Matildas Abroad: Chelsea claim back to back titles

It was another busy week for the Westfield Matildas abroad. There was silverware for Sam Kerr, two penalty saves from Mackenzie Arnold, and wins in Spain, France, Denmark, and the Netherlands. 

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Sam Kerr scored goal number 21 as Chelsea retained the FA WSL title. In addition to her goal, Kerr set up Fran Kirby twice as the Blues recorded a 5-0 rout of Reading.

Mackenzie Arnold was magnificent between the sticks, saving two penalties as her West Ham side went down 1-0 to title hopefuls Manchester City. The Westfield Matildas shot stopper denied both Sam Mewis and Rose Lavelle to ensure her side stayed in the contest. Emily van Egmond was carrying a knock and did not play in the match.

Arsenal confirmed their spot in the UEFA Women’s Champions League next season as they ended their FA WSL campaign with a scoreless draw against Aston Villa. Lydia Williams started while Steph Catley and Caitlin Foord entered the match in the second half off the bench.

Hayley Raso’s Everton side ended their season with a 2-0 loss away to Manchester United.

Tottenham’s Alanna Kennedy underwent minor surgery and missed Spurs’ last two games, while Ella Mastrantonio did not feature in the match day squad as Bristol City was relegated to the Championship.

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Clare Polkinghorne and Emily Gielnik once again played full games as their Vittsjö side went down 1-0 to Kristianstads. Dylan Holmes played her first game of the Damallsvenskan season, running out the 90 minutes as her BK Häcken team lost 1-0 to Linköping.


Lyon and Ellie Carpenter were 4-0 winners over Issy FF. The win keeps the team in second spot behind PSG.

Laura Brock played a full match as her Guingamp side drew 0-0 against Stade de Reims. Mary Fowler’s Montpellier suffered a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Bordeaux, she played 84 minutes.

Rest of the World

Aivi Luik’s Sevilla were knocked out of the Copa de la Reina, losing 4-1 to Barcelona midweek. However, the team bounced back in the league on the weekend with a 3-1 win over Deportivo. Luik did not feature in the match.


Emma Checker’s Selfoss play their second round match against Þór/KA on Tuesday morning Australian time. Alex Huynh didn’t play for Napoli as her side couldn’t stop Juventus who claimed the Serie A Femminile title after a 2-0 victory.

Amy Harrison ran out a full game as PSV won 2-0 against Den Haag. They sit a point behind FC Twente. Chloe Logarzo’s NWSL season proper gets underway this weekend with Kansas City taking on Racing Louisville.

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SV Meppen drew 2-2 with Leverkusen with Beattie Goad playing a full match. In Denmark, Indiah-Paige Riley played three-quarters of Fortuna Hjorring’s 3-1 win over Farum.