Adelaide United and Western Sydney Wanderers shared the points as they played out an exciting 2-2 draw at Adelaide Shores Football Centre.
The match had an explosive start with the Lady Reds taking the lead in just the third minute. An excellently weighted corner from the right hand side resulted in a tricky rebound being smashed back into the net by young star Emily Condon.
Both sides looked dangerous down their respective flanks with Condon and the Wanderer’s Helen Petinos providing plenty of threats.
The Wanderers equalised in the 26th minute after a penalty was given. Keelin Winters stepped up to the spot and didn’t waste her chance.
The second half saw another penalty given to the Wanderers in the 63rd minute and Winters was given the duties and again did not make a mistake, putting the Wanders 2-1 up.
The Lady Reds didn’t give in and got the game back on equal terms in the 72nd minute. After some individual brilliance from captain Kristy Moore, her well timed cross found its way pat the Wanderers defence as Alexandra Chidiac netted her first career goal for the Lady Reds.
Both teams looked for the winner but to no avail as it finished 2-2. The Lady Reds next play Newcastle Jets on the Saturday 29 November.
Adelaide United 2 (Condon 3, Chidiac 72)
Western Sydney Wanderers 2 (Winter 27, 63)
Adelaide United: Melissa Barbieri (gk), Monique Iannella, Danielle Brogan, Dylan Holmes (Katie Holtham 83’), Katrine Pedersen, Emily Condon (Isabel Hodgson 61’), Lisa-Marie Woods, Daila-Tais Borg, Rachel Alonso (Alexandra Chidiac 58’), Jenna McCormick, Kristy Moore
Substitutes – Sarah Willacy (gk)
Cautions – none
Western Sydney Wanderers: Trudy Burke (gk), Caitlin Cooper, Jessica Seaman, Caitlin Jarvie (Chloe O’Brien 77’), Helen Petinos, Rachael Soutar, Grace Henry, Keelin Winters, Michelle Carney (Laura Donnelly 90’), Hannah Beard (Demi Koulizakis 77’), Linda O’Neill
Substitutes – Jessica Urquhart (gk)
Cautions – Helen Petinos 83’