Westfield W-League week 11 review

Canberra United claimed the Westfield W-League premiership in emphatic fashion as their remarkable season continued with a 5-0 victory over Adelaide United.

Canberra United claimed the Westfield W-League premiership in emphatic fashion as their remarkable season continued with a 5-0 victory over Adelaide United.

The penultimate round win maintained Canberra-s six-point margin and, with the bye next weekend, Jitka Klimkova-s team are assured of becoming the first club to go through the regular season undefeated.

Brisbane Roar moved a step closer to claiming the remaining home semi-final with a crucial 3-1 victory on the road against Newcastle Jets, in a result which severely dents the home side-s finals aspirations.

All eyes, however, were on the nation-s capital and the Canberra juggernaut maintained momentum by racking up a club record winning margin.

Typically it was Michelle Heyman who led the way striking twice in the first half to take her season tally to 12, four clear of Melbourne Victory skipper Jodie Taylor.

Adelaide were resilient until the final stages and striker Rachael Quigley hit the post, before the floodgates opened. Taryn Hemmings bagged two in as many minutes, while Ashleigh Sykes added to the visitor-s misery with an injury time goal.

In Newcastle the Jets entertained champions Brisbane Roar with semi-final ambitions on the line for both teams.

A tough and entertaining encounter ensued and it took the Roar until the latter stages of the match before asserting their dominance, and thus avoiding the possibility of an unthinkable failure to reach the top four.

Not for the first time this season Emily Gielnik made a goalscoring impact off the bench bagging two crucial goals to end the deadlock.

Earlier Lana Harch set Brisbane on their way with Linda O-Neill restoring parity early in the second period.

The result leaves the Jets in fifth and requiring Melbourne Victory to stumble next week in Adelaide if they are to slip into fourth.

Brisbane, meanwhile, will need only a draw when they entertain Sydney FC in an epic final round meeting where second spot will be on the line.

Sydney were in cruise control by half-time against Perth Glory thanks to a double from Kyah Simon and an own goal from Tanya Oxtoby, with the 3-0 win booking their semi-final passage. The Glory, to their credit, maintained their composure to keep the Sky Blues scoreless in the second stanza, in a performance which contrasted sharply with the nine-goal second-half blitz on the last occasion the pair met.

Westfield W-League 2011/12 Week 11 Round-Up

Canberra United 5 (Michelle Heyman 28-, 35-, Taryn Hemmings 83-, 85-, Ashleigh Sykes 92-) Adelaide United 0 Saturday 7 January McKellar Park, Canberra Local kick-off: 3pm

Referee: Rebecca Durcau

Canberra United: Lydia WILLIAMS (gk) (Aroon CLANSEY 46-), Caitlin COOPER (Emma KETE 87-), Ellie BRUSH, Hayley RASO (Taryn HEMMINGS 46-), Michelle HEYMAN, Grace GILL, Snez VELJANOVSKA, Nicole SYKES, Ashleigh SYKES, Sally SHIPARD, Jennifer BISSET Substitutes not used: Georgia YEOMAN-DALE Yellow Cards: Nicole Sykes 72- Red Cards: Nil Adelaide United: Sian McLAREN (gk), Ruth WALLACE (Nenita BURGESS 37-), Anna GREEN, Abby ERCEG, Racheal QUIGLEY, Leanne SLATER (Daniela DI BARTOLO 83-), Marijana RAJCIC, Ashleigh GUNNING, Emma CHECKER, Katherine EBBS, Georgia MACRI (Greta FRENCH-KENNEDY 62-) Substitutes not used: Kristi HARVEY (gk) Yellow Cards: Ashleigh Gunning 11- Red Cards: Nil

Newcastle Jets 1 (Linda O-Neill 53-) Brisbane Roar 3 (Lana Harch 29-, Emily Gielnik 69-, 90-) Saturday 7 January 2011 Adamstown Oval, Newcastle Local kick-off: 3pm

Referee:

Newcastle Jets: Melissa BARBIERI (gk), Alanna KENNEDY, Alexandra HUYNH, Nicola BOLGER (Tara ANDREWS 84-), Gema SIMON (Hannah BREWER 68-), Linda O'NEILL, Emily VAN EGMOND, Lisa DE VANNA, Monnique KOFOED, Stacey DAY, Ariane HINGST Substitutes not used: Alison LOGUE (gk), Rhali DOBSON Yellow Cards: Stacey Day 93- Red cards: Nil

Brisbane Roar: Casey DUMONT (gk), Laura ALLEWAY, Clare POLKINGHORNE, Brooke SPENCE, Joanne BURGESS (Emily GIELNIK 64-), Kim CARROLL, Catherine CANNULI (Ellen BEAUMONT 93-), Lana HARCH, Aivi LUIK, Tameka BUTT, Vedrana POPOVIC Substitutes not used: Hoshimi KISHI (gk), Olga CEBRIAN-GARCIA Yellow cards: Nil Red cards: Nil

Perth Glory 0 Sydney FC 3 (Tanya Oxtoby 6- own goal, Kyah Simon 22-, 45-) Saturday 7 January 6PR Stadium, Perth Local kick-off: 4pm Referee:

Perth Glory: Mackenzie ARNOLD (gk), Carys HAWKINS, Shannon MAY (Elisa D-OVIDIO 57-), Katarina JUKIC, Tanya OXTOBY, Katie HOLTHAM, Ella MASTRANTONIO, Danielle CALAUTTI (Sarah CARROLL 36-), Lara FILACAMO (Shawn BILLAM 73-), Emily DUNN, Mariana TABAIN Substitutes not used: Kristy TESCHINSKY (gk) Yellow Cards: Katie Holtham 69- Red Cards: Nil

Sydney FC: Allison LIPSHER (gk), Teresa POLIAS, Danielle BROGAN (Estelle JOHNSON 73-), Renee ROLLASON (Chloe LOGARZO 73-), Servet UZUNLAR, Caitlin FOORD, Teigan ALLEN, Kylie LEDBROOK (Alisha BASS 82-), Thea SLATYER, Leena KHAMIS, Kyah SIMON Substitutes not used: Sham KHAMIS (gk) Yellow Cards: Kyah Simon 88- Red Cards: Nil

Bye: Melbourne Victory