A trio of Thorns FC players featured this past weekend for their respect Australian W-League sides in week three of the season’s action. Ashleigh Sykes and Canberra United played to a 3-2 win over Sydney FC at McKellar Park, Saturday night. The 90-minute performance from Sykes was her 100th career appearance in the Westfield W-League.
#SYKES100 |— Canberra United (@CanberraUnited) November 12, 2017
Keep an eye out for these @ashsykes91 faces thanks to the @UniCanberra! There will be a different player each home match so make sure to collect them! #CUinGreen #Season10 pic.twitter.com/eu5KZrljtm
Goalkeeper Britt Eckerstrom returned to action for the Newcastle Jets Saturday, where she suffered her first loss of the season in a 5-2 defeat by Melbourne City FC. Eckerstrom faced nine shots, while making four saves.
We take on Melbourne City at AAMI Park this afternoon, and here's how the girls will take the field in this Round 3, Westfield W-League clash. Ash Brodigan is replaced by Cortnee Vine in the starting XI, with Young Matilda, Clare Wheeler joining the bench #WLeague #MCYvNEW pic.twitter.com/QnQBJqYgt5— NEWCASTLE JETS FC ✈️ (@NewcastleJetsFC) November 12, 2017
35' | 2 - 1 | CHANCE! A cross from Crummer to Hatch gives way for a headed chance, which is well handled by Eckerstrom #MCYvNEW— NEWCASTLE JETS FC ✈️ (@NewcastleJetsFC) November 12, 2017
On Friday, Celeste Boureille helped the Brisbane Roar to another road win to start the season as they downed Western Sydney 1-0 at Marconi Stadium. Boureille earned the start and played a full 90, taking a pair of shots in the match. Teammate Hayley Raso did not appear in the match.