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Jan 07, 2021   |  11:55PM AET

Galea: Right place, right time

Galea: Right place, right time

Rosie Galea on scoring her first goals in the Westfield W-League and making her starting debut against the Jets. 

Rosie Galea on scoring her first goals in the Westfield W-League and making her starting debut against the Jets. 

The 20-year-old local was part of the Red & Black’s squad last season as a scholarship player and was this season promoted to a senior contract.

Galea made her starting debut for the club in last Saturday’s clash against the Jets using the nerves of the big occasion to her advantage.

“It was amazing, it was really good actually. It’s something that I’ve wanted for a while, but for it to be really happening and that realisation, I got a bit nervous,” explained Galea.

“Then you kind of let the nerves take the good side of it and put that out there on the field.”

Rosie Galea

As it turns out, Galea was the hero in the Wanderers 2-1 victory over the Jets after scoring her first two Westfield W-League goals.

“Leading into it, you don’t really think about it but like I was just lucky enough that everyone on the team and Leena was doing their job,” explained Galea. 

“Pressing up, what we’ve been working on at training and made it easy for me then really, I just had to put it in the back of the net. It was a good feeling. 

“When it was 1-1 and we needed to get that goal back, everyone was just playing really well. 

“I was just lucky enough to be in the right spot at the right time.”

Rosie Galea

The Wander Women have had a bye during Match Week 3 and will next be in action on Saturday 16 January in the Sydney Derby at Stadium Australia.

Galea believes that the result against the Jets has put them into good stead ahead of another fiery clash against their cross-city rivals.

“Getting that result just gives us that confidence and shows that the way that we’ve been told to play actually pays off,” said Galea.

“If we just stick to what we have to do and the way that we’ve been told to play the season will go well.”