CANBERRA. Melbourne Victory W managed to snatch a draw against Canberra United W with a late goal from T. Eliadis scored in the (88′) after Canberra United W got a lead with a goal from K. Faulknor (72′).
The match was played at the Viking Park stadium in Canberra on Saturday and it started at 3:00 pm local time. The referee was Rebecca Durcau who was helped by Lauren Hargrave and Emma Kocbek. The 4th official was Bec Mackie. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was extremely hot at 31.6 degrees Celsius or 88.9 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 24%.
- 49 Ball Possession 51
- 22 Total 7
- 9 On Target 4
- 7 Off Target 2
- 6 Shots blocked 1
- 89 Attack 66
- 70 Dangerous attack 44
- 0 Ball safe 0
- 0 Penalties 0
- 6 Corners 2
- 1 Off Sides 1
- 8 Total 8
- 2 Yellow Cards 1
- 0 Double Yellow 0
- 0 Red Card 0
- 3 Substitutions 3
None of the teams was particularly dominant in terms of ball possession. Canberra United W was in possession of the ball for 49% of the time vs. Melbourne Victory W that controlled the ball for 51% of the time.
Attitude and shots
Canberra United W had a more offensive attitude with 70 dangerous attacks and 22 shots of which 9 were on target. Nonetheless, that was not enough Canberra United W to win the match.
Canberra United W shot 22 times, 9 on target, 7 off target. On the opposite side, Melbourne Victory W shot 7 times, 4 on target, 2 off target.
Canberra United W received 2 yellow cards (L. Hughes and E. Brush). On the other side, Melbourne Victory W didn’t receive any yellow card.
After this match, Canberra United W will have 22 points like Perth Glory W to remain in the 6th place. On the opposite side, Melbourne Victory W will have 27 points to sit in the 4th place.
In the next match in the W-League, Canberra United W will play away against Melbourne City W on the 2nd of April with a 5-2 head to head stats in favor of Melbourne City W (0 draws).
Melbourne Victory W will play away agasint Wellington Phoenix W on the 31st of March with a 2-0 head to head stats in favor of Melbourne Victory W (0 draws).
Canberra United W – Formation
The manager Njegosh Popovich decided to play with the following team: Chloe Lincoln, Ellie Brush, Holly Murray, Grace Maher, Nickoletta Flannery, Laura Hughes, Hayley Taylor-Young, Vesna Milivojevic, S. Grove, Michelle Heyman and Grace Joanna Jale.
The home team had on the bench: K. Richards, Grace Samantha Taranto, Kennedy Jade Faulknor, Chloe Middleton and Wu Chengshu.
Canberra United W made 3 changes: L. Hughes for Chengshu Wu (70′), H. Murray for K. Faulknor (70′) and E. Brush for C. Middleton (86′).
Melbourne Victory W – Formation
Jeffrey Hopkins played with: Casey Dumont, Beattie Goad, Claudia Bunge, J. Nash, Kayla Morrison, Amy Jackson, T. Eliadis, Natalie Tathem, Melina Ayres, C. Zimmerman and Lia Privitelli.
They had on the bench: Ava Briedis, Rosie Curtis, Alana Murphy, Maja Markovski and Miranda Elizabeth Templeman.
Melbourne Victory W made 4 changes: L. Privitelli for Alana Murphy (55′), C. Zimmerman for Ava Briedis (66′), N. Tathem for Rosie Curtis (79′) and A. Jackson for Maja Markovski (79′).
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