Sydney FC will host Perth Glory in the Westfield W-League 2019 Grand Final next weekend after the Sky Blues defeated Brisbane Roar FC 2-0 at Dolphin Stadium tonight.Embed from Getty Images
Caitlin Foord opened the scoring for Sydney FC in the 33rd minute with a fine right footed shot that gave the Brisbane Roar FC goalkeeper, Mackenzie Arnold, no chance of saving.
Sofia Huerta doubled Sydney FC’s lead in the 68th minute shooting through a crowded 6-yard box following a cut back from Alanna Kennedy from the goal-line after a corner by Danielle Colaprico.
Brisbane Roar FC pulled a goal back in the 92nd minute through a screamer by Yuki Nagasato, but unfortunately for the home team there was not enough time left to score the equaliser and Sydney FC held on for a memorable victory.
In the other Semi-Final, Perth Glory booked their berth in the Westfield W-League 2019 Grand Final courtesy of a 4-2 win over the newly crowned Premiers, Melbourne Victory, at AAMI Park earlier in the day.Embed from Getty Images
It was actually Melbourne Victory who got off to the perfect start when Christine Nairn scored an amazing goal in the 3rd minute with a shot from outside the box on the right flank which snuck inside the near post. Perth Glory picked themselves up and had the majority of possession for the remainder of the half but couldn’t find an equaliser before the break.
Sam Kerr equalised for Perth Glory in the 72nd minute when she slotted home from close range following a Leticia McKenna cross. Perth Glory then took the lead in the 86th minute when Rachel Hill headed home from inside the box this time from a Sam Kerr cross. Just when it looked like Perth Glory had the win, Melbourne Victory scored a stoppage time equaliser through Grace Maher to send the match into extra time.
Sam Kerr scored her second goal, in the 97th minute when she chipped over the advancing Melbourne Victory goalkeeper, Beth Mason-Jones. Kerr then sealed the result, and completed her hat-trick, in the 107th minute when she slotted home from 12 yards out after a cut-back from Leticia McKenna.
Match details for the Westfield W-League 2019 Grand Final will be officially announced tomorrow (Monday 11 February 2019).