Matildas At Home: goals galore kick off new A-League Women's season

The opening round of the new A-League Women's side had all the drama, goals and saves fans know and love with a sprinkling of Commonwealth Bank Matildas across the league. 

Wellington Phoenix and Western Sydney Wanderers kicked off the new season in Wollongong. It was a debut to remember with the Phoenix holding on for a 0-0 draw ensuring they earned a point. 

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Bryleeh Henry entered the match in the 75th minute, fresh off her time in camp with the Commonwealth Bank Matildas. 

Down the road in Canberra, Melbourne City started their season on the right note with a 1-0 win over the team in green. Holly McNamara's stunning debut goal was enough to seal the points, with Emma Checker leading from the back for City. 

Karly Roestbakken only announced her loan move back to Canberra midweek and made a cameo off the bench. 

Two late goals meant Perth Glory bagged all three points in a 2-1 win over Brisbane Roar - it was their first win in over a season. 

Katrina Gorry marked her return to the pitch, entering the game in the 68th minute, 110 days after giving birth to her daughter, Harper. Jamilla Rankin played a full game at left back. 

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Sydney FC got off to winning ways with a 3-1 win over Newcastle Jets in Kogarah. Remy Siemsen opened the scoring, running on to a flicked pass, outmuscling her defender and poking it past the Jets 'keeper. 

Jessika Nash, a week after making her Commonwealth Bank Matildas debut, made her first appearance in Sky Blue, with Jada Whyman behind her once again donning the gloves for Sydney. 

Charlize Rule was substituted into the game in the 72nd minute. 

To round out the action, reigning champions Melbourne Victory made a statement by putting five past Adelaide United in a 5-1 result. Courtney Nevin made her debut for the club and played a half. 

Meanwhile, Kyra Cooney-Cross was back to her best, playing a role in two goals through her set-piece taking and running in the middle of the park.