Westfield W-League Week 4 Round-Up

Monday, 14 November 2011 9:20 AM

Westfield W-League Week 4 Round-Up

Canberra United’s dominance at the top of the Westfield W-League ladder continues unabated, with Round 4 also marked by a return to form for Sydney FC who gunned down the previously unbeaten Newcastle Jets.

Defeat for the Jets saw Canberra open up a five-point lead at the summit following a 2-1 win at home over Melbourne Victory.

Sydney showed ominous form to overpower the Jets 4-1 in Newcastle to leapfrog their opponents into second.

Brisbane Roar finally returned to the winners circle with a hard-fought 2-1 victory on the road against Adelaide United.

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Canberra maintained their winning form in holding off a typically fierce challenge from Melbourne Victory to secure a fourth three-pointer from as many starts. The team from the nation’s capital are the league’s top goals corers, and also have a share of the best defensive record in the league.

First-half goals from Ashleigh Sykes, her second in as many starts, as well American Taryn Hemmings proved too much for the visiting Victory. Kendall Fletcher pulled a goal back in the latter stages, but in a match in which numerous chances were created at either end, it was United’s finishing that proved decisive.

A tight contest was expected in Newcastle between the Jets and Sydney FC and so it proved during a scoreless first half. However, inspirational midfielder Kyle Ledbrook scored almost immediately after the second period commenced to open up the floodgates as a trio of Matildas stars - Thea Slatyer, Catlin Foord and Heather Garriock - put the game out of reach.

Tara Andrews grabbed a late consolation for a Jets side which had lost Lisa De Vanna during the half-time interval following a hefty collision with Sydney goalkeeper Allison Lipsher.

The Jets will have the chance to pull themselves back into title contention next week when they visit leaders Canberra in a match that is shaping as one of the highlights of the season.

Finally in Adelaide, champions Brisbane Roar were made to work overtime before subduing a resilient home side and claiming their first win in their third start.

Captain Clare Polkinghorne and Ashley Spina scored either side of the interval, however Marijana Rajcic’s goal set up a tense finale. The Lady Reds only narrowly failed to find an equaliser after some late pressure, but despite the loss the league’s bottom side will take confidence from their performance against the Westfield W-League heavyweights.

Westfield W-League 2011/12 Week 4 Round-Up

Newcastle Jets 1 (Tara Andrews 86’)
Sydney FC 4 (Kylie Ledbrook 47’, Thea Slatyer 55’, Caitlin Foord 64’, Heather Garriock 75’)
Saturday 12 November 2011
Adamstown Oval, Newcastle
Local kick-off: 3pm

Referee: Casey Reibelt

Newcastle Jets: Melissa BARBIERI (gk), Alanna KENNEDY (Alexandra HUYNH 77’), Nicola BOLGER, Gema SIMON (Hannah BREWER 65’), Linda O'NEILL, Tara ANDREWS, Emily VAN EGMOND, Lisa DE VANNA (Rhali DOBSON 46’), Monnique KOFOED, Stacey DAY, Ariane HINGST
Substitutes not used: Alison LOGUE (gk)
Yellow Cards: Linda O’Neill 61’
Red Cards: Nil

Sydney FC: Allison LIPSHER (gk), Teresa POLIAS, Renee ROLLASON (Rachael SOUTAR 80’), Estelle JOHNSON, Servet UZUNLAR, Heather GARRIOCK, Sarah WALSH (Chloe LOGARZO 64’), Kylie LEDBROOK, Teigen ALLEN, Thea SLATYER, Brittany WHITFIELD (Caitlin FOORD 52’)
Substitutes not used: Monique JACKSON (gk)
Yellow Cards: Renee Rollason 7’, Heather Garriock 17’, Teigan Allan 79’, Allison Lipsher 86’
Red Cards: Nil

Canberra United 2 (Ashleigh Sykes 24’, Taryn Hemmings 39’)
Melbourne Victory 1 (Kendal Fletcher 78’)
Saturday 12 November 2011
McKellar Park, Canberra
Local kick-off: 3pm

Referee: Kate Jacewicz

Canberra United: Lydia WILLIAMS (gk), Caitlin COOPER, Ellie BRUSH, Caitlin MUNOZ, Michelle HEYMAN, Nicole SYKES, Ashleigh SYKES (Kahlia HOGG 69’), Sally SHIPARD, Ellyse PERRY, Taryn HEMMINGS, Jennifer BISSET (Hayley RASO 46’)
Substitutes not used: Aroon CLANSEY (gk)
Yellow Cards: Hayley Raso 79’, Caitlin Munoz 85’
Red Cards: Nil

Melbourne Victory: 1. Brianna DAVEY (gk), 2. Rebekah STOTT, 3. Maika RUYTER-HOOLEY, 4. Kendall FLETCHER, 5. Danielle JOHNSON, 6. Rita MANKOWSKA (Gulcan KOCA 71’), 7. Stephanie CATLEY, 8. Ashley BROWN (Catlin FRIEND 74’), 10. Jodie TAYLOR, 15. Amy JACKSON, 16. 13. Katrina GORRY
Substitutes not used: Louisa BISBY, Cassandra DIMOVSKI
Yellow Cards: Katrina Gorry 45’, Rita Mankowska 51’
Red Cards: Nil

Adelaide United 1(Marijana Rajcic 76’)
Brisbane Roar 2 (Clare Polkinghorne 38’, Ashley Spina 63’)
Saturday 12 November 2011
Burton Park, Adelaide
Local kick-off: 4pm


Adelaide United: Kristi HARVEY (gk), Ruth WALLACE, Anna GREEN, Abby ERCEG, Racheal QUIGLEY, Leanne SLATER (Grace FRENCH-KENNEDY 70’), Marijana RAJCIC, Donna COCKAYNE (Daniela DI BARTOLO 80’), Georgia MACRI (Ashleigh GUNNING 61’), Nenita BURGESS, Katherine EBBS
Substitutes not used: Sian MCLAREN (gk)
Yellow Cards: Marijana Rajcic 90’
Red Cards: Nil

Brisbane Roar: Hoshimi KISHI (gk), Laura ALLEWAY, Karla REUTER, Clare POLKINGHORNE, Brooke SPENCE, Joanne BURGESS (Ellen BEAUMONT 90’), Ashley SPINA, Tameka BUTT, Vedrana POPOVIC, Sasha MCDONNELL (Catherine CANNULI 78’), Emily GIELNIK (Lana HARCH 71’)
Substitutes not used: Monique NELSON (gk)
Yellow cards: Nil
Red cards: Nil

Bye: Perth Glory

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