Melbourne City FC led twice but were ultimately left frustrated by a late goal as Remy Siemsen struck in injury time to hand Sydney FC a thrilling 3-2 win at Allianz Stadium on Saturday.
City opened the scoring on 43 minutes when Alanna Kennedy’s powerful header was diverted into the net by Sydney defender Elizabeth Ralston, before Georgia Ledbrook equalised for the hosts two minutes later in a dramatic end to the first half.
In-form forward Larissa Crummer put City back in-front in the second half with a neat volley from Rhali Dobson’s cross, but Patrick Kisnorbo’s side were pegged back again when Teresa Polias found the top corner from distance to level the scores.
The hosts were not to be denied as substitute Remy Siemsen swept home in stoppage time to complete the fightback and condemn City to its second defeat of the season.
City has a bye in Round 5, before returning to W-League action against Adelaide United at CB Smith Reserve on Sunday 3 December.
Westfield W-League Round 4
Saturday 18 November 2017
Sydney FC 3 (Georgia LEDBROOK 45+1', Teresa POLIAS 64', Remy SIEMSEN 90+1)
Melbourne City FC 2 (Elizabeth RALSTON OG 43', Larissa CRUMMER 53')
Kick-off time: 5:00 pm (AEDT)
Venue: Allianz Stadium, Sydney
Referee: Lara Lee
Melbourne City FC: 23. Melissa HUDSON (GK), 2. Yukari KINGA, 3. Lauren BARNES, 4. Ashley HATCH, 7. Steph CATLEY, 9. Larissa CRUMMER, 11. Rhali DOBSON, 13. Rebekah STOTT, 14. Alanna KENNEDY, 15. Amy JACKSON, 17. Kyah SIMON
Substitutes not used: 30. Emily KENSHOLE (GK), 5. Lia MULDEARY, 16. Sofia SAKALIS, 19. Tyla-Jay VLAJNIC
Head Coach: Patrick KISNORBO
Sydney FC: 1. Sham KHAMIS (GK), 2. Teresa POLIAS, 4. Elizabeth RALSTON, 6. Chloe LOGARZO, 7. Rachael SOUTAR (7. Rachael SOUTAR 84’), 8. Amy HARRISON, 13. Kylie LEDBROOK (21. Julia VIGNES 81’), 13. Georgia YEOMAN-DALE, 15. Caitlin COOPER, 19. Leena KHAMIS (3.Remi SIEMSEN 61’), 20. Princess IBINI
Substitutes not used: 30. Sheridan RAINEY (GK)
Head Coach: Ante Juric