Reds downed by clinical Victory

Adelaide United suffered a 4-0 defeat to a clinical Melbourne Victory in Round 7 of the Westfield W-League at Lakeside Stadium on Saturday.

Reds Head Coach, Ivan Karlovic, made a single change to his Starting XI that drew with Melbourne City last week, promoting Chelsie Dawber in place of Adriana Jones, a late exclusion. Sarah Willacy was back in goals as Eliza Campbell remains unavailable.

Despite a promising start from Adelaide, Victory were able to capitalise on a goal mouth scramble, as Angela Beard’s corner is crossed over the line from Natasha Dowie’s touch.

Jeon Ga-Eul put home Victory’s second of the match, after Dowie made her way into the box to cut-back and assist the goal.

The hosts were up by three at the break, as Lia Privitelli fired past Reds’ ‘keeper, Sarah Willacy.

In the second period, Dowie scored her second to add to the score-line, with a neat header.

United pushed to paint the final coat of Red to the city of Melbourne, but Victory’s first-half display put the game out of reach. 

Key Moments:
4’ | Chance! Makenzy Doniak fires a shot in which Casey Dumont tips over the crossbar.

11’ | Goal for Victory as Beard’s corner causes chaos in the box, and Dowie manages to find space to get the ball over the line.

29’ | Privitelli heads her effort over the bar after connecting on Jeon’s cross.

34’ | Goal to Victory as Jeon finishes from Dowie’s cut-back.

37’ | Privitelli makes it 3-0 with a nice low shot into the back of the net.

50’ | Dowie scores her second with a header off of Beard’s corner-kick, making it 4-0.

66’ | An immense defensive effort by Katie Naughton denies Dowie a chance on goal.

73’ | A chance for Adelaide as Alex Chidiac is inches away from connecting onto Doniak’s dangerous cross. 

Match Details: 
Saturday, 9 December 2017
Westfield W-League 2017/18 season – Round 7
Melbourne Victory 4 (Dowie 11’, 50’, Jeon 34’, Privitelli 37’)
Adelaide United 0
Venue: Lakeside Stadium