Sydney FC Head Coach Ante Juric believes his side’s togetherness was decisive as they booked a third consecutive Westfield W-League Grand Final appearance.
A 14th minute strike from American attacker Veronica Latsko proved decisive for the Sky Blues as they edged out Melbourne Victory 1-0 in their Westfield W-League Semi Final on Saturday at Epping Stadium.
However, the defending Champions were forced to dig deep throughout the contest as they weathered a series of attacking raids from the Victory – and occasionally rode their luck – across a hard-fought 90 minutes.
Juric said that his side’s determination to grind out the result against a determined opponent could not have been better timed.
“I think that’s one of our best performances in terms of effort and the togetherness that we showed and I’m glad we did it in the Finals Series,” Juric explained.
“In the first half we played decent football, we were positive and were set up well defensively.
“We ground it out in the second half in the wind and against a barrage of attacks which was something special.”
Juric’s attention is now on his own side’s preparation ahead of their Grand Final against Melbourne City.
"We will worry about ourselves but it will be a great week and it’s a great opportunity for these girls to achieve something special.
“I’m very pleased for the club and for the girls that we’ve made the Final for the third season in a row,” he concluded.