Melbourne City FC play their first game in Victoria on Saturday night, when they host Adelaide United at John McEwan Reserve in Shepparton. See the five things we're looking forward to ahead of the clash.
Our home opener!
After back-to-back away trips to open the season, we return to Victoria when we host Adelaide United under lights at John McEwan Reserve in Shepparton on Saturday 30 November.
Eager to make it seven points from three games to open the season, City will be looking to secure consecutive wins following the team's 2-1 win over Canberra United at McKellar Park in Round 2.
Are you heading to the game? City members go free, while the general public can buy tickets at the gate!
Despite leaving it late, City’s 2-1 win at the death over Canberra United is the type of performance that can set the team up for the remainder of the season.
1-0 down with their backs against the wall, Vidosic’s side showed great resilience to fight their way back into the match, eventually equalising through Milica Mijatovic before Emily van Egmond stepped up from the penalty spot to secure a memorable come-from-behind victory in stoppage time.
City’s never-say-die attitude and willingness to keep pressing forwards is a testament to the team’s character and resilience – two traits that will hold the side in good stead for the remainder of the season.
Quite the start
Emily van Egmond has wasted very little time making an impact in City colours.
The former Newcastle Jets star and current Westfield Matildas midfielder has had a prolific start to life at Melbourne City, netting two goals in the Club’s opening two fixtures – including a 90+4th minute penalty to secure three points at McKellar Park on Sunday.
Playing in front of the City faithful for the first time, van Egmond will be eager to find the back of the net for a third consecutive week when City host the Reds.
Like a fine wine…
Yukari Kinga possesses quite the CV, the 35-year-old is a FIFA Women’s World Cup winner with Japan, the nation she has earned 100 caps for.
With a host of team accolades to her name, including a FA Women’s Cup with Arsenal as well as multiple championships with Melbourne City, the midfielder knows what it takes to succeed at the top level.
In her 16th year of professional football, Kinga’s match-winning performance on the weekend proves that her intelligence and individual quality has never wavered. City’s Japanese import set up both the equaliser and the match-winning goal, first, she found Mijatovic with a defence-splitting through ball before she earned the stoppage time spot-kick with an intelligent turn in the box.
She might be 35, but there is no doubt that Kinga will continue to keep her opposition on their toes and play an important role for her side as the season progresses.
Double the games, double the fun!
No A-League? No worries! We’re heading to Shepparton for a blockbuster double-header with our Y-League side!
The only thing better than one game, is two! So don't miss out as our star-studded Women's side takes to the field after our stars of the future.
We’re set for 180 minutes of enthralling action, as City members go free, with general admission tickets available at the gate!