Matildas edge Norway in seven-goal thriller
Larissa Crummer nabbed a 95th-minute winner as the Westfield Matildas opened their Algarve Cup campaign with a thrilling 4-3 victory over Norway.
With time almost up, the striker nodded the ball home from a corner in the final act of a pulsating encounter.
Sam Kerr also set a new goal-scoring record for Australia by scoring in a seventh consecutive international.
Kerr’s strike gave Australia a 3-1 lead after barely half an hour, but with a swirling breeze at their backs in the second half, Norway fought back to all but earn a share of the points before Australia’s late winner.
Earlier the Norwegians had opened the scoring before goals from Polkinghorne and Chloe Logarzo gave the Westfield Matildas the advantage.
Australia next plays hosts Portugal on Saturday morning at 2am (AEST).
Elise Thorsnes Norway 0-1, 11’
A strong run down the left-wing saw the ball played across the six yard box and poked home from close range by Thorsnes for the game’s opening goal.
Clare Polkinghorne Australia 1-1, 13’
Elise Kellond-Knight’s right-wing corner was met at the near post by the towering defender who powered her header into the back of the net.
Chloe Logarzo Australia 2-1, 24’
A right-wing cross from Katrina Gorry was sliced into the air by a Norwegian defender and then inexplicably spilled by the ‘keeper into the path of Logarzo who made no mistake from six yards.
Sam Kerr Australia 3-1, 31’
Australian’s golden girl seized onto a delightful slide-rule pass from Lisa De Vanna and finished with aplomb to claim yet another record.
Lisa Marie-Utland Norway 3-2, 52’
In wind-swept conditions, Australian ‘keeper Mackenzie Arnold was unable to deal with a corner which was turned in from close range.
Elise Thorsnes Norway 3-3, 61’
Youngster Ellie Carpenter was adjudged to have committed a foul in the penalty area and Thorsnes made no mistake from the spot.
Larissa Crummer Australia 4-3 90+5'
Crummer was strongest from the corner and headed the ball home with virtually the last play of the game.
Sam Kerr sets new Westfield Matildas record in Norway win
Westfield Matildas star Sam Kerr was on the scoresheet in Australia's thrilling Algarve Cup win over Norway on Thursday, setting a new national team record in the process. The attacker scored her side's third goal in a last gasp 4-3 victory, the seventh consecutive internatio
Westfield Matildas continue winning streak with late goal against Norway
The Westfield Matildas scored with virtually the last play of the match to earn a pulsating 4-3 win over Norway in their Algarve Cup opener on Thursday morning (AEDT). Larissa Crummer's 95th-minute goal ensured Australia continued their impressive run of form following a sens
WATCH: All the goals from the Westfield Matildas' thrilling win over Norway
The Westfield Matildas have got off to the perfect start the 2018 Algarve Cup after defeating Norway 4-3 in a thrilling encounter on Thursday morning (AEDT). After going behind early, Australia clicked into gear and raced to a 3-1 at half-time courtesy of goals to Clare Polki
Matildas edge Norway in seven-goal thriller
Larissa Crummer nabbed a 95th-minute winner as the Westfield Matildas opened their Algarve Cup campaign with a thrilling 4-3 victory over Norway. With time almost up, the striker nodded the ball home from a corner in the final act of a pulsating encounter. Sam Kerr also set
Westfield Matildas v Norway: 5 key stats ahead of Algarve Cup opener
The Westfield Matildas take a seven-match winning run into their opening Algarve Cup clash with Norway on Thursday morning (AEDT). Add one more at the Estadio Municipal de Albufeira and they will set a new national team record for successive victories. The last time Austral
Gielnik issues Norway warning to Westfield Matildas
Injured Westfield Matildas forward Emily Gielnik is no stranger to Norwegian football and expects Australia's first Algarve Cup opponents to come out swinging in Portugal. Gielnik is unavailable for Thursday morning's (AEDT) clash after the Brisbane Roar star was forced to joi
Algarve Cup preview: Westfield Matildas vs Norway
History beckons for the Westfield Matildas as they eye a fast start to an important 2018 in their opening Algarve Cup match against Norway. Fans will be tuning in to see whether the team and superstar striker Sam Kerr can both carry on their dazzling displays of last year.
FOX SPORTS to broadcast Westfield Matildas Algarve Cup matches LIVE & EXCLUSIVE
Football fans will be able to follow the Westfield Matildas’ tilt at this year’s Algarve Cup in Portugal thanks to FOX SPORTS. In fantastic news for supporters, FOX SPORTS has confirmed that they will broadcast the team’s campaign LIVE, EXCLUSIVE and ad-break free during play.