Sydney FC 3 (McCaskill 26’, 90’+4’, Ibini 77’) def. Newcastle Jets 1 (Copus-Brown 82’)
Sydney FC have put themselves back in Finals contention after a 3-1 win over Newcastle Jets at Jubilee Stadium thanks to goals from Savannah McCaskill and Princess Ibini.
Moments That Mattered:
1. Colaprico Chance – 12’ – A header clearance from a left wing cross falls to Colaprico on the right foot volley and is brilliantly saved down low by Ekerstrom.
2. McCaskill Goal – 26’ – Colaprico finds Foord wide on the right and her perfect cross his headed home beautifully by McCaskill from 10 yards.
3. Bledsloe Save – 36’ – Collister’s hooked shot on the edge of the box is palmed away by Bledsoe in the Sydney FC goal.
4. McCaskill Off The Bar – 57’ – Another fantastic header from McCaskill but this time it comes back off the bar.
5. McCaskill Shot Saved – 58’ – McCaskill gets clear in the inside left channel and shoots but it’s brilliantly saved down low the keeper.
6. Ibini Goal – 77’ – Huerta crosses low from the left hand side into the path of Ibini who slots home from only two yards to double the lead.
7. Copus-Brown Goal – 82’ – Copus-Brown smashes the ball home from 25 yards into the top corner giving Bledsoe no chance.
8. Harrison Off The Line – 84’ – Harrison clears off the line from Andrews preserving the lead.
9. McCaskill Goal – 90’+4’ – McCaskill wraps it up for the Sky Blues as she turns and fires in across goal from inside the area following a great run from De Vanna.
A Savannah McCaskill masterclass and a Princess Ibini poacher’s goal has handed Sydney FC a 3-1 win over Newcastle Jets in hot conditions at Jubilee Stadium.
McCaskill struck first midway through the first half after a great cross from Caitlin Foord found the head of the United States international who powered home from close range.
The American nearly had a second after the break when her header crashed off the bar.
Eventually the Sky Blues did find a second to double the lead through Ibini who slide home a Huerta cross from close range.
The Jets pulled one back with a stunning long-range effort from Copus-Brown with eight minutes to go and the Sky Blues had to withstand some pressure in the final stages, before a fabulous turn and shot from McCaskill secured the tie in the final minute.
Sydney FC: 1.Aubrey BLEDSOE (GK), 2.Teresa POLIAS ©, 4.Elizabeth RALSTON (12. Natalie TOBIN 83’), 6.Chloe LOGARZO, 8.Amy HARRISON, 9.Caitlin FOORD (11.Lisa DE VANNA 86’), 10.Savannah McCASKILL, 14.Alanna KENNEDY, 18.Taylor RAY (20.Princess IBINI 68’), 22.Sofia HUERTA, 23. Danielle COLAPRICO.
Subs Not Used: 30.Trudy BURKE (GK).
Yellow Cards: None.
Red Cards: None.
Newcastle Jets: 1. Britt ECKERSTROM (GK), 2. HannaH BREWER, 5. Arin GILLILAND-WRIGHT, 6. Cassidy DAVIS, 7. Gema SIMON (4. Elizabeth COPUS-BROWN 65’), 10. Emily VAN EGMOND, 17. Jenna KINGSLEY, 18. Clare WHEELER, 19. Panagiota PETRATOS (12. Tara ANDREWS 72’), 22. Larissa CRUMMER, 25. Teigan COLLISTER (15. Renee POUNTNEY 80’).
Subs not used: 20. Claire COELHO (GK).
Yellow Cards: Crummer 44’,
Red Cards: None.
Ground: Jubilee Stadium
Referee: Katie Patterson.