A-Leagues Alumni Weekly Roundup: Fowler shines in City’s victory

Weekly Roundup: A-Leagues Alumni Making Waves Abroad

Mary Fowler, representing Manchester City, made headlines with her back-to-back scoring feats in the Women’s Super League. Fowler’s performance contributed to City’s 4-1 victory over Brighton, putting them level on points with league leaders Chelsea. Her first league start since November showcased her talent, while teammate Alanna Kennedy made a late appearance off the bench.

Fowler’s goal and assist display marked a significant accomplishment since her move to Manchester City from Montpellier in 2022. City’s 10th successive WSL victory saw Fowler score early in the 40th minute and provide an assist for Laura Coombs, leading to a 4-0 advantage. City coach Gareth Taylor expressed his admiration for Fowler’s contributions and noted her improvement this season.

In other matches, Matildas players like Steph Catley, Caitlin Foord, and Kyra Cooney-Cross were in action for their respective clubs but faced tough defeats. Meanwhile, Mary Fowler’s compatriots Katrina Gorry and Mackenzie Arnold played for West Ham, only to suffer a 3-1 loss to Liverpool.

Moving abroad, Australian forward Kusini Yengi shone for Portsmouth in their win over Burton Albion with two goals, followed by another goal in a 1-0 victory against Peterborough United. Despite initially starting on the bench, Yengi’s impactful performances earned praise from Portsmouth’s head coach.

Additionally, Kaitlyn Torpey and Emily van Egmond kicked off their season with a title as San Diego Wave secured a 1-0 win over Gotham FC in the NWSL Challenge Cup. The victory prompted coach Casey Stoney to emphasize San Diego’s league-winning performance in the previous season.

Shifting focus to the Japanese J1 League, FC Tokyo, led by Peter Cklamovski, secured their first win of the season with a 3-1 victory over Avispa Fukuoka. Cklamovski highlighted the team’s collective effort and fan support as instrumental in their success.

From Dutch Eredivisie to Bundesliga and Liga F, Australian players like Mat Ryan, Jackson Irvine, Hayley Raso, and more showcased their talent in various leagues across Europe. The global presence of Aussie players in football continues to make waves in different competitions.

Denis Hardin

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