It all came down to two teams and 90 minutes this weekend to determine the 2013-2014 W-League Champion. It’s been on heck of a season this year and I’ve been very happy to have had the opportunity to cover it for Our Game Magazine, so for one final time this season let’s get to the recap.
This weekend had a full slate of excellent women’s soccer down under. The Westfield W-League Semi-finals most definitely did not disappoint and it is now down to two teams with just one more game left in this 2013-2014 season.
The 2013-2014 W-League regular season has officially come to an end, leaving us with four teams to battle it out for the right to be called the champion. Entering the weekend, Sydney FC was atop the standings with Canberra close behind and Melbourne threatening. This weekend’s results however, made an impact on the final standings before the playoffs.
It’s been a fun season of Westfield W-League play and just as quickly as the season started, we only have one week left of regular season play. The top four teams have booked their semifinal places, the only thing left to sort in the last week of the season is what position each team will finish in.
With just two rounds left, the W-League playoff picture is starting to take form. Several teams grabbed crucial points this weekend, as the top four table spots are being claimed.
Melbourne dropped points late this week and with Sydney winning both of their games, there’s a tie atop the table. Canberra found a way to shake off their losing streak and Perth finally grabbed a much-needed three points.
Melbourne was able to hold their spot on top of the table while Brisbane and Sydney attempted to keep pace with wins of their own. Adelaide was looking to build on their recent good form, however Western Sydney spoiled their chance for three points.
Two blowouts and two shutouts rounded out the first W-League weekend of 2014 and these first results of the new year showed a rather wide gap between the top teams in the league, and those struggling at the bottom of the ladder. As Melbourne looked to continue their fine form, Adelaide continues to surprise.
This weekend the last week of play before the Westfield W-League winter break. Heading into Round Six, Melbourne was looking to maintain their position atop the ladder, Sydney was hoping to continue their season long undefeated streak and Canberra was looking to gain momentum heading into next Round’s match with Melbourne. Read more
With Sydney back from Japan with a third place medal from the World Club Championship, the W-League was back to it’s regular four game schedule this past weekend.
Western Sydney Wanderers 3 (Petinos 45+’, Garriock 61’, Kingsley 75’) – 0 Perth Glory
The Narrative: A Wanderers team motivated by the return of three players from injury made the most of their offensive chances, ending Perth’s chance to start a winning streak. It’s certainly a rough result for Perth, as they had just ended their two-game losing streak with a close win last week and were looking to win two in a row for the first time this season. Western Sydney will be happy with three points, as they deservedly grab their first win of this year’s W-League campaign. Read more