Sydney FC Hand Wanderers Another Defeat

Sydney FC inflicted another Sydney Derby defeat on the Western Sydney Wanderers, this time in the Westfield W-League.

Sydney FC 2 (Khamis 13’, 29’) def. Western Sydney Wanderers 0

Two first half goals from Leena Khamis did the damage and it could have been more if it wasn’t for a series of fantastic saves from Wanderers keeper Jada Mathyssen-Whyman.

The win is the Sky Blues women’s first of the season ahead of a trip to Melbourne Victory next weekend.

 

What They Said

Dan Barrett: “It was great to get the three points. I was very happy with the way we played but we need to be more ruthless in front of goal and that’s something that we’ll be working on in training this week.”

Goals

13’ KHAMIS GOAL - Tobin plays in Leena Khamis in the area and she beats Cooper before firing low into the net.

29’ KHAMIS GOAL – Tobin’s right wing cross is cleared and when Kyah Simon shoots from the edge of the box Khamis directs it towards goal while sitting on the ground.

 

Key Moments

33' KHAMIS SAVES -  Khamis produces three brilliant stops at close range to keep WSW at bay.

43’ KHAMIS SAVE – Sham Khamis dives full length to stop a Wanderers long range effort.

57’ SIEMSEN CHANCE – A Khamis cross from the right is missed by the Wanderers defender and falls at Siemsen’s feet but she can’t get enough contact on the ball.

64’ YEOMAN-DALE CHANCE – Yeoman-Dale storms down the right flank and the space opens up in front of her towards goal to allow her to produce a shot however Whyman makes an excellent save.

65’ KENNEDY GOAL DISALLOWED – Kennedy heads home a Polias right wing corner but she is adjudged to have interfered with the goalkeeper.

77’ KHAMIS CHANCE – Khamis chest controls a lofted pass from Ralston and beats two defenders to curl a right foot shot into the far corner but Whyman produces a fabulous finger tip save.

80’ SIMON CHANCE – Simon bursts clear on goal but Whyman is again equal to the striker’s right footed shot.

Khamis and Simon Win The Ball

Team News

Sydney FC 2 (Khamis 13’, 29’) def. Western Sydney Wanderers 0

Caitlin Foord missed out following her red card a week earlier while Servet Uzunlar was ruled out late-on after sustaining an injury in the warm-up.

Ground: Allianz Stadium

Referee: Kate Jacewicz

Crowd: 4,178

 

Sydney FC  1.Sham KHAMIS (gk), 2.Teresa POLIAS (c), 3.Remy SIEMSEN (5.Gabrielle MARZANO 90’), 4.Elizabeth RALSTON, 7.Nicola BOLGER, 11.Natalie TOBIN, 13.Georgia YEOMAN-DALE, 14.Alanna KENNEDY, 16.Hannah BACON (12. Olivia PRICE 57’), 17.Kyah SIMON, 19.Leena KHAMIS (20.Princess IBINI 78’).

Subs not used: 15.Sarah EASTHOPE (gk).

Yellow cards: Polias 52’,

Red cards: None.

 

Western Sydney Wanderers: 1.Jada WHYMAN (gk), 2.Caitlin COOPER (c), 3.Nikola ORGILL (12.Rachel LOWE 45’), 5.Helen PETINOS, 6.Kendall FLETCHER, 9.Katie STENGEL, 10.Paige NIELSEN, 13.Eliza AMMENDOLIA (11.Georgia PLESSAS 45’), 14.Alex ARLITT, 15.Ellie CARPENTER, 23.Joey BURGESS (8.Erica HALLOWAY 72’).

Subs not used: 30.Courtney NEWBON (gk).

Yellow cards: None.

Red cards: None.

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