'This makes me so happy' - social media reaction as Westfield Matildas go seven up on Chinese Taipei

The dust has settled on the Westfield Matildas' dream start to Olympic Games qualifying and now match number two is closing into view.

Thailand are the next roadblock on Australia's route to Tokyo 2020 and Ante Milicic and his side head back to Campbelltown Stadium on Monday, 10 February at 7.30pm AEDT.

With that sensational 7-0 victory against Chinese Taipei now in the rear mirror, we look back on some of the best social media moments from Friday's tournament opener in Sydney's south-west.


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A match on home soil is always special for the Westfield Matildas but Kyah Simon's return to the Green and Gold jersey for the first time since October 2018 will certainly be one to remember.

Another moment that was a long time in waiting, from another comeback kid, was Katrina Gorry grabbing the seventh – her first Westfield Matildas goal in 917 days  – and Mini's giant smile said it all. 

Caitlin Foord was the hero on the night after notching a first-half hat-trick and her new club – English Women's Super League giants Arsenal – were clearly impressed with their new recruit.

Foord was hungry for goals from the off against Chinese Taipei. She could not even wait for Elise Kellond-Knight to arrive for the pre-match team photo before racing out onto the rain-drenched Campbelltown Stadium field.

Another Westfield Matilda bound for England after this competition is Hayley Raso. She paid tribute to the commitment of the Westfield Matildas' fans, who showed up in their droves despite the pouring rain.

Raso's new club, Everton, were also keeping a close eye on their new signing. No doubt they cannot wait for the Brisbane-native to be donning some royal blue ribbons in the WSL.

The Westfield Matildas stars were in no hurry to get out of the downpour at the final whistle. Emily Gielnik was one of many who signed autographs and posed for selfies until she was thoroughly soaked and the Bayern Munich star paid tribute to the fans.

And we leave the final word to dominant defender Jenna McCormick, who wrapped it all up neatly in this closing tweet. Bring on Monday night!

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Watch Matildas

Matchday 3 – Monday 10 February 2020 

Campbelltown Stadium, Leumeah

  • Chinese Taipei v China PR – 4.30pm AEDT
  • Thailand v Australia – 7.30pm AEDT


Broadcast: Live on FOX SPORTS, Kayo Sports, and the My Football Live App – delayed on ABC TV

International viewers: Live streamed via My Football YouTube channel 

Matchday 4 – Thursday 13 February 2020 

Western Sydney Stadium, Parramatta

  • Australia v China PR – 7.30pm AEDT


Broadcast: Live on FOX SPORTS, Kayo Sports, and the My Football Live App – delayed on ABC TV.

International viewers - Live streamed via My Football YouTube channel