Sydney FC achieved a league record on Wednesday night when the defeated Brisbane Roar 2-0 at Leichhardt Oval. Ante Juric’s side have not conceded a goal for eight matches and for more than 12 hours of football. The record was previously held by Melbourne City back in 2015-16.
Goalkeeper Jada Whyman has now gone eight matches without conceding a goal and now holds the record after eclipsing Matildas’ great Lydia William’s record of seven matches.
Captain Nat Tobin admits she’s proud of the achievement that her teammates have set and is focused on the rest of the season as the league reaches the final corner.
“We tried to not think about it heading into the game but I think it’s one of those things that we had in the back of our mind. I’ve never not wanted to concede a goal so badly.”
“There were a few times in the first half where Brisbane really pushed us and it was a tough game.”
“We didn’t really speak about it after the game but before the match, Ante spoke about how we can set this record and for Jada as well.”
It’s been a special season for Tobin who has stepped up as captain in the absence of Teresa Polias.
“I was a little bit nervous coming into the season as captain. I had big shoes to fill in Teresa’s but the team has made my job so easy.”
“As a centre back it’s a record that I’m proud of as well and I think this reflects us as a team. I’ve been really grateful for playing alongside Charlotte (Mclean) and I think she’s been having an outstanding season as well.”