Canberra strike thrice at home
By Chris Dunkerley:
W-League Season 7 – 2014 – Round 9
3pm, Sunday 9 November 2014, McKellar Park, Canberra
Canberra United FC 3 (Sally Rojahn 22′, Michelle Heyman 40′, Stephanie Ochs 76′)
Sydney FC 0
Canberra United have jumped their opponents and gone to 2nd on the table with a 3-0 win at home in Canberra over serious contenders Sydney FC.
On a hot day in the Capital the home side looked much more composed and took the game to Sydney.
In the 12th minute Caitlin Munoz had reason to feel aggrieved as she was tripped outside the area, and then impeded by Alesha Clifford inside.
She soldiered on but her shot couldn’t beat a brave Alyssa Harris in the Sydney goal.
Canberra took the lead 10 minutes later when Ochs played a nice ball in from the right to Michelle Heyman just outside the area, and feinting the striker deftly back-heeled the ball into the path of Sally Rojahn. She hit it sweetly and even Harris’s intervention couldn’t keep it out. 1-0
In the 40th minute Stephanie Ochs had a shot, which was fumbled by Harris. Heyman was onto it but it was her second attempt after Harris parried, that found the net. 2-0
In the 76th minute Canberra all but wrapped it up with a third goal. Heyman ran down the middle with the ball, and played it wide to Ochs, whose angled shot beat substitute keeper for Sydney, Sian McLaren.
Late in the game Sydney’s goal poacher Jasmyne Spencer tried to get one back, but her run ans shot was met by a parry from Chantel Jones in the Canberra goal.
On the rebound substitute Trudi Camilleri hit it over the bar.
A good and timely win to the Capital side, with jostling for positions to join Perth glory in the final series hotting up.
Crowd: abt 600
Canberra United FC: 1. Chantel Jones (gk), 4. Kendall Fletcher, 5. Grace Field, 6. Caitlin Munoz (3. Julia De Angelis +85’), 7. Ellie Brush, 11. Michelle Heyman, 12. Sally Rojahn, 13. Nicole Begg, 14. Ashleigh Sykes (15. Tegan Riding +73’), 16. Lori Lindsey, 22. Stephanie Ochs
Substitutes not used: 20. Melissa Maizels (rgk), 2. Catherine Brown
Yellow Cards: Caitlin Munoz 65’
Coach: Lisbeth Michelsen
Sydney FC: 20. Alyssa Harris (gk) (21. Sian McLaren +46’), 2. Teresa Polias, 3. Liz Ralston, 4. Alesha Clifford, 5. Jasmyne Spencer, 6. Servet Uzunlar, 10. Renee Rollason, 12. Chloe Logarzo, 15. Teigen Allen, 16. Samantha Johnson (23. Georgia Plessas +78’), 18. Heidi Makrillos (13. Trudy Camilleri +57’)
Substitutes: 22. Melissa Caceres
Yellow Cards: Nil
Coach: David Barrett
Referees: Rebecca Durcau; Assistants – Kennedy, Nia Southwell; 4th official – Luke Withel