Sydney FC 1 (Kennedy 28’) def. Perth Glory 2 (Kerr 47’, 85’)
Sydney FC has fallen valiantly to a Perth Glory double from Sam Kerr, going down 2-1 away at nib Stadium in scorching and trying conditions.
Moments That Mattered:
- Bledsoe Save - 14’ – The Sky Blues keeper with brilliant reflexes to deny a certain goal from close range.
- Kennedy Goal – 28’ – Another belting freekick goal as the ball strikes both posts and ripples the net.
- Bledsoe Save – 41’ – Best save of the day as Bledsoe denies Sam Kerr’s powerful strike.
- Kerr Goal – 47’ – The Glory and Matilda star heads the ball into the net from a corner.
- Logarzo Key Tackle - 62’ - Kerr looks to square the ball to a teammate for a certain goal before Logarzo slides in to prevent.
- Kerr Goal - 85’ – Kerr heads the home side into the lead late in the match.
It was Alanna Kennedy that grabbed the game's opener, putting the ball up where the spiders live with another unstoppable and trademark free-kick.
The Sky Blues absorbed a flurry of attacks to maintain their advantage with Bledsoe making a number of world-class saves to ensure a first half lead.
Perth restored parity shortly after the break as Kerr headed home from a corner.
It was Kerr again with the same method that took the lead for Perth just five minutes from full time.
That would prove the difference in the end despite a number of late chances to square the ledger.
Sydney FC: 1.Aubrey BLEDSOE (GK), 2.Teresa POLIAS (18.Taylor RAY 90’), 4.Elizabeth RALSTON, 6.Chloe LOGARZO, 8.Amy HARRISON (5. Ally GREEN 83’), 9.Caitlin FOORD, 10.Savannah McCASKILL, 14.Alanna KENNEDY, 20.Princess IBINI (11.Lisa DE VANNA 65’), 22.Sofia HUERTA, 23. Danielle COLAPRICO.
Subs Not Used: 30.Trudy BURKE (GK).
Yellow Cards: 22.Sofia HUERTA 24’, 23. Danielle COLAPRICO 45+3
Red Cards: None.
Perth Glory: 1.Eliza CAMPBELL (GK), 3.Kim CARROLL, 4.Alyssa MAUTZ , 5.Shannon MAY, 7.Nicole STANTON , 9.Rachel HILL, 11.Leticia MCKENNA (10.Jacynta GALABADAARACHCHI 45’) , 13.Jamie-Lee GALE, 20.Sam KERR, 24.Natasha RIGBY, 25.Katie NAUGHTON.
Subs not used: 23.Stacey CAVILL (GK) , 12.Jenna ONIONS, 22.Abbey GREEN
Yellow Cards: 4.Alyssa MAUTZ 26’, 7.Nicole STANTON 50’
Red Cards: None.
Ground: NIB Stadium
Referee: Jarred Gillett