Wanderers draw with Victory

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

GOALS

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. 

This article was originally published at: www.w-league.com.au/news/w