Simon is on fire.

After a patchy last 12 months due to some nasty injury woes, Simon was a somewhat surprising inclusion in this Matildas squad, but in two games has become an undisputed starter.

Such is her mesmerising affect on the squad - her experience enables her to hold the ball, play across multiple positions and continually find the right spaces - that we're wondering how the Matildas ever got on without her.


Personally, Simon's just happy to be out there having fun.

"I'm really happy to be back out there on the pitch with the girls," she said.

"It's been a long time since I've played on home soil, for a home crowd, for the green and gold so I really enjoyed it."

A shift from forward to midfield from Simon allowed the Matildas to enhance their attacking stocks in the second half, but had no detrimental effect on the striker, who kept scoring.

"We got off to a slow start and it was our character that got us through it," Simon continued.

"We begun to work on things and problem solve better, then we were able to capitalise on it as the match wore on.

"I don't know really (which position I prefer) I'm just happy to be on the park.

"I just want to do the role as best as I can, I'm happy to do my part for the team. I have fun wherever I am.

"I was sniffing for a hat-trick but slow and steady wins the race."


3 Things We Learned: Matildas vs Thailand

As the Matildas run rampant again, slotting six past a shellshocked Thailand side, we ruminate over what's great and what's lacking.


Matildas Player Ratings vs Thailand

Wondering who's going to play for the Matildas in our massive match up against China? Look no further than our player ratings from their 6-0 demolition job on Thailand.


'I honestly don't care': Van Egmond only here for one reason

Emily van Egmond was beaming after putting in once of her best ever Matildas displays and scoring her maiden international hat-trick. But that's not why she dons the green and gold.


Old predators re-emerge as Matildas maul Thailand

The Matildas have secured a spot in the final round of women's qualifiers for Tokyo 2020, thumping Thailand in Sydney courtesy of an Emily Van Egmond hat-trick.


On fire Matildas veteran 'doesn't really know' her best position

She still doesn't know which position she prefers, but Kyah Simon was grinning from ear to ear after continuing her Matildas resurgence with a brace in their 6-0 battering of Thailand.


Matildas Social Wrap: 'Matilads' 'Matilda's' and Mum & Daughter Moments

The Matildas expressed their elation following their 6-0 win over Thailand, but they couldn't match the emotions of a few very proud parents.