Sky Blues Rise To W-League Summit



Sydney FC 2 (Ray 4’, Logarzo 30’) def. Melbourne Victory 1 (Privitelli 49’)

Sydney FC has risen to the top of the W-League ladder following a hard fought 2-1 win against Melbourne Victory in the Big Blue.

The Sky Blues took the lead early with a goal from debutant Taylor Ray. The lead was then doubled at the 30-minute mark through Logarzo following a world class strike from the midfielder.

Victory managed to pull a goal back after Privitelli found space in the box to head home past Bledsoe.

The win ensures a finals berth for Ante Juric’s team and moves the Sky Blues into pole position with the rest of the round to play.

Next up is the Sydney Derby clash against Western Sydney Wanderers on 4th of Feb.



4‘ DEBUT GOAL FOR RAY – Ball is sent over the top for Foord whose delivery is headed out but only as far as Ray who controls and volleys. The ball is deflected and sends the keeper the wrong way.

30’ LOGARZO WITH A WORLDIE – Ibini beats a player to cut back to an awaiting Logarzo just inside the box who unleashes an unstoppable effort into the top right hand corner, hitting the post before going in.

49’ GOAL PRIVITELLI – Corner is swung in to find the Victory midfielder unmarked as she heads to ball into the net.


Key Moments

3‘ LOGARZO TRIES HER LUCK – Logarzo receives isn’t closed down and looks to take advantage with her stinging 20 yard effort being palmed into the path of Foord but the Sky Blues’ forward can’t keep the follow up effort down.

21’ JUST OUT OF REACH FOR FOORD – Georgia Yeomen-Dale goes on a mazy run down the right to square the ball across to Foord who tries to stab home from close range but can’t generate enough power.

27’ CHANCE PRIVITELLI – Dowie for Victory cuts the ball back to her teammate after a solo run but she can’t keep her effort down to trouble Bledsoe.

40’ FINGERTIP SAVE BLEDSOE – Bledsoe pulls off an amazing fingertip save from what was a goal bound shot from Victory.

49’ ANOTHER GREAT SAVE FROM BLEDSOE – Ga-Eul beats a Sky Blues defender to fire a shot away from just outside the box but Bledsoe gets her fingers to it in time and tips it over.

78’ CHANCE FOR DE VANNA – Substitute Siemsen plays De Vanna through on the left but it’s just out of reach for the striker to generate power and trouble the keeper.

84’ ALMOST FOR FOORD – The Sydney FC striker is one on one with the keeper who just does enough to rush her and deflect her goal bound shot wide.

90+3’ SO CLOSE SIEMSEN – Foord squares the ball back to an onrushing Siemsen as she looks to stab from home from close range. The Victory keeper gets the slightest of touches to push it away.


Team News

Sydney FC 2 (Ray 4’, Logarzo 30’) def. Melbourne Victory 1 (Privitelli 49’)

Ground: AAMI Park

Sydney FC: 29. Aubrey BLEDSOE (gk), 2. Teresa POLIAS, 4. Elizabeth RALSTON, 6. Chloe, LOGARZO, 7. Rachael SOUTAR, 9. Caitlin FOORD, 11. Lisa DE VANNA, 13. Georgia YEOMAN-DALE, 15. Caitlin COOPER (16. Emily SONNETT 53’), 18. Taylor RAY (19. Leena KHAMIS 53’), 20. Princess IBINI (3. Remy SIEMSEN 72’).

Subs Not Used: 1. Shamiran KHAMIS (gk).

Yellow Cards: 9. Caitlin FOORD 90+4’

Red Cards: None.

Melbourne Victory: 20. Beth MASON-JONES (gk), 5. Laura ALLEWAY, 6. Annabel MARTIN, 7. Jeon GA-EUL, 8. Angela BEARD, 9. Natasha DOWIE, 14. Melina AYRES (11. Melinda BARBIERI 80’) , 16. Lia PRIVITELLI (10. Kyra COONEY-CROSS 76’), 17. Gulcan KOCA, 19. Kristen McNABB, 31. Christian GIBBONS.

Subs Not Used: 30. Emily KENSHOLE, 3. Alexandra GUMMER.

Yellow Cards:  19. Kristen McNABB 45’, Jeffrey Hopkins (man.) 65’

Red Cards: None.


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