Garriock highlights international contribution following McKellar Park thriller

Canberra United coach Heather Garriock praised her international players after South Africans Refiloe Jane and Rhoda Mulaudzi, and Chilean Cote Rojas all found themselves on the scoresheet in Sunday’s 4-4 draw against Perth Glory at McKellar Park.

The goal scorers, along with Rachel Corsie and guest player Denise O’Sullivan, were all outstanding and Garriock said as much following the match.

“There are so many positives from the game, we scored four goals and some quality goals,” she said.

“The South Africans are outstanding, and those were two very cool, calm penalties from Fifi.”

Jane opened her goal scoring account for the season with two penalties, stepping up to take the spot kicks after first Laura Hughes and then Nicki Flannery were brought down and dispatching the ball right both times.

Garriock also praised Scotland international Corsie for her performance, as she led United from the back line.

“In the first half, and the majority of the game, the defence was outstanding from Corsie,” Garriock said.

Corsie also played a part in Canberra’s set pieces, which saw her assist United’s second goal after heading the ball down into Mulaudzi’s path from a corner.

The Westfield W-League now heads into an international break with a number of the squad heading to play for their respective national teams.

“I’ve got my international stars heading off for international duty this week,” Garriock said.

“Rachel goes and plays for Scotland against the U.S.A., Fifi will go and play for South Africa in the AFCON, and Cote will play for Chile next week.”

Rojas’s Chile will face United teammate Ellie Carpenter’s Westfield Matildas as they face off on Sunday and Tuesday in Penrith and Newcastle respectively.