Sydney FC Women Win Season Opener

Sydney FC 3 (Siemsen 52’, Ibini 58’, Vine 68’) def. Newcastle Jets 1 (Allan 66’)

Sydney FC’s Liberty A-League Women have secured all three points defeating the Newcastle Jets 3-1 in their first outing of the season.

Moments That Mattered: 

VINE SHOT WIDE – 5’ – Vine drives forward and unleashes a shot just wide of the post.

VINE SHOT SAVED – 10’ – A left wing cross falls to Vine who just gets her toe to the ball but Coehlo gets her body across to save.

SIEMSEN SHOT SAVED – 11’ – Vine’s shot lands with Siemsen who swivels and shoots but Coehlo is down quickly to save well.

IBINI HITS THE POST – 29’ – Brewer’s clearance falls to Ibini who shoots from distance hitting the post as goalkeeper Coehlo watches on.

SIEMSEN GOAL – 52’ – Vine flicks on the ball to Siemsen who strong arms the defender out of the way to poke the ball home.

IBINI GOAL – 58’ – Vine cuts out a Brewer pass, gets to the byline and crosses for Ibini at the back post to slot home.

ALLAN GOAL – 66’ – Allan gets ahead of Ray and slides the ball past Whyman.

VINE GOAL – 68’ – A corner is flicked on at the near post, Vine sticks out a leg and puts the ball in the back of the net.

JABER RED CARD – 78’ – Jaber is sent off for a second yellow card after a poor looking challenge on Ibini.

Sydney FC players celebrate Siemsen’s opening goal

Sydney FC’s Women have got their Liberty A-League season off to a winning start thanks to goals from Remy Siemsen, Cortnee Vine and Princess Ibini.

After a goalless first half Siemsen opened the scoring after a lovely flicked pass from Vine.

Ibini slotted home from close range just before the hour mark after a perfect cross from Vine.

And the attacker got on the scoresheet herself ten minutes later finishing off a flicked on corner.

The Jets had earlier made it 2-1 one but Vine’s third put the game beyond doubt.

What They Said: Ante Juric: “First half was a little worrying because we didn’t capitalise on our chances but I was really happy with the intensity which was phenomenal.

“They played for each other big time and to get three goals is nice.

On Cortnee Vine – “She would have been buzzing to play and she killed it last year up until her injury.

“I think she is fresh now and she was excellent again.”

Sydney FC: 1. Jada WHYMAN, 3. Charlotte MCLEAN, 4. Jessika NASH, 5. Ally GREEN, 6. Sarah HUNTER (19. Charlie RULE 72′ ), 10 Remy SIEMSEN (8. Rachel LOWE 74’), 11. Cortnee VINE (16. Kahli JOHNSON 81’), 12. Natalie TOBIN, 15. Mackenzie HAWKESBY, 18. Taylor RAY, 20. Princess IBINI.

Unused Subs: 20. Katie OFFER (GK), 13. Natasha PRIOR.

Yellow Cards: Nash 89′, .

Red Cards: None.

Newcastle Jets: 20. Clare COEHLO, 2. Hannah BREWER, 3. Jemma HOUSE (13. Lauren ALLAN 62′), 5. Tiana JABER, 6. Cassidy DAVIS, 8. Elizabeth EDDY, 9. Tara ANDREWS (17. Marie MARKUSSEN 66′), 12. Kirsty FENTON, 14. Lucy JOHNSON (15. Sophie HARDING 66′), 16. Sunny FRANCO, 32. Bethany GORDON (19. Ashlee BRODIGAN 33’).

Subs: 36. Georgia BORIC (GK).

Yellow Cards: Johnson 43′, Jaber 45′.

Red Cards: Jaber 77’.

Venue: Netstrata Jubilee Stadium.

Referee: Rebecca Mackie.