Hayley Raso delivered a brace as Brisbane Roar claimed a valuable weekend win in the Westfield W-League.
While a number of Westfield Matildas scrapped it out in a typically tense Melbourne Derby on Thursday night.
Read on for a full wrap of your Westfield Matildas in the Westfield W-League.
Raso wins it late for Roar
Brisbane Roar were chasing their first home win of the campaign, while Adelaide United were simply chasing their first win of any kind this season.
Westfield Matildas Mackenzie Arnold, Clare Polkinghorne, Tameka Yallop, Katrina Gorry and Hayley Raso were heavily involved as the Roar snatched a late win to get their season back on track – with Raso delivering the final goal on her way to a match-winning double.
Raso struck in the 84th minute in the see-sawing contest after cunningly touching past the onrushing Sarah Willacy in the Adelaide goal.
Earlier, Raso opened her account bringing down a cross and banging home a strong finish on the angle to add to Indiah-Paige Riley’s early opener.
Raso wasn’t the only Westfield Matilda on the scoresheet either, with Mary Fowler bringing Adelaide back into the contest in the first half with a stunning driven strike from the top of the box.
Her Reds teammate Willacy also featured in the highlights with a dramatic tipped save to prevent an audacious effort from Gorry late in the first half.
Sydney FC shoot back to form in style
Sydney FC’s array of Westfield Matildas were on song as they returned to winning ways with a 2-0 win over Newcastle Jets.
There was plenty to like about the contributions of Caitlin Foord and Chloe Logarzo, with the pair at the heart of most of Sydney FC's most impressive moments.
The Sky Blues should have scored more than their two goals - scored by Remy Siemsen - from their 34 shots in total, with Foord and Logarzo both going close to adding to the tally.
Also grabbing the headlines was defender Alanna Kennedy, who made her return to Sydney FC’s starting line-up with a domineering defensive display that stifled the Jets throughout.
The result made for an even more disappointing afternoon for the Jets’ Gema Simon, who was replaced at half-time with injury.
City leave it late in Derby
Westfield Matildas fraternity was put to the test on Thursday night as Melbourne City edged out arch-rivals Melbourne Victory in the first Melbourne Derby of the season.
City stole the points 1-0 at the death as Westfield Matildas duo Emily van Egmond and Steph Catley combined to set up Yukari Kinga for the game’s only goal.
The late winner proved a relief for van Egmond after she earlier saw her first half penalty attempt saved, but City were knocking on the door through-out the contest.
Aivi Luik came closest to breaking the deadlock prior to the goal with a second-half header that clattered off the woodwork.
At the other end of the pitch, it was a second clean sheet at home that earned the plaudits for Lydia Williams, Ellie Carpenter and Emma Checker in the City defensive third.
For Victory, Jenna McCormick and Teigen Allen were equally tireless as they toiled for the visitors, while Kyah Simon came on as a half-time sub for City.
Canberra settle for draw in Perth
Just as it seemed Karly Roestbakken and her Canberra United team would hang on for a hard-fought win in the west, Perth Glory delivered late to force a share of the spoils.
Kim Carroll’s 90th minute header did the damage for the hosts after it looked they would finish another 90 minutes without reward.
Earlier, American Simone Charley delivered United the lead after chasing down an early release and bending a strong finish in on the angle.
But the visitors were denied breathing room by an inspired performance from Eliza Campbell, who notched nine saves across the contest at Dorrien Gardens.