The defender did a stellar job marshalling Glory superstar Sam Kerr, ensuring the Sky Blues emerged with a record-equalling third Championship win at Jubilee Oval, Kogarah.

Last year, she lined up for Melbourne City against Sydney in the Grand Final helping them to the W-League three-peat.

โ€œI think the difference is that this is my home team, my home club that I played for a long time,โ€ a jubilant Kennedy told Fox Sports post-match.

The 24-year-old said Sydney were "quietly confident" going into the match which was played before a W-League record 6,127 crowd.

"Obviously up against Sam and Rachel Hill itโ€™s never going to be easy and you can never switch off (but) I think with the job the whole team did today it was never really in doubt.โ€

Kennedy was in the line-up for Sydney when they last lifted the trophy in 2012-13 and she admitted being there when they ended the drought was special.

โ€œItโ€™s been a while since weโ€™ve won one here so Iโ€™m really happy.โ€

Sydneyโ€™s American imports did the damage in attack with Sofia Huerta opening the scoring (6') before player of the match, Savannah McCaskill, chipped in with a stunning brace (41', 61')ย .

Chloe Logarzo sealed the win with a belter (70') before being subsituted late on with an ankle injury.

Kennedy said she spoke with Logarzo post-match and was confident the Matildas midfielder would be able to back up for the Cup of Nations which kicks off on February 28.

Glory always looked in with a shot until the home side slotted in their fourth. Kerr equalised from the penalty spot (23')ย to make it 1-1 before Alissa Mautz reduced the deficit to 3-2 (68')ย .

Celebrating the win: Caitlin Foord, Sofia Huerta, Aubrey Bledsoe and Danielle Colaprico of Sydney FC

Meanwhile the next big battle might be who takes the trophy home with Aussie international Caitlin Foord planning a trip back to Epping with the sought-after silverware.

Kennedy had other ideas, however, suggesting: โ€œIt will go right up on our dining table because weโ€™ve got nothing else there.โ€