It was business as usual in the Westfield W-League as Westfield Matildas stars Caitlin Foord and Sam Kerr grabbed five goals between them in Round 6 over the weekend.
The pair are in scintillating form for club and country and are helping Sydney FC and Perth Glory climb the ladder at a crucial point in the 2018/19 Season.
Ellie Carpenter grabbed her second goal of the season in Canberra United’s 2-2 draw against Western Sydney Wanderers at Spotless Stadium, and Tameka Butt grabbed Melbourne City’s second goal in their 3-1 victory over Newcastle Jets.
What is it good Foord?
It turns out Caitlin Foord is good for absolutely everything, firing an impressive hat-trick in Sydney FC’s 5-1 victory over Brisbane Roar on Sunday afternoon.
The Seymour Shaw faithful would have been pleased when Foord opened the scoring on 15 minutes, but little did they know what they were in for.
Foord would grab two more goals on 67 and 83 minutes, sealing Sydney FC’s performance in pure style.
Princess Ibini showed a killer instinct as she darted into the box and flicked Sofia Huerta’s cross into the near post.
Clare Polkinghorne and Katrina Gorry were no match for Sydney FC’s forwards as Chloe Logarzo and Lisa de Vanna ran riot alongside Foord.
Meanwhile, Sky Blues defender Alanna Kennedy played the full 90 minutes, as did Brisbane’s Mackenzie Arnold.
No glory despite Kerr's brace
The stage was set for an absolute thriller at Marden Sports Complex.
Adelaide United and Perth Glory were both on eight points, separated only by goal difference.
After the Reds took the lead on 22 minutes, Kerr leapt highest to head the visitors to parity on a hot Adelaide afternoon.
Seven minutes later, as the half neared its close, Kerr would take the lead in the Golden Boot race with her sixth goal of the season and second on the night.
A 50-metre, cross-field through ball from Rachel Hill fell onto Kerr’s chest, before the Westfield Matildas striker beat two defenders to fire into the bottom-left corner.
At the other end, Kerr’s teammate Michelle Heyman played a full 90 minutes but was unable to get onto the scoresheet.
Butt gets City back to winning ways
Tameka Butt scored a crucial goal in City’s 3-1 victory over Newcastle Jets at McDonald Jones Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The midfielder’s football intelligence shone on 34 minutes when Kyah Simon’s shot took a slight deflection to fall into Butt’s path.
The deflection may have been a stroke of luck, but Butt’s awareness to make a forward run showed her ability to read the game and her determination to pick up scraps.
Elise Kellond-Knight bossed the midfield for City, creating one chance and registering two shots but was unable to get on the scoresheet.
City keeper Lydia Williams had a busy afternoon on her 100th appearance in the Westfield W-League.
The Westfield Matildas shot-stopper was helpless in stopping Katie Stengel’s strike which came from a sumptuous Emily van Egmond cross.
It was a long day at the office for Jets pair Larissa Crummer and Gema Simon, though the pair did play 90 minutes alongside van Egmond.
Carpenter goal not enough for United
Ellie Carpenter scored the opener in Canberra United’s 2-2 draw with Western Sydney Wanderers on Friday afternoon.
The youngster fired home from more than 30 metres out into an open net after Jada Whyman took a knock and could not get back to her goal.
Carpenter played 90 minutes as wing-back, giving her the freedom to start higher up the field and join in on Canberra’s attacks.