Sydney FC Undefeated in Six Rounds

Sydney FC Women Remain Undefeated for Six Rounds

Ante Juric’s Sky Blue side have retained their top five spot after a nail biting 0-0 draw against the Central Coast Mariners, marking their 6th game undefeated.

Sydney FC 0 draw Central Coast Mariners 0.

Moments That Mattered 

02’ – WHYMAN DEFLECTION – The Sky Blue keeper denies Mariners international Wurigumula an attempt at goal.

38’ – SKY BLUES EDGE CLOSER – Sydney FC make crucial momentum off the back of a cross from Mackenzie Hawkesby with Fenton’s header saved.

Whyman made a crucial first half save to keep a clean sheet

40’ – WHYMAN SAVE – Jada Whyman saves a point blank shot from Galic before the half time whistle.

64’ – KEANE CHALLENGES BRYSON – Aideen Keane successfully challenges Faye Bryson who looked to capitalise off a free kick by Isabel Gomez.

What They Said: Ante Juric: “We are disappointed with our performance today. In saying that, with injuries and short turn arounds for recent games we can’t be too displeased.

“I was pleased with our reaction in the second half, in response to a poor first half. 

“We are looking forward to having a refresh during the week and preparing ourselves for our next opponents.”

Hollman and Hawkesby get stuck in

Match Report: Sydney FC kept their top five spot on the ladder after a tense 94 minutes of football saw the Sky Blues draw 0-0 with the Central Coast Mariners in Gosford this evening.

After only two minutes, the Central Coast Mariners were on the attack when Jazmin Wardlow crossed the ball to Wurigumula. The international’s right-footed attempt was strongly blocked by Sky Blue keeper Jada Whyman.

Moments later, Sydney FC looked to capitalise on a free kick awarded to Mackenzie Hawkesbury down the right wing. A cross from Hawkesbury landed to Kirsty Fenton but her header from the centre of the box was blocked by Mariners goalkeeper, Casey Dumont.

Twenty minutes of tit-for-tat play saw the Mariners closing in.

Wurigumula dribbled the ball out wide, with McLean closely chipping at her heels.

The forward then delivered a cross to the centre of the penalty box to Galic but her strike was denied by Whyman, keeping the game scoreless in the opening 45 minutes.

Aideen Keane on the attack

The remaining half was off to a fiery start with Shay Hollman ferociously challenging Galic in the penalty area, denying the Mariners another attempt at goal.

Abbey Lemon and Princess Ibini weaved through Mariners defensive line, gunning for the opening goal for the match. Ibini’s return pass to Lemon narrowly fell short, falling into the hands of Ashley Irwin.

The valiant defensive effort and perseverance from the Sky Blues forced a 0-0 draw, shutting the Mariners out from the top eight.

Sydney FC: 1. Jada WHYMAN (GK), 3. Charlotte MCLEAN, 4. Tori TUMETH, 5. Kirsty FENTON, 7. Teigan COLLISTER (18. Taylor RAY 45’), 13. Aideen KEANE (17. Jynaya DOS SANTOS 83’), 15. Mackenzie HAWKESBY, 16. Jordan THOMPSON, 19. Zara KRUGER (14. Abbey LEMON 45’), 20. Princess IBINI, 21. Shay HOLLMAN (22. Indiana DOS SANTOS 79’)

Unused Subs: 40. Jasmine BLACK (GK)

Yellow Cards: Hollman 7’ / Hawkesby 62’

Red Cards: None.

Central Coast Mariners: 92. Casey DUMONT (GK), 2. Faye BRYSON, 3. Ashley IRWIN, 4. Paige HAYWARD, 5. Annabelle MARTIN (13. Alexia KARRYS-STAHL 61’), 6. Isabel GOMEZ, 8. Bianca GALIC, 9. WURIGUMULA (11. Annalise RASMUSSEN 89’), 10. Rola BADAWIYA (24. Shadeene EVANS 61’), 12. Jazmin WARDLOW, 18. Taken KING

Unused Subs: 19. Tiarna KARAMBASIS, 1. Sarah LANGMAN (GK)

Yellow Cards: Gomez 47’

Red Cards: None.

Venue: Industree Group Stadium, Gosford, New South Wales

Referee: Isabella Blaess