Melbourne City secures A-League Women premiership in round 22

A-LEAGUE WOMEN: ROUND 22 RECAP AND PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Round 22 of the A-League Women competition delivered thrills and surprises. Sydney FC’s stumble opened the door for Melbourne City, who secured the premiership with a stunning strike from Rhianna Pollicina. Meanwhile, 15-year-old Shelby McMahon etched her name in history with a goal for City.

The talking point of the week revolved around Melbourne Victory’s ability to perform when it matters most, as they secured a spot in the finals with a convincing 4-0 victory over Sydney FC. The latter now faces pressure to regroup after back-to-back defeats.

Wellington’s Emma Main showcased her talent with a memorable brace against Western Sydney, although it wasn’t enough to push the Nix into the finals. Her celebrations, including a unique “choo-choo” gesture, added flair to the match.

Wanderers coach Robbie Hooker and his team faced an anxious wait during the Sydney-Victory clash, knowing their finals hopes hinged on the result. Unfortunately for them, Sydney’s defeat meant their season came to an end.

With an international break on the horizon, A-League Women fans will have to wait for the elimination finals to kick off. Exciting matchups await, with Western United taking on Newcastle Jets while Melbourne Victory battle Central Coast Mariners. The winners will advance to face Melbourne City and Sydney FC in the semi-finals.

As the dust settles on Round 22, the focus shifts to the upcoming finals series, where the remaining teams will battle it out for A-League Women supremacy.

Denis Hardin

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