Sydney FC 0 drew w. Canberra United 0
Sydney FC need a point in their final game against Melbourne Victory to claim a well-deserved Westfield W-League Premiership, after a 0-0 draw against Canberra United at Viking Park.
Moments That Mattered:
- WHEELER GOAL DISALLOWED – 8’ – A mis-placed pass from Richards in the Canberra goal falls to Siemsen who passes square to Wheeler. The midfielder lobs Richards but the flag is up for a very tight offside.
- GREAT SAVE WHYMAN – 21’ - Hughes feeds the ball to Heyman who’s free on the right side of the box and her shot is brilliantly tipped over by Whyman.
- SIEMSEN PENALTY DECISION WAVED AWAY – 35’ – Wheeler gives the ball to Siemsen inside the edge of the box, she turns away from a defender and is brought down but the officials decide no penalty.
- GOOD SAVE WHYMAN – 47’ – Hughes shoots from range and Whyman produces a flying save.
- HEYMAN HITS THE POST – 48’ – A diving header from Heyman rebounds off the post and away to safety.
- HEYMAN LOB MISSES TARGET – 52’ – A ball over the top sends Heyman clear but her lob over Whyman misses the post.
- WHEELER SHOOTS FROM DISTANCE – 83’ – Wheeler drives forward and shoots from distance but Richards holds at the second attempt.
Sydney FC has moved within one point of securing a first Westfield W-League Premiership in ten years following a 0-0 draw away to Canberra United.
Despite three weeks without a game, the Sky Blues ground out the result and were also denied a Clare Wheeler goal, which the officials called offside, while Remy Siemsen’s claim for a penalty was also controversially waved away.
At the other end Jada Whyman pulled off a couple of fine stops to keep the scores level, while the post also saved Sydney FC after Heyman’s diving header.
Sydney FC can claim the Premiership title on Wednesday night at Cromer Park in Manly against Melbourne Victory in a likely winner takes all match.
What they said: Ante Juric: “It was a hard fought game, obviously Canberra needed a point to get through [to Finals].
“I’m a little bit sad for Adelaide because we had a couple of opportunities which weren’t given; there was a goal that was probably a goal and a penalty that was probably a penalty.
“All in all I was very pleased with the effort after three weeks without a game.
“We were a little bit rusty at the start, we picked it up in the middle, but we were a little bit tired at the end.
“Before the three weeks we had trips to Perth and Adelaide so things were against us, but the girls keep fighting.
“It’s a one off now, winner takes all, for both ourselves and Victory at Cromer Park on Wednesday night, and it will be nice to finish off the job in Sydney in front of the fans.”
Sydney FC: 1. Jada WHYMAN (GK), 2. Teresa POLIAS ©, 3. Charlotte McLEAN, 5. Ally GREEN, 6. Clare WHEELER, 10. Remy SIEMSEN (9. Allira TOBY 86’), 11. Cortnee VINE (18. Taylor RAY 36’), 12.Natalie TOBIN, 13. Natasha PRIOR, 15. Mackenzie HAWKESBY (8. Rachel LOWE 75’), 20.Princess IBINI.
Subs: 30. Katie OFFER (GK), 17. Angelique HRISTODOULOU.
Yellow Cards: None
Red Cards: None.
Canberra United: 1.Keeley RICHARDS (gk), 2.Emma ILIJOSKI, 4. Kendall FLETCHER (c), 5.Lauren KEIR, 6.Bianca GALIC, 8.Laura HUGHES (9. Demi KOULIZAKIS 64’), 10. Grace MAHER, 13.Paige SATCHELL (12. Hayley TAYLOR-YOUNG 69’), 15.Jessika NASH, 19.Nicki FLANNERY, 23. Michelle HEYMAN, 29. Chantel JONES (gk)
Subs: 29. Chantel JONES (GK), 18.Isabella FOLETTA, 20. Sasha GROVE.
Yellow Cards: None.
Red Cards: None
Venue: Viking Park.
Referee: Rebecca Durcau.