Canberra United, Perth Glory and Sydney FC have notched up back-to-back wins to stay top of the W-League.
Round two saw Canberra emerge with a slim lead on goal difference after a hard-fought 1-0 away win over Adelaide United at Shores Football Centre. Stephanie Ochs netted the winner for the visitors on 61 minutes.
Adelaide United 0
Canberra United 1 (Stephanie Ochs 61’)
Sydney FC saw off rivals Brisbane Roar in a typically gritty and dramatic contest between the league’s two most successful teams at Queensland Sport & Athletics Centre in Brisbane. Sydney FC skipper Renee Rollason scored in each half with the Sky Blues forced to hold on after Teigan Allen received the first red card of the season just after the hour mark.
Brisbane Roar 1 (Emily Gielnik 38’)
Sydney FC 2 (Renee Rollason (17’, 77’)
Melbourne Victory were 5-3 winners in a goal-laden win over Western Sydney Wanderers as the reigning champions bounced back from last weekend’s opening-round defeat. Wanderers opened the scoring through Keelin Winters but a reply by Amy Jackson and a first half brace to Racheal Quigley set Melbourne on the road to victory at Broadmeadows Valley Park.
Melbourne Victory 5 (Amy Jackson 20’, Racheal Quigley 24’, 47’, Lisa De Vanna 52’, Gulcan Koca 74’)
Western Sydney Wanderers 3 (Keelin Winters 12’, 56’, Michelle Carney 93’)
While on Saturday, Perth Glory continued their dream start, securing a 2-1 away win over Newcastle Jets. Glory scored both goals in the first-half before Tara Andrews clawed one back for the Jets at Magic Park.
Newcastle Jets 1 (Tara Andrews 62’)
Perth Glory 2 (Marianna Tabain 34’, Alanna Kennedy 45+1’)