Sky Blue women fall to first defeat

Sydney FC remains at the top of the Westfield W-League ladder despite suffering its first defeat of the competition, with the Sky Blue women going down 3-2 this-afternoon in a round 3 thriller against Adelaide United.

Sydney FC remains at the top of the Westfield W-League ladder despite suffering its first defeat of the competition, with the Sky Blue women going down 3-2 this-afternoon in a round 3 thriller against Adelaide United.

The Sky Blues went into the Hindmarsh Stadium contest without captain, Heather Garriock who was ruled out late in the week with a hip muscle complaint, but got off to a strong start with striker, Leena Khamis continuing her scoring spree after only 5 minutes.

Two first-half goals, including an own-goal from the visitors put United in the box seat, however, and they proved too strong in the end, surviving a late Sydney fight-back to take maximum points at home.

FC-s women will be looking to bounce back when they have their first outing at Campbelltown Stadium, next Saturday afternoon at 4pm against the Newcastle Jets.

Click here to visit the Westfield W-League home page and read a full match report.

Match Details

Adelaide United 3 (Sharon BLACK 7-, Lisa GILBERT 30-OG, Victoria BALOMENOS 48-) Sydney FC 2 (Leena KHAMIS 5-, Kylie LEDBROOK 69-)

Adelaide United: 20.Sian McLAREN (gk), 2.Renee HARRISON, 3.Sarah AMORIM, 4.Dianne ALAGICH (c), 6.Kristyn SWAFFER, 8.Sandra SCALZI (12.Tanya HARRISON 85-), 9.Stephanie TOKICH (7.Racheal QUIGLEY 46-), 10.Victoria BALOMENOS, 11.Sharon BLACK, 13.Leah ROBINSON, 17.April MANN (15.Lauren CHILVERS 69-).

Substitute not used: 30. Kristi HARVEY (gk).

Yellow Cards: Sarah AMORIM 68-, Sandra SCALZI 74-, Leah ROBINSON 76-. Red Cards: nil. Goals: Black 7-, Gilbert 30-OG, Balomenos 48-.

Sydney FC: 20.Nicole Deiter (gk), 2.Samantha SPACKMAN, 3.Danielle BROGAN, 4.Alesha CLIFFORD, 5.Lisa GILBERT (c), 6.Servet UZUNLAR, 8.Jo BURGESS (15.Jessica SEAMAN 65-), 10.Kylie LEDBROOK, 11.Michelle HEYMAN (16.Linda O-NEILL 53-), 17.Danielle SMALL (13.Loren MAHONEY 81-), 19.Leena KHAMIS.

Substitute not used: 14. Maggie ELHUSSEINI.

Yellow Cards: Aleisha CLIFFORD 83-. Red Cards: nil. Goals: Khamis 5-, Ledbrook 69-.

Referee: Kirralee Gardener.