ENDEAVOUR HILLS. Melbourne City W managed to clinch a draw against Sydney W with a late goal from K. Torpey scored in the (90′) after Sydney W got a lead with a goal from C. Vine (24′). Melbourne City W was not able to win even if it was superior in terms of ball possession (57%)
The match was played at the Reema Reserve – Pitch 1 stadium in Endeavour Hills on Saturday and it started at 1:00 pm local time. The referee was Anna-Marie Keighley who was helped by Joanna Kate Charaktis and Danielle Anderson. The 4th official was Caitlin Williams. The weather was clear. The temperature was pleasant at 21 degrees Celsius or 69.75 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 73%.
- 57 Ball Possession 43
- 14 Total 18
- 5 On Target 10
- 5 Off Target 4
- 4 Shots blocked 4
- 95 Attack 97
- 67 Dangerous attack 74
- 0 Ball safe 0
- 0 Penalties 0
- 6 Corners 5
- 2 Off Sides 6
- 7 Total 11
- 2 Yellow Cards 1
- 0 Double Yellow 0
- 0 Red Card 0
- 2 Substitutions 0
Melbourne City W had a strong ball possession 57% while Sydney W was struggling with a 43% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Sydney W was putting more pressure with 74 dangerous attacks and 18 shots of which 10 were on target. However, that was not enough Sydney W to win the encounter.
Melbourne City W shot 14 times, 5 on target, 5 off target. On the other side, Sydney W shot 18 times, 10 on target, 4 off target.
Melbourne City W received 2 yellow cards (D. Galic and J. Grosso). Talking about the opposition, Sydney W received 1 yellow card (S. Hollman).
After playing this contest, Melbourne City W will have 29 points to remain in the 3rd place. Regarding the opposition, Sydney W will have 34 points to hold in the 1st 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 stats in favor of Melbourne City W (0 draws).
Sydney W will host Newcastle Jets W on the 1st of April with a 7-0 head to head statistic in favor of Sydney W (0 draws).
Melbourne City W – Formation
The manager Adrian Stena decided to play with the following team: Sally James, Katie Bowen, Emma Checker, N. Thomas-Chinnama, Julia Grosso, Kaitlyn Torpey, Leticia McKenna, Daniela Galic, Hannah Wilkinson, Maria José Alondra Rojas Pino and Holly Christina Mcnamara.
The home team had on the bench: Darcey Malone, Isabella Accardo, Chelsea Blissett, Sophia Varley and B. Henry.
Melbourne City W made 4 changes: N. Thomas-Chinnama for Chelsea Blissett (72′), Maria Rojas Pino for Bryleeh Flo Henry (80′), D. Galic for Isabella Accardo (81′) and L. McKenna for Darcey Malone (83′).
Sydney W – Formation
Ante Juric played with: Jada Whyman, Anna Green, Natalie Tobin, Deborah-Anne De la harpe, S. Hunter, Rachel Lowe, Mackenzie Hawkesby, Charlize Jayde Rule, Cortnee Vine, Princess Ibini and Shay Taylah Hollman.
These were the players on the bench: Jynaya Dos Santos, Shadeene Evans, Katie Offer, Indiana Dos Santos and Teigan Collister.
Sydney W decided to remain with the initial team without doing any substitution.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the W-League.
- Wellington Phoenix W – Perth Glory W – 0-1
- Canberra United W – Melbourne Victory W – 1-1
- Melbourne City W – Sydney W – 1-1