Matildas Abroad Review: Dutch delight, goals for Kerr and Foord

The Westfield Matildas were in a scoring mood this weekend but victories were hard to come by in England. Across the continent, the Aussies fared much better. 

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Caitlin Foord's Arsenal had played one game in the last seven weeks thanks to COVID-19 postponements and weather delays. They came up against Manchester City and couldn't overcome Gareth Taylor's side. 

A strong Ellen White finish was cancelled out by another Foord goal. A ball across the goal found an unmarked Foord who sent it back where it came from and past Ellie Roebuck in the City goal. 

In the 79th minute, Chloe Kelly's pinpoint cross was met by the oncoming Lauren Hemp. Her bullet header was enough to take all three points. 

Chelsea's 33-game unbeaten run in the FA WSL came to an end at the hands of Brighton. Sam Kerr added goal number 10 to her league tally, opening the scoring in the 5th minute. Kerr's looping header off an Erin Cuthbert corner was too good for the Brighton defence. 

The away side fought back with a header from Aileen Whelan and a goal directly from the corner from Megan Connolly which saw the Seagulls earn all three points. 

Alanna Kennedy and Tottenham were beaten by a spectacular Mana Iwabuchi goal to open the round while Everton drew 1-1 with Birmingham, Hayley Raso making a cameo off the bench. Our Aussie Hammers drew 1-1 with Bristol. Emily van Egmond scored an own goal past Mackeznie Arnold in the West Ham goal. 


Lyon came out victorious against Montpellier, securing a 2-1 win. Mary Fowler started for Montpellier while Ellie Carpenter was an unused substitute for Lyon. 

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Meanwhile Guingamp beat Le Havre 1-0 to record their third league win in four games. Laura Brock played another full match in the heart of defence. 


After defeating the same opposition 6-1 last weekend in the Eredivisie Women's Cup, PSV this time ran out 3-0 winners over PEC Zwolle in the KNVB Cup. Amy Harrison entered the game off the bench and provided an assist for Joelle Smits.

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The team has progressed through to the semi finals of the competition ahead of the league restart this weekend. 


Aivi Luik playing for Sevilla
(Photo via Sevilla Femenino Twitter)

Sevilla were 3-1 winners over Eibar. Aivi Luik  played out another full match for the Spanish side.