Sydney FC 4 (Siemsen 18’, Latsko 33’, Logarzo 49’, Huerta 84’) def. Canberra United 0
Sydney FC have put on a dominant display in the nation’s capital, downing Canberra United 4-0 at McKellar Park on Monday evening to move into second place on the ladder.
Moments That Mattered:
1 – Huerta Fires Just Wide – 14’ – Sofia Huerta receives the ball at the top of the box, turns and shoots, curling an effort just wide of the far post.
2 – Logarzo Goes Close – 16’ – Teresa Polias plays in Chloe Logarzo who drives an effort the wrong side of the post from 18 yards.
3 – Siemsen Opens The Scoring – 18’ – Remy Siemsen puts the Sky Blues in the lead with a powerful header from close range, picked out by Teresa Polias’ deep free kick.
4 – Bledsoe With A Great Stop – 20’ – Aubrey Bledsoe produces a fantastic diving save, getting down low to her left to tip away a driven effort from Thorsnes.
5 – Latsko Gets Her First Sky Blue Goal – 33’ – Veronica Latsko notches her maiden Sydney FC goal with a well taken shot from the edge of the box finding the bottom corner.
6 – Logarzo With A Quality Finish – 49’ – Chloe Logarzo produces a moment of exquisite skill as she flicks home a Caitlin Foord cross at the near post.
7 – Huerta Forces A Sharp Save – 56’ – Sofia Huerta forces a quality save from Sham Khamis as she curls a shot at goal from inside the box.
8 – Huerta Wraps Up The Points – 84’ – Sofia Huerta is found by Caitlin Foord’s ball across the box, she takes a touch and drives a shot high into the net.
The Sky Blues weathered an early press from the home side before dictating the tempo in the first half, with Sofia Huerta and Chloe Logarzo both going close inside the first quarter of an hour.
Remy Siemsen opened the scoring for the Sky Blues after 18 minutes with a powerful header off a Teresa Polias free kick, as Aubrey Bledsoe was then called into action, parrying a low drive from Elise Thorsnes.
With Sydney FC controlling possession, Veronica Latsko notched her first Sky Blue goal with a well-struck low effort after 30 minutes as Head Coach Ante Juric’s charges cruised into half time.
The tone for the second half was set only four minutes after the restart, as Chloe Logarzo produced a moment of quality with a world class finish at the near post off Caitlin Foord’s cross to put the Sky Blues three goals to the good.
Forcing the home side into a series of turnovers, Sydney FC continued to dominate proceedings, with Sofia Huerta putting the icing on the cake six minutes from time, curling home inside the box for her second goal of the season.
Sydney FC back up quickly as they host the Brisbane Roar at Leichhardt Oval on Thursday night in Round 10, with $2 from each ticket sold being donated to Rural Aid in support of bushfire & drought affected farmers, their families and their communities.
Sydney FC: 1. Aubrey BLEDSOE (GK), 2. Teresa POLIAS (C) (62’ 12. Natalie TOBIN), 4. Elizabeth RALSTON, 6. Chloe LOGARZO, 7. Ellie BRUSH, 9. Caitlin FOORD, 10. Remy SIEMSEN (65’ 19. Amy SAYER), 11. Sofia HUERTA, 13. Veronica LATSKO (62’ 20. Princess IBINI), 14. Alanna KENNEDY, 17. Angelique HRISTODOULOU.
Subs Not Used: 30. Trudy BURKE (GK).
Yellow Cards: Logarzo 75’.
Red Cards: None.
Canberra United: 20. Shamiran KHAMIS (GK), 3. Kaleigh KURTZ, 4. Jessie RASSCHAERT, 5. Nikola ORGILL (C), 7. Simone CHARLEY, 8. Olivia PRICE (76’ 21. Rebekah HORSEY), 10. Camila Martins PEREIRA (46’ 12. Hayley TAYLOR-YOUNG), 11. Elise THORSNES, 15. Ashlie CROFTS, 16. Karly ROESTBAKKEN, 19. Leena KHAMIS (63’ 17. Patricia CHARALAMBOUS).
Subs Not Used: 1. Annalee GROVE (GK).
Yellow Cards: L. Khamis 44’, Orgill 73’.
Red Cards: None.
Ground: McKellar Park