Aussies Abroad: Foord nets goal on Arsenal debut as Kerr plays in six-goal thriller

Caitlin Foord scored a goal on debut as Arsenal stamped their FA Cup quarter final ticket with a 2-0 win over Lewes.

Food pounced on Danielle van de Donk's cross 10 minutes after the restart to break the resistance of FA WSL2 outfit Lewes.

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It was the ex-Sydney FC star's maiden outing for the Joe Montemurro-coached Gunners, who snared the Westfield Matildas star's services in January.

Netherlands international van de Donk sealed the victory and booked a last-eight meeting with Tottenham late on.

"I'm really delighted to get the goal but more importantly get the win," Foord told Arsenal.com after the game. 

Foord hit the frame of the goal and went close on two other occasions in the opening half while her all-round display should give Montemurro plenty of consideration ahead of next Saturday's FA Cup Final against Sam Kerr's Chelsea.


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Kerr warmed up for next Saturday's all-London Final with a thrilling 3-3 draw with Manchester City. 

The clash between first and second saw Chelsea peg back the leaders twice as Ji So-Yun and Magdalena Eriksson cancelled out efforts from Ellen White and Georgia Stanway, before the Blues took the lead through a world-class hit from Bethany England.

But Lauren Hemp restored parity for City two minutes later and ensures they retain a one-point advantage over Kerr's side atop the WSL ladder - although Chelsea do have a game in hand. 

Elsewhere, Chloe Logarzo made her Bristol City bow as the Robins pulled off a smash and grab 1-0 win at Birmingham City.

Ebony Salmon stepped off the bench to provide a killer blow on 75 minutes, as Logarzo played the full 90 and Bristol moved off the foot of the WSL table.  

"It's a bit wet and cold," Logarzo told the club website of her first experience of English football. 

"It will take a little bit of getting used to!"

In France, Mary Fowler's Montpellier fell 5-0 to Lyon, Emily Gielnik's Bayern Munich beat Sand 3-1, and Alex Chidiac's Atletico Madrid were 1-0 winners over Madrid. 

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Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Play-Off

Australia v Vietnam (Home Leg)
Date: Friday, 6 March 2020
Kick-off: 6.30pm AEDT
Venue: McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Tickets: www.matildas.com.au
Broadcast: Live on FOX SPORTS, Kayo Sports, ABC iview (delayed on ABC TV) and the My Football Live App 
The match will also be streamed LIVE on YouTube for viewers outside of Australia and Vietnam​​​​​​​

Vietnam v Australia (Away Leg)
Date: Wednesday, 11 March 2020
Kick-off: 6.00pm local; 10pm AEDT
Venue: Cẩm Phả Stadium, Cẩm Phả, Quảng Ninh Province, Vietnam
Tickets: TBA
Broadcast: TBA 

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