Sydney FC Weekend Recap (22nd – 24th November 2019)
Hyundai A-League – Round 7
Sydney FC 3 (Le Fondre 12’, Barbarouses 58’, Ninkovic 65’) def. Perth Glory 1 (Fornaroli 44’)
Sydney FC have continued their strong run of form defeating last season’s premiers Perth Glory away from home at HBF Park on Saturday night.
Former English Premier League striker, Le Fondre, got Sydney off to the perfect start when he drilled home from the penalty spot after Ninkovic was brought down in the box. Right on the half time whistle, Perth got back in the game thanks to a Bruno Fornaroli strike coming as a result of a long ball in behind the defence.
The Sky Blues soon regained their lead 15 minutes into the second half when Barbarouses bagged his third goal of the season following a great pass from O’Neill to set it up. Then just moments later, a well-worked team play opened up space for Ninkovic who clinically slotted it into the bottom right corner giving Sydney FC breathing space at 3-1.
This lead would be enough with Sydney FC hanging on to the three points and maintaining an impressive record of 12 out of their 13 games against Perth Glory resulting in a victory for the Sky Blues.
Next up Sydney FC take on Mark Rudan’s Western United at GMHBA Stadium, Victoria this Sunday 1st December 4pm kick-off.
This will be followed by SSFA’s A-League Matchday on Saturday December 7, 7:30pm at Jubilee Oval, with discounted tickets available for ALL Shire football registrants. Simply click SSFA A-League Matchday Discount Tickets and type in password ‘SUTRD9’.
W-League – Round 2
Sydney FC 1 (Foord 57’) def. Adelaide United 0
Sydney FC have continued their perfect record to start the 2019/20 season making it two wins from two, courtesy of a goal from Westfield Matilda Caitlin Foord.
The first half was a tight contest with both teams having chances to take the lead going into the half time break. The best chance came through Sofia Huerta in the 11th minute, striking wide from outside the box after some strong pressure on the Adelaide players, allowing little time on the ball.
Sydney FC’s impressive American goalkeeper, Aubrey Bledsoe, produced two great saves to deny both Mary Fowler and Isabel Hodgson to make sure the teams went in level at the break.
The second half continued to be an even contest before Caitlin Foord put the Sky Blues in front just before the hour mark. A perfect through ball from Chloe Logarzo split the defence, finding Foord who coolly slotted the ball in from inside the box.
Both teams traded a few more half chances however no goals were to be added to the score line with Sydney FC maintaining their perfect record to start the season.
Next up for the Sky Blues W-League side is a trip to Western Australia to take on Perth Glory at Dorrien Gardens, this Sunday 1st December at 1pm.