A proud and humble David Edmondson fronted the media post-match, reflecting on the triumph and what lies ahead for Melbourne Victory Women.
Not many would have expected her to have much of a role pre-season, let alone a starting spot in a Grand Final, but 16-year-old Beattie Goad did just that and has been a story of Melbourne Victory Women’s season.
Melbourne Victory has clinched its first Westfield W-League title with a 2-0 victory over Brisbane Roar at Lakeside Stadium on Sunday.
The last home-and-away fixtures of the W-League were played at the weekend, and they did not disappoint. Newcastle earned their first point of the season, Perth ended their season on a high and the first week of finals match-ups was sorted.
The four finals contestants were decided and a thrilling finale to decide top spot was set up in the penultimate round of the W-League season.
To kick-off the W-League and a curtain raiser for Friday night A-League, a late Tameka Butt winner saw Brisbane leave a sunny and pristine Suncorp Stadium as 3-2 winners over the Western Sydney Wanderers. Goals from the exciting pairing of Larissa Crummer and Hayley Raso bookended Butt’s winner, cancelling out goals from Wanderwomen Shawna Gordon and Michelle Carney.
Canberra United will look to keep up their excellent home record when they face Sydney FC this Wednesday night in the Westfield W-League. Canberra will go into the re-scheduled round three match, full of confidence on the back of two impressive home wins over Adelaide United and Perth Glory.
Melbourne Victory star forward Lisa De Vanna is hoping that her team can continue to build on its current formidable run and top the table in the lead up to the Westfield W-League finals series.
Four goals in each half lifted reigning champions Sydney FC to a stunning 8-2 win over Perth to maintain their unbeaten run in the Westfield W-League.