPRICO.
Subs Not Used: 30. Trudy BURKE (GK).
Yellow Cards: None.
Red Cards: None.
Adelaide United: 1. Sarah WILLACY, 2. Emily HODGSON, 3. Charlotte GRANT, 5. Gunnhidur JORISDOTTIR, 8. Emily CONDON, 11. Laura JOHNS, 12. Veronica LATSKO, 15. Emma CHECKER, 16. Dylan HOLMES (6. Georgia CAMPAGNALE 59’), 22. Amber BROOKS (7. Isabel HODGSON 53’), 23. Michelle HEYMAN.
Subs not used: 20. Sian McLAREN, 21. Lara KIRKBY.
Yellow Cards: Holmes 35’, Checker 87’.
Red Cards: None.
Ground: Cromer Park
Referee: Rachel Mitcheson.