A marvellous hat-trick by Makenzy Doniak was the major difference in Adelaide United’s 3-1 win over Perth Glory in Round 3 of the Westfield W-League at Marden Sports Complex on Friday night.
As Perth were without star, Sam Kerr, it was Adelaide who proved to be the stronger side through Doniak up front, with the great assisting of Adriana Jones, and also the elite sharpness of the whole squad for most of the night.
After a nervy few seconds, it didn’t take long for Adelaide United to convert a golden opportunity into the lead, when Jones collected the ball in the penalty area for Doniak to nicely finish inside four minutes.
In the 31st minute, an unstoppable Doniak scored her second to double the lead after Jones set her up again perfectly.
A diving save by Adelaide goalkeeper, Eliza Campbell, denied Tabain’s header after Tash Rigby’s curled ball into the area.
In an otherwise great performance, an unfortunate error at the back for Captain, Emma Checker, saw Perth get one back through an own goal in the second half.
Rachel Hill started to press and cause some issues for United’s defence but the hosts muscled through and the American, Doniak completed her well-deserved hat-trick exceptionally.
4’ | GOAL! Doniak opens the scoring within four minutes with a superb finish, after a nice cut-back by Jones.
31’ | GOAL! Doniak claims her second goal and doubles the lead for Adelaide, with Jones assisting yet again.
49’ | An error at the back caused an own-goal through Checker, making it 2-1.
54’ | Hill sends a thunderous shot from long-range, but it merely skies the bar.
67’ | Campbell charges off her line to block and clear Hill and Raquel Rodriguez’ danger.
74’ | Hat-trick hero, Doniak hits her strike with perfection, to complete an exceptional and clinical performance in attack.
Friday, 10 November 2017
Westfield W-League Round 3
Adelaide United Women 3 (Doniak 4', 31', 74')
Perth Glory Women 1 (Checker own goal 50’)
Venue: Marden Sports Complex