The Matildas dominated in the first half and probably should have been up by more. The second half was much the same, even though they tired out.

A very solid performance from the team and Ante Milicic will be happy they could close out the game like they did on Saturday.

Ultimately, a solid two game spell for Australia.


Lydia Williams - 7

Didn’t have much to do in the first half, but offered a key save in the 58th minute thanks to some good positioning.

Ellie Carpenter – 9

Plenty of neat footwork. Carpenter is all class in attack and showed it again tonight. Tonight her defence was solid as well, should silence her critics in that department.

Fantastic first half. Kept working hard throughout the game.

Clare Polkinghorne – 6.5

Solid defending. Bravely through her body in as always.

A few poor touches but otherwise a reliable game from the stout defender. Substituted after the first half to give local girl Jenna McCormick a chance.

Alanna Kennedy - 7

Good performance from the veteran. Used all 83 games of her experience. The Matildas always look more solid with her despite a few sloppy moments tonight.

Limped off in the 76th minute after a good shift.

Steph Catley - 8

Looked classy and did her job. A reliable player and Ante Milicic must love her as he knows what he will get. Beautiful ball early in the second half to pick out Sam Kerr who hit the post.

Kept on coming in the second half and was always a threat.

Chloe Logarzo – 6.5

Enigmatic performance from the fiery midfielder. Not her best game but not her worst. Ill disciplined at times. Passing was hot and cold. Plays on emotion and occasionally it got the better of her tonight. But gotta love the passion. Second half was much better.

Tameka Yallop – 6.5

Looked good at times. Some nice touches and interceptions. Tired out a bit in the second half which led to some sloppy touches.

Subbed off in the 75th minute but a decent performance.