It was some very familiar faces that did the damage...but still perhaps not those you may have expected.

A first international hat-trick for Emily van Egmond, the continuation of scoring spree for resurgent Kyah Simon, another international goal for the traditionally quiet Hayley Raso.

A very interesting ratings ahead...


Mackenzie Arnold - 6.5

Poor Macca barely touched the ball. Nothing to say, which is a shame because it would have been nice to see her really have a chance to push Lydia Williams for that starting spot between the sticks.

Ellie Carpenter - 8.5

Apart from one or two failed take-ons that you'd expect from any high-confidence, electric fullback she was faultless. She took a little while to really get in her groove but when you wind her up she never stops buzzing.

Left a few whacks on her opponents as well, bonus points.

Jenna McCormick - 8.5

Sensational in the very few opportunities she had to impress, she almost knocked in a bicycle for pete's sake. Her tackling and general defensive mobility is phenomenal.

Alanna Kennedy - 8

It's more that she wasn't given a chance to impress defensively, but she also could have buried one or two of those headers.

She does have a great organisational ability though and captained the side until Kerr's inclusion to aplomb.

Karly Roestbakken - 7

One of the few in that Matildas squad who wasn't on fire tonight, which feels a little rough. She's very solid Roestbakken, but she did impress us more against Taiwan with those piercing passes.

We feel she's got more to give and we're sure she'll mature into a more imposing player soon enough.

Katrina Gorry - 7

She wasn't bad, but she couldn't excite us like she did against Taiwan. The problem appeared to be her final ball, which was on point against Taipei but was off kilter tonight.

It spread through the team and was the major reason why we struggled at the beginning of the match. Unfortunately, after Gorry's withdrawal, we sprang to life again.

Aivi Luik - 9

Sensational across the park. We all know how great and consistent her passing is, one of the few Matildas that hits them right, every time. But to come in and have that sort of impact is still really impressive.

Emily van Egmond - 10

First ever international hat-trick but she does so much more than score goals, even when she's scoring goals. By our count that's three goals and five assists in two games. That's better than Lionel Messi. 

You bloody betcha it's a 10.

Kyah Simon - 9

We're running out of adjectives here, we're going to have to start inventing them. Phenomazible. That leap at the end, pwoah! 

It's almost unbelievable how quickly she's made herself integral to this team. She's now an undoubted starter.

Caitlin Foord - 7.5

She was strong and obviously rocketed a couple off the post, but they were slightly iffy finishes and she couldn't quite get it together tonight. 

Although with better service she may have a had a hat-trick, she seemed slightly out of place at times, her runs that millimetre off.

Emily Gielnik - 6.5

As with last week, Gielnik couldn't impress herself on a match that you'd think would favour her physicality.

It's a match fitness problem, but there's definitely some confidence issues emerging there, as she's not playing much at Bayern Munich.

Hayley Raso - 8.5

That first time finish was a thing of beauty, capping off an otherwise very solid night for Raso.

Sam Kerr - 8.5

Came on and unplugged all the holes, found every lost teammate, explored undiscovered territory. She's one of the world's best, what else can you say?

But she's also very unselfish and becoming more so as she matures her skillset.

Tameka Yallop - 6.5

Not on for long enough to make an impact. After such a strong start to the W-League season, we were really hoping she'd get more minutes in the legs in this one but a slow start for the Matildas tied Ante Milicic's hands.


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