The new season of W-League (11th edition), started with a beating victory with Sydney FC's clear win against the Wanderers. If Brisbane snatched the point of the draw against Perth, Melbourne Victory and Adelaide remained silent, while the Citizens broke their teeth in Canberra. Summary of this first day.



It goes for Sydney FC

Nothing better than starting this new season with a derby, even more if it concerns the finalist of the past season. After being defeated by Melbourne City last February in the final, Sydney FC start their season at Marconi Stadium against their neighbor, Western Sydney.

Scarcely time to take its marks that the player of Sky Blue (NWSL), Savannah McCaskill is already put in legs. The young American international will find perfectly Caitlin Foord (13th) who dribbled Jada Mathyssen and opens the score 0-1.

The second goal will take place in the second half. The stainless captain Teresa Polias will launch Chloé Logarzo (60th), who hits the entrance to the penalty area, out of range of Mathyssen 0-2. Caitlin Foord (76) is going to give herself a double at the end of the match, well served by Lisa de Vanna, who plays Sydney Miramontez 0-3.


Ca breaks for Melbourne City

If all goes well for De Vanna and her teammates, the recovery was a little more complicated for the defending champion, Melbourne City, who was moving to McKellar Park to face Canberra United. After a first half that saw Rhali Dobson miss twice the opener (18th and 25th), the Citizens will crack in the second half.

Refiloe Jane will send a long pass to Rhoda Muladzi (57), who anticipates the exit of Lydia Williams and opens the scoring for Canberra 1-0. The South African international will highlight on the second goal signed Ellie Carpenter (85th), on a one-two 0-2.

A good result for Sydney FC, who will move to Melbourne for revenge that may be electric. Canberra on his side will challenge Perth Glory.


Melbourne Victory and Adelaide leave good friends

After playing the musical chair for a whole season to avoid the place of red lantern - especially with the Wanderers - Melbourne Victory and Adelaide United leave for a new season, inflated to block, determined not to be in the rearguards.

For the first round of the former Marseillaise Fanndís Friðriksdóttir - coming from Valur - the two teams were part of a draw (0-0) even if the Icelandic was close to opening the scoring for Adelaide in the first period (32nd). Despite a second period dominated by the Victory, Christine Nairn (50th), Emily Gielnik (68th) and Laura Johns (77th) failed to worry the keeper of the Reds, Sarah Willacy.


Brisbane can thank Carson Pickett

A draw between Brisbane - while Hayley Raso is coming back - and Perth Glory, who has to call without the Samantha Kerr / Nikki Stanton duo, both suspended for yellow card accumulation at the end of last season. But that will not prevent Alyssa Mautz to open the score for the visitors.

The Chicago Red Stars player in NWSL (54th) is well served after a long rush of Caitlin Doeglas, Eliza Campbell is too short to come back 0-1. Brisbane has the resource to stay in touch and after a first attempt over despite the good transmission of Katrina Gorry (84), Carson Pickett (87) will be able to equalize for the Roar on a center of his teammate in Orlando, Chioma Ubogagu 1-1.

A good draw for the Roar before moving to Marconi Stadium to rub in Western Sydney. The Big V, meanwhile, will host Newcastle, while Adelaide will be resting on the next day.


Photo in one: Jaime Castaneda



W-League - The results of the first day

Western Sydney 0-3 Sydney FC

Brisbane Roar 1-1 Perth Glory

Canberra United 2-0 Melbourne City

Melbourne Victory 0-0 Adelaide United

Did not play: Newcastle Jets


The program of the 2nd day (french time)

Thursday 1st November

Melbourne Victory vs Newcastle Jets: 9:30

Friday 2nd November

Melbourne City vs Sydney FC: 7:20

Sunday 4th November

Western Sydney Wanderers vs. Brisbane Roar: 5:30
Canberra United vs Perth Glory: 6h



Karim Erradi

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