Star Striker Eager To Play For Sky Blues

Sydney FC’s new star W-League striker Jodie Taylor says she can’t wait to go out and play in front of the Sky Blues fans at WIN Stadium, Wollongong on Saturday afternoon (3pm).

Sydney FC-s new star W-League striker Jodie Taylor says she can-t wait to go out and play in front of the Sky Blues fans at WIN Stadium, Wollongong on Saturday afternoon (3pm).

The England international and her Sydney FC team mates were comfortable 5-1 first round winners in their grand final replay against Melbourne Victory, and will be hoping for more of the same against a Jets outfit who were soundly beaten 5-2 by Perth Glory in their opening fixture.

“I-m excited for a home fixture and the home fans,” Taylor said.

“It-ll be nice to have a game up here finally in front of our own.

“The Jets capable of scoring goals and it-s going to be a tough game. They-ll absolutely be trying to make up for that first round loss.

“We won-t underestimate them. We played them in preseason and beat them but they are a good side,” she continued.

“I don-t think there are any weak teams in the league this year and that-s the mentality we have to have every week.”

Taylor scored a delightful lob in her sides opening round win, and has a record of 57 goals in 76 career games, but says the girls aren-t getting too carried away, indicating there is always room for improvement.

“Overall I think it was a good performance,” she said.

“It-s early days. There are some things we can improve on, but overall for our first game it was good.

“Everyone was pretty happy after the game. We-re happy that we scored 5 goals, but no one is getting too carried away though.

“We have training tomorrow and we-ll just try and keep that intensity and quality and build on it each week.”

This Saturday-s double header at WIN Stadium Wollongong also features the Sydney FC Foxtel NYL team against Adelaide United which kicks off at 12.15pm, while the Westfield W-League game is a 3pm start. Sydney FC Members are allowed free access while tickets are on the gate costing $10 for adults and $5 juniors / concession.