All five members of the Orlando Pride playing in Australia’s top flight took to the field once more this weekend in the sixth round of the Westfield W-League, with each logging a full 90 minutes for their respective clubs.
Melbourne City earned their fifth-consecutive victory to extend their unbeaten run to six games to open the 2019 campaign, while Canberra secured a road victory at Adelaide United. Brisbane played to a scoreless deadlock against the Melbourne Victory, while Sydney FC fell to the Western Sydney Wanderers in the first Sydney derby of the year.
Thursday, December 19:
Melbourne City 1, Perth Glory 0
The sixth round of the W-League opened with a victory at home for Melbourne City, maintaining their unbeaten run to start the season. Pride midfielder Emily van Egmond and forward Claire Emslie each played the entirety of the match for City, with van Egmond responsible for three chances created for Melbourne in the contest. Rebekah Stott scored the eventual game-winner for the home side in the 62nd minute, with City now atop the table with a 5-0-1 record to open their 2019 campaign.
Friday, December 20:
Western Sydney Wanderers 5, Sydney FC 0
In the first Sydney derby of the season, the Wanderers won in commanding fashion at home against their crosstown rivals. The Pride’s Alanna Kennedy played the full 90 in the match for Sydney FC for the second-consecutive week. Three first half finishes along with a second half brace from North Carolina Courage forward Lynn Williams accounted for each of Western Sydney’s five finishes on the afternoon.
Melbourne Victory 0, Brisbane Roar 0
The third match of the round concluded with the Brisbane Roar earning a point on the road in a scoreless draw at the Melbourne Victory. Pride defender Carson Pickett logged 90 minutes for the Roar in the match, responsible for two of the visitors chances created on the afternoon. With the draw, the Roar are now unbeaten in their last three matches.
Sunday, December 22:
Canberra United 2, Adelaide United 1
The last match of the weekend resulted in a road victory for Canberra United at Adelaide. Pride forward Camila played the entirety of the match for Canberra, having played every minute of her first W-League season thus far. Canberra scored on both sides of the break in the ninth and 78th minutes respectively, with Adelaide finding the back of the net late in second half stoppage time.
Round 7 Fixtures:
Canberra United vs. Western Sydney Wanderers (Thurs. Dec. 26, 3:30 a.m. ET / WATCH)
Perth Glory vs. Melbourne Victory (Sat. Dec. 28, 6:15 a.m. ET)
Sydney FC vs. Adelaide United (Sun. Dec. 29, 12 a.m. ET / WATCH)
Brisbane Roar vs. Newcastle Jets (Sun. Dec. 29, 1 a.m. ET)
Melbourne City: Bye