Sydney FC have been defeated by Brisbane Roar going down 1-0 to a first half Chelsea Blissett goal.
Sydney FC 0 def. by Brisbane Roar 1 (Blissett 22’)
Moments That Mattered
22’ – BLISSETT GOAL – A ball is fed through to Blissett who cuts it back onto her left foot and curls the ball into Whyman’s far right-hand corner.
68’ – PENALTY APPEAL TURNED DOWN FOR KEANE – Aideen Keane was caught in the cross hairs of two Brisbane Roar defenders in the penalty box. With the game on the line, no penalty or foul was awarded in favour of the Sydney FC striker.
73’ – VINE DENIED BY STUNNING SAVE – Cortnee Vine and Jordan Silkowitz went head-to-head as Sydney FC looked to even the scoreboard. A right footed shot by Vine from outside the box was saved by Silkowitz in the bottom left corner.
What They Said: Ante Juric: “Credit goes to Brisbane as they defended deeply with the numbers behind the ball, making it difficult to create good chances.
“We are disappointed with the loss and in particular the first half performance.
“However, these are games we will learn from and grow stronger from. Learning from our mistakes and shortcomings.”
Match Report: A valiant effort from Sydney FC was turned down by Brisbane Roar in a 1-0 loss in the second match of the Liberty A-League Women’s season at Ballymore Stadium.
A goal off the left boot by Chelsea Blissett in the 22nd minute gave Brisbane a leg up against the Sky Blues.
Despite Brisbane’s early dominance, the Sky Blues pressed in the second half for the equaliser and with Charlotte McLean and Cortnee Vine going close.
McLean hit two long range efforts which tested the keeper Silkowitz while Vine had an attempt saved from just outside of the box.
Sydney FC substitute striker Aideen Keane was caught in the cross hairs of two Brisbane defenders and appealed for a penalty midway through the second half. She went down just outside the six-yard box, but the penalty appeal was denied.
Cortnee Vine and goalkeeper Jordan Silkowitz were at it again in the 73rd minute. Spreading her Matilda magic, Vine opted for a right-footed shot into the bottom left corner. It was saved by Silkowitz to keep Brisbane ahead.
In the end, the Sky Blues fell short in a 1-0 matchup and their next clash will be when they head overseas for the AFC International Women’s Club Championship.
Sydney FC: 1. Jada WHYMAN (GK), 2. Margaux CHAUVET, 3. Charlotte McLEAN, 5. Kirsty FENTON, 6. Lucy JOHNSON (18. Taylor RAY 36’), 9. Shea CONNORS, 11. Cortnee VINE, 14. Abbey LEMON (4. Tori TUMETH 59’), 19. Zara KRUGER (22. Indiana DOS SANTOS 65’), 20. Princess IBINI (13. Aideen KEANE 59’), 21. Shay HOLLMAN.
Unused Subs: 30. Tahlia FRANCO (GK).
Yellow Cards: FENTON (50’)
Red Cards: None
Brisbane Roar: 29. Jordan SILKOWITZ (GK), 4. Kijah STEPHENSON (14. Sarah O’DONOGHUE 63’), 5. Jenna McCORMICK, 6. Holly McQUEEN, 9. Mia CORBIN, 10. Grace KUILAMU (15. Hannah HOLGERSEN 59’), 11. Sharn FREIER (12. Tamar LEVIN 90+3’), 13. Tameka YALLOP (19. Hollie PALMER 45’), 16. Chelsea BLISSETT, 17. Leah SCARPELLI, 18. Teagan THOMPSON.
Unused Subs: 1. Keeley RICHARDS (GK),
Yellow Cards: PALMER (61’)
Red Cards: None
Venue: Ballymore Stadium
Referee: Izzy Blaess