Sydney FC Defeat Adelaide United To Lift Premiers Plate

Sydney FC have clinched a record fourth Premiers Plate after defeating Adelaide United 1-0 at Coopers Stadium.

Sydney FC 1 (Satchell 61’) def Adelaide United 0

Moments That Mattered: 

WHYMAN SAVE – 5’ – Whyman saves from point blank range a shot by Omiya to keep the scores level.

SATCHELL SHOT – 42’ – Satchell beats her defender and fires a right foot shot which the keeper pushes behind.

IBINI SHOT JUST OVER – 50’ – Ibini cuts inside and smashes a shot just over the bar.

SIEMSEN HITS THE POST – 60’ – Satchell feeds Siemsen who smashes a shot to the near post which Grove pushes onto the post and out for a corner.

SATCHELL GOAL – 61’ – A scramble in the box from the resultant corner falls at the feet of Satchell who smashes a left foot shot into the top corner.

SATCHELL SHOT FROM DISTANCE TIPPED OVER – 89’ – Satchell has a wicked shot from distance which is tipped over by the Reds keeper. 

Princess Ibini ,Mackenzie Hawkesby and Natalie Tobin of Sydney FC celebrate the final whistle and winning the Premiers Plate.

Sydney FC have won a record fourth Premiers Plate after a tight game in Adelaide was settled by a solitary goal from star player Paige Satchell.

After the first five minutes when Whyman pulled off a remarkable save, the Sky Blues were the dominant force for the majority of the game.

Satchell, Ibini and Siemsen all came close to breaking the deadline before the Kiwi international picked up the ball and hit a rocket in the top corner.

The Sky Blues continued to push forward but had to withstand a little bit of pressure toward the end from the home side, however they hung on for the two points which ensured a second consecutive title.

For Natalie Tobin it is her first title as captain in her rookie year as skipper.

What They Said: Natalie Tobin: “I almost cried there, it’s just so exciting, we’ve had the best season and to be rewarded for it is incredible and I’m so, so proud of the girls.

“We’ve got a young team and we lost some really good players last season and I think we had that expectation to win because we did so well, so it’s really overwhelming.”

Sydney FC: 1. Jada WHYMAN, 3. Charlotte MCLEAN, 5. Ally GREEN, 8. Rachel LOWE (6. Sarah HUNTER 64’), 10 Remy SIEMSEN (9. Maria JOSE ROJAS 64’), 12. Natalie TOBIN (Captain), 14. Paige SATCHELL, 15. Mackenzie HAWKESBY, 18. Taylor RAY, 19. Charlie RULE, 20. Princess IBINI.

Unused Subs: 20. Katie OFFER (GK), 4. Jessika NASH, 16. Kahli JOHNSON.

Yellow Cards: None

Red Cards: None.

Adelaide United FC: 1. Annalee GROVE, 2. Emily HODGSON, 3. Matilda MCNAMARA (15. Meleri MULLAN 53’), 4. Kayla SHARPLES, 5. Emma STANBURY, 6. Reona OMIYA (22. Emilia MURRAY 76’), 10. Chelsea DAWBER, 11. Isabel HODGSON (21. Grace TARANTO 76’), 13. Ella TONKIN, 16. Dylan HOLMES, 23. Fiona WORTS (18. Georgia BEAUMONT 87’).

Subs: 20. Miranda TEMPLEMAN (GK).

Yellow Cards: None .

Red Cards: None.

Venue: Coopers Stadium.

Referee: Casey Reibelt