The Western Sydney Wanderers Westfield W-League team drew 1-1 with Melbourne Victory at ANZ Stadium on Friday afternoon.
A spectacular opening goal by youngster Susan Phonsongkham was cancelled out by Victory's Natasha Dowie with both sides unable to break the deadlock.
STORY OF THE GAME
- WSW GOAL! A stunner from Susan Phonsongkham after 23 mins to give the home side the lead.
- BRUSH DENIES DOWIE: Victory's Dowie makes space for a chance in the box but Ellie Brush with a sliding tackle to deny the Englishwoman.
- CHANCE! Low cross into Falkon in the box but Victory's Casey Dumont gets down to save after 42 minutes.
- HALF TIME: 1-0
- VICTORY CHANCE: How did Victory not take the lead? Ayres header back across the box and somehow Dowie's scuffed header is scrambled clear.
- VICTORY GOAL: Dowie scores brilliantly just minutes after going so close. It's 1-1 after 51 mins.
CLOSE! LaBonta with a strike just wide
AYRES STRIKE Ayres from Melbourne Victory with a strike straight at keeper
FULL TIME: 1-1
Phonsongkham WSW 1-0, 23'
Super goal. Phonsongkham with the ball outside the box and from distance placed the ball with her left boot with enough power over Casey Dumont.
Dowie Victory 1-1, 51'
Dowie brilliance. She holds up the ball, rolls her defender and smashes a ball from just outside the box over and past Whyman to make it 1-1. Stunning.
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