Sydney FC Women have become the first club in history to record eight consecutive clean sheets after defeating Brisbane Roar 2-0 at Leichhardt Oval.
The win takes Sydney FC seven points clear at the top with a game in hand.
Jada Whyman has overtaken Matildas Goalkeeper Lydia Williams for the number of minutes without conceding in A-League Women’s (W-League) history
Sydney FC 2 (Rojas 7’, Rule 48’) def. Brisbane Roar 0
Moments That Mattered:
ROJAS GOAL- 7’ – A great ball comes in from Rule on the right which hangs high and Rojas volleys home.
RULE GOAL – 48’ – Corner is sent over and not cleared but flicked back in and Rule finishes it.
HAFFENDEN SENT OFF – 59’ – Brought down Rojas who was clean through.
FIRST TEAM TO CONCEDE NOTHING IN 8 A-LEAGUE WOMENS MATCHES – 90’ – Sky Blues squad refuse to concede a goal for a record 8 consecutive matches over-taking Melbourne City.
Sydney FC have moved well ahead of the rest of the chasing Liberty A-League pack after a comfortable 2-0 win over long-time rivals Brisbane Roar.
The Sky Blues players recorded two goals and an eighth consecutive clean sheet thanks to strikes from Maria Rojas and Charlie Rule, on top of exceptional performances from Captain Natalie Tobin, Ally Green, Charlotte McLean and Rule at right back.
What They Said: Star Midfielder Rachel Lowe:- “We are happy to get the win tonight, they were a really good side in the first half so we got a rude shock.
“Being on top of the table it’s really important for us to keep our head down and not get too complacent and keep pushing the gap between us and second place.”
Sydney FC: 1. Jada WHYMAN, 3. Charlotte McLEAN, 5. Ally GREEN, 6. Sarah HUNTER (Taylor RAY 46’), 8. Rachel LOWE (4. Jessika NASH 72’), 9. Maria JOSE ROJAS, 12. Natalie TOBIN, 14. Paige SATCHELL (16. Khali JOHNSON 82’), 15. Mackenzie HAWKESBY, 19. Charlie RULE (21. Shay HOLLMAN 72’), 20. Princess IBINI.
Unused Subs: 20. Katie OFFER (GK).
Yellow Cards: Lowe 29’.
Red Cards: None.
Brisbane Roar: 21. Mia BAILEY (GK), 2. 2. Anna MARGRAF, 3. Jessie RASSCHAERT, 5. Jamilla RANKIN, 8.Mariel HECHER (31. Aleeah DAVEM 86’), 9. Larissa CRUMMER, 10. Katrina GORRY, 12.Shea CONNORS, 14. Rie KITANO (19. Hollie PALMER 58’), 18. Annabelle HAFFENDEN, 23. Meaghan McELLIGOTT (24. Ellen GETT 58’).
Subs: 1. Georgina WORTH (GK), 11.Natalie TATHEM.
Yellow Cards: Rasschaert 58’.
Red Cards: None.
Venue: Leichhardt Oval.
Referee: Georgia Ghirardello.