Melbourne City to meet Sydney FC in Westfield W-League 2016 Grand Final

Melbourne City to meet Sydney FC in Westfield W-League 2016 Grand Final
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Melbourne City and Sydney FC will contest next Sunday’s Westfield W-League 2016 Grand Final at AAMI Park in Melbourne.

Premiers Melbourne City finally prevailed 5-4 on penalties in their semi-final against Brisbane Roar on Monday, following a tense scoreless 120 minutes.

City, who had won all 12 of their regular-season matches, were held scoreless for the first time following an extraordinarily resilient Roar defensive display.

Westfield Matildas captain and former Roar striker Lisa De Vanna eventually struck the winning spot-kick as City advanced to the season decider in their maiden Westfield W-League campaign.

Sydney FC won through to the their fourth Westfield W-League Grand Final with a tough 1-0 win over champions Canberra United on Sunday.

Westfield W-League 2016 Grand Final
Melbourne City v Sydney FC
AAMI Park, Melbourne
Sunday 31 January 2016
Kick-off: 2pm

LIVE on Fox Sports and ABC TV

Tickets from Ticketek
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Melbourne City 0
Brisbane Roar 0
(Melbourne City win 5-4 on penalties)

Monday 25 January 2016
AAMI Park, Melbourne
Kick-off: 4.30pm

Referee: Rebecca Durcau

Melbourne City: Brianna Davey (gk), Jennifer Beattie, Laura Alleway, Aivi Luik, Steph Catley, Kim Little, Larissa Crummer, Jess Fishlock (c) (Lisa De Vanna 32’), Amy Jackson, Beattie Goad, Marianna Tabain

Substitutes – Trudy Burke (gk), Alexandra Chidiac, Melina Ayres, Anisa Guajardo

Cautions – none

Brisbane Roar: Haley Kopmeyer (gk), Amy Chapman, Clare Polkinghorne (c), Angela Beard, Ayesha Norrie, Alisha Foote (Maili Forbes 69’), Tameka Butt, Summer O’Brien, Ruth Blackburn, Emily Gielnik, Sofie Persson (Gabrielle Marzano 75’)

Substitutes – Carrie Simpson (gk), Cortnee Vine, Ashley Spina

Cautions – Tameka Butt 50’, Summer O’Brien 52’
 

Canberra United 0
Sydney FC 1 (Jasmyne Spencer 62’)

McKellar Park, Canberra
Sunday 24 January 2016
Kick-off: 2pm

Referee: Casey Reibelt

Canberra United: Lydia Williams (gk), Julia De Angelis, Kendall Fletcher, Jenna McCormick (Nickoletta Flannery 80’), Caitlin Munoz, Ellie Brush (c), Meg McLaughlin (Emma Kete 69’), Michelle Heyman, Nicole Begg, Ashleigh Sykes, Rebecca Kiting

Substitutes – Melissa Maizels (gk), Catherine Brown, Grace Gill

Cautions – Julia De Angelis 46’+, Lydia Williams 61’, Kendall Fletcher 78’

Sydney FC: Michelle Betos (gk), Liz Ralston, Jasmyne Spencer, Teresa Polias (c), Nicola Bolger (Olivia Price 93’), Princess Ibini (Sunny Franco 76’), Natalie Tobin (Renee Rollason 83’), Alanna Kennedy, Teigen Allen, Kyah Simon, Leena Khamis

Substitutes – Sham Khamis (gk)

Cautions – Alanna Kennedy 31’, Nicola Bolger 91’

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