Sydney FC has wrapped up a 3rd consecutive A-League Ladies premiership with a 4-0 thrashing of the Newcastle Jets.
- Mackenzie Hawkesbury and Cortnee Vine scored doubles for the Sky Blues
- The premiers will play Western United for a place within the grand ultimate later this month
- The Sky Blues have no longer gained a championship because the 2018/19 season
After Western United gained previous on Saturday, the Sky Blues wanted a victory on the Sydney Soccer Stadium to make sure they was the primary aspect to complete most sensible in 3 directly seasons.
They huffed and puffed for enormous portions towards a spirited Jets outfit, however braces from influential midfielder Mackenzie Hawkesby and Matildas winger Cortnee Vine ensured the Sky Blues wrapped up the premiers’ plate.
“I am tremendous proud,” trainer Ante Juric mentioned.
“No-one’s achieved this, 3 premierships. I don’t believe we get the credit score for it. 3 premierships equals the most productive defence and assault and that is the reason laborious.
“Best 5 or 6 losses in the ones years, that is extraordinary. It is tricky as a result of everybody desires to overcome us.”
Sydney FC will play Western United in a fortnight’s time for a place within the grand ultimate.
The championship has eluded Juric over the last 3 seasons, despite the fact that his aspect has persistently been the most powerful within the festival.
They needed to paintings laborious on Saturday with Hawkesby’s fifteenth minute opener the one shot that Newcastle goalkeeper Georgie Value may just no longer forestall from getting in.
A sodden pitch additionally slowed the ball and halted Sydney FC’s skill to play at the back of the Jets defence.
Value was once irritating the Sky Blues and it was once no longer till the goalkeeper was once substituted to offer the retiring Clare Coelho a cameo within the seventy fifth minute that the image modified.
Coelho fumbled a Hawkesby shot into the again of her web quickly after approaching and Juric was once in the end ready to respire simply.
“We had been lacking possibilities and I did assume for a 2nd that they had been going to harm us and we’d cop one thing on the finish,” Juric mentioned.
With victory wrapped up, the Sky Blues grew to become at the taste with Vine scoring two targets in added time to place the gloss on every other premiership victory.