Given Sydney's squad boasts Veronica Latsko and Caitlin Foord, you might have been forgiven for thinking that the mercurial 20-year-old would fly under the radar this season.

But you'd have been oh so wrong.

The prodigy who won Young Player of the Year at just 16 has shown no signs of resting on her laurels since and after a less-than-successful spell at Western Sydney Wanderers is back with a vengeance where she made her mark.

Both her goals in the opening half were show-stealers and the mark of her true poacher's instincts.

She'll be understandably frustrated that she left Sydney just before their groundbreaking Championship win and those two goals showed she's not planning on playing a bit role in a title defence.

She linked up progressively well with Foord and Princess Ibini as the match wore on, providing that hold-up play in her central striker role to great effect.

She's clearly developed her strength on the ball over the off-season as well and looks very fit coming into this campaign, with those killer instincts ready to shine.

As an only half-joking Foord said herself, "I had a word with her. I'm not sure why she left."