Chloe Logarzo was on the scoresheet for Western United, and a Melbourne Victory side featuring three CommBank Matildas were comprehensive victors.
Read our Matildas at Home report below.
The weekend began with Perth Glory coming from behind to defeat Adelaide United 2-1 on Saturday evening. Dylan Holmes opened the scoring for the Reds in the first half, but goals after the break to Kiwi international Grace Jale and former Young Matilda Susan Phonsongkham sealed the comeback for the home side.
Wellington Phoenix continued their good form to start the season on Sunday afternoon, defeating Western United 3-1. The pick of the goals was a superb free kick from Macey Fraser. In a great sign for CommBank Matildas fans, Chloe Logarzo played the full match for Western – the first time she has done so since joining the club last season – and scored a late consolation goal, a looping shot from distance that was perfectly weighted to sneak in under the crossbar.
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Two goals in two minutes meant that the Central Coast Mariners and Brisbane Roar played out a 1-1 draw at Central Coast Stadium. A header from the Mariners’ Rola Badawiya was answered almost instantly by a strike from Roar captain Ayesha Norrie. A penalty by Isabel Gomez in the first half could have put the Mariners ahead, but it was saved by Brisbane’s goalkeeper Jordan Silkowitz, who had an outstanding game.
Tameka Yallop played 75 minutes on the wing for the Roar. Meanwhile, Kyah Simon was not named in the Mariners’ matchday squad, still recovering from injury.
Melbourne Victory dominated at the Home of the Matildas on Sunday afternoon, comprehensively victorious over the Newcastle Jets 4-0. A brace to one-cap CommBank Matilda Rachel Lowe, as well as a goal to Young Matilda Ella O’Grady, sealed the result for the home side.
Elise Kellond-Knight started the match for Victory and played 72 minutes, while Lydia Williams played the whole match. Emily Gielnik came on at half-time and looked incredibly promising, but unfortunately had to be substituted off 16 minutes later with an injury.
The final match of the weekend saw Melbourne City defeat Western Sydney Wanderers 4-3 thanks to a Holly McNamara hattrick. City looked to be in control for the majority of the match – at one stage, leading 4-1 - but the Wanderers refused to go away. A brace for Sophie Harding and Vicky Bruce’s second goal in as many weeks kept Western Sydney in the game. In the end, however, City had just enough quality to see off the challenge.
AFC Women’s Club Championship
Sydney FC’s continental campaign has come to an end after they were defeated 3-0 by South Korea’s Hyundai Steel Red Angels. It means that they finished second in the group and will not compete in the final next year.
Cortnee Vine did not participate in the competition due to injury and continues her recovery at home.