Canberra defeat Wanderers


The Western Sydney Wanderers have been defeated 2-0 by Canberra United on Sunday afternoon in the Westfield W-League. 

Despite dominating most of the match and having the better chances, goals to Michelle Heyman and Elise Thorsnes within a minute of each other earned United all three points in Canberra.

Jada Whyman was called into action within the opening seconds to deny chances by Ashleigh Sykes and Thorsnes, keeping the Wanderers in the game. 

Ellie Brush looked to have almost found the opener against her former side, but Canberra’s keeper Haley Kopmeyer was on hand to clear it off the line. 

Lo’eau LaBonta and Erica Halloway followed with some great chances, but neither were able to break the deadlock before the break. 

Canberra broke down the right and Ellie Carpenter and Sykes combined to gift the perfect ball to Heyman, who finished past Whyman. 

Seconds later the Wanderers were unable to stop Canberra as they doubled their leave through Thorsnes. 

The Wanderers fought to get something out of the match, forcing Kopmeyer to make a number of close-range saves. 

Canberra United held on to their lead with the Wanderers conceding the defeat away from home.

The Red & Black will now switch their attention to Friday afternoon’s Westfield W-League clash against Melbourne Victory. The match is part of a double header and Kids Go Free.