ENDEAVOUR HILLS. Melbourne City W defeats Western Sydney Wanderers W 1-0 after H. Wilkinson scored just 1 goal (14′). Melbourne City W was truly better in terms of ball possession (67%) and that was among the factors of its victory.
The match was played at the Reema Reserve – Pitch 1 stadium in Endeavour Hills on Saturday and it started at 3:00 pm local time. The referee was Bec Mackie with the help of Jasmine Steger and Janelle Sammutt. The 4th official was Shab Roshan. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was hot at 25.2 degrees Celsius or 77.43 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 55%.
Melbourne City W was in firm control of the ball 67% while Western Sydney Wanderers W was struggling with a 33% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Melbourne City W was more aggressive with 50 dangerous attacks and 8 shots of which 2 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Melbourne City W won the match.
Melbourne City W shot 8 times, 2 on target, 6 off target. Talking about the opposition, Western Sydney Wanderers W shot 6 times, 6 on target, 0 off target.
Melbourne City W didn’t receive any yellow card. Talking about the opposition, Western Sydney Wanderers W received 1 yellow card (A. Harrison).
After this match, Melbourne City W will have 22 points to hold in the 2nd place. On the other side, Western Sydney Wanderers W will stay with 8 points to hold in the 9th place.
In the next match in the W-League, Melbourne City W will host Canberra United W on the 2nd of April with a 5-2 head to head record in favor of Melbourne City W (0 draws).
Western Sydney Wanderers W will play away agasint Western United W on the 1st of April with a 1-0 head to head record in favor of Western Sydney Wanderers W (0 draws).
Melbourne City W – Formation
The manager Adrian Stena decided to play with the following team: Melissa Barbieri Hudson, Katie Bowen, Emma Checker, Karly Roestbakken, N. Thomas-Chinnama, Julia Grosso, Kaitlyn Torpey, Leah Davidson, Daniela Galic, Hannah Wilkinson and R. Pollicina.
The home team had on the bench: B. Henry, Charlotte Hrehoresin, Darcey Malone, Leticia McKenna and Chelsea Blissett.
Melbourne City W made 4 changes: K. Røstbakken for L. McKenna (58′), D. Galic for D. Malone (73′), J. Grosso for C. Blissett (74′) and N. Thomas-Chinnama for B. Henry (84′).
Western Sydney Wanderers W – Formation
Kat Smith played with: Sham Khamis, Clare Hunt, Lauren Keir, Amy Harrison, Melissa Caceres, Bethany Gordon, Danika Matos, Alexia Apostolakis, Amy Chessari, Sarina Bolden and S. Harding.
These were the players on the bench: Olivia Price, Angelique Hristodoulou, Cushla Rue, Teresa Morrissey and Malia Steinmetz.
Western Sydney Wanderers W made 4 changes: S. Bolden for C. Rue (46′), M. Caceres for M. Steinmetz (46′), A. Chessari for O. Price (77′) and S. Harding for A. Hristodoulou (84′).
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the W-League.