Despite a promising first half performance, Adelaide United eventually went down 2-0 to the home side Sydney FC.

Adelaide pressed well and had a number of their own attacking opportunities, but an own goal and a brilliant strike from Princess Ibini is what separated the sides at full time.

The Reds now move to last on the ladder with no wins and no points to their name, whilst Sydney FC remain in third place with 15 points.  

FULLTIME | Our mighty Sydney FC take all 3 points defeating Adelaide United in a cracker of a game!! #SydneyIsSkyBlue #WeAreSydney #SYDvADL #wleague #OurTeam

— Sydney FC Women (@SydneyWFC) December 29, 2019 ">


Sydney FC

Aubrey Bledsoe – 6.5

Made a few vital saves early on when Adelaide were pressing high and had most of their chances.

Elizabeth Ralston – 7

Calm and composed on the ball after not playing for a while due to injuries.

Ellie Brush – 6.5

Defended well when she needed to but didn’t see much of the ball going forward.

Alanna Kennedy – 7.5

Over hit a few passes but combined well with wide and midfield players and created opportunities from the back.

Angelique Hristodoulou – 7

Kept the ball well and delivered a few good crosses in the attacking third.

Teresa Polias – 7

Kept busy in the midfield, made important tackles and looked to receive and face forward quickly.

Chloe Logarzo – 6.5

Missed a key opportunity before being replaced after an hour by Amy Sayer – didn’t have her usual impact on the game.

Remy Siemsen – 6

A little quiet in today’s game – didn’t see much of the ball and skewed a few goal scoring chances, also called offside a number of times.

Veronica Latsko – 7

Had a few good shots on goal and looked dangerous at times but took too many touches and was slow to release the ball.

Caitlin Foord – 6

Made a few good runs but didn’t have an opportunity to make an impact on the game.

Sofia Huerta – 7.5

A few heavy touches that got away from her in the midfield but wasn’t afraid to have a shot and take her chances up front.


Amy Sayer – 6.5

Had a 30-minute stint for the Sky Blues injecting energy into the middle of the park.

Princess Ibini – 8

Passed a good ball to set up Sydney’s first goal and then put her own stunning shot into the back of the net in the 90th minute.

Natalie Tobin – 6.5

Spent just over 20 minutes on the park, worked hard in the midfield.

Adelaide United

Sarah Willacy – 8.5

Willacy was able to cover Sydney’s shots confidently – made a brilliant save to keep Adelaide in the game when a fierce header from Latsko came her way.

Emily Hodgson – 6.5

Defended well against Sydney’s front three.

Kahlia Hogg - 7

Moved the ball quickly in midfield and created some quality attacking chances for her side.

Charlotte Grant - 7

Caused a few problems for Sydney early on with quick runs and a created a few chances up front.

Laura Johns – 7

Steadfast at the back, worked hard to keep Sydney’s attack at bay.

Julia Ashley – 7

Defended well and helped to keep the backline high.

Amber Brooks – 6.5

Worked hard but unfortunately scored the own goal that awarded Sydney the three points.

Mallory Weber – 9

Great through balls and service to her front third players and created most of the attacking opportunities for her side – the best player on the park today.

Chelsie Dawber – 7

The striker started well with sharp and intelligent runs but was quiet as the game went on – probably tired from Adelaide’s high press in the first half.

Dylan Holmes – 7

A few shots on target and able to fire away great long-range shots on goal.

Lais Dos Santos Araujo – 6.5

Lost the ball too easily whilst trying to create chances, had a few good opportunities up front but wasn’t her best today.


Isabel Hodgson – 7

Got 25 minutes on the park, used her fresh legs to tire out Sydney’s centre backs.

Emily Condon – 6.5

Played a solid 15 minutes for Adelaide.

Georgia Campagnale - 6

Came on in the Last 10 minutes of the match to provide some fresh legs.