The race for the A-League Women’s Premiers Plate is back in Sydney FC’s hands ahead of a crucial final two games of the season.
The Sky Blues sit two points ahead of Melbourne City at the top of the ladder with both clubs having only two games remaining, following City’s 1-0 loss to Brisbane Roar last night.
It means wins against Perth in Tasmania this Sunday and versus Adelaide United away next weekend will guarantee a record 4th Premiers Plate for the Sky Blues and a second consecutive top of the ladder finish.
However full back Ally Green insists there is still a lot of work ahead, after three away trips in eight days last week.
“We were pretty exhausted after three games in one week and they were all tough games too,” she said.
“We came back into training on Tuesday for recovery and it’s been a lighter week, so everyone is feeling a lot better.
“Perth are a good team and are pushing for a top four spot,” she continued.
“It’s another away game but we’ve prepped well, had a good rest this week and we are ready to go again.”
With the title back in the Sky Blues hands, Green admits Sydney FC’s players will get a lift.
“Last night’s game has definitely helped us, we are on a level playing field once again and it’s up to us.
“It’s still a very tight race with the top four all in contention and Melbourne City definitely won’t be giving up, so we have to bring out a solid performance.
“It’s nice to know we are back in control of our fate but Perth are still fighting for a place in the top four too.”
The trip to play in Tasmania will be a first for Sydney FC’s Women and for many of the girls who haven’t been there.
“I was planning to go on a trip to Tasmania last year but it got cancelled due to lockdown,” said the 23-year old.
“It will be my first time down there and certainly my first time playing there like a lot of our girls.
“It’s exciting to be playing in a new venue.”
A win for the Sky Blues and anything less than a win for City on Tuesday night at home to Newcastle Jets will also hand Sydney FC a record 4th Premiers Plate.