De Vanna at the double as Westfield Matildas sweep aside Thailand
Lisa De Vanna scored twice on home soil to lead the Westfield Matildas to a confidence-boosting 5-0 win over Thailand at nib Stadium on Monday night.
Australia turned on the style in their first ever match in Western Australia as Alex Chidiac, Chloe Logarzo and Larissa Crummer joined Perth product De Vanna on the scoresheet.
The result marked a timely return to winning ways for Alen Stajcic's side, who will head to Jordan for next month's AFC Women's Asian Cup in a buoyant mood.
STORY OF THE GAME
- GOAL! Perfect start for Australia and teenager Chidiac as she buries an early opener, her first goal in international football.
- CHANCE: De Vanna can't readjust to get a difficult volley on target.
- MISS: Crummer and Sam Kerr swiftly break Thailand open, but De Vanna skies a simple finish.
- GOAL! Logarzo tees up De Vanna to give the co-captain a deserved goal on her home turf.
- GOAL! De Vanna returns the favour as Logarzo rounds off the half with a third for the hosts.
- GOAL! Australia stretch their advantage within 10 minutes of the restart as De Vanna makes it a double.
- SAVE: Waraporn Boonsing impressively turns a fierce Katrina Gorry shot over the bar.
- GOAL! Crummer finds a fortuitous way onto the scoresheet for the Westfield Matildas' fifth.
- SAVE: Waraporn can't hold Aivi Luik's initial effort but does well to smother Michelle Heyman's follow-up.
Alex Chidiac, Australia 6': 1-0
Crummer spears a cross in from the right to Chidiac, who expertly controls the ball before firing in off a defender.
Lisa De Vanna, Australia 42': 2-0
Logarzo and Kerr exchange passes at the top of the box before the former fires a cross in for De Vanna to side-foot home at point-blank range.
Chloe Logarzo, Australia 44': 3-0
De Vanna drops an excellent ball over the defence and onto the head of Logarzo for the midfielder's fourth international goal.
Lisa De Vanna, Australia 52': 4-0
A one-two with Kerr in the area frees De Vanna, who pokes a clever finish into the bottom corner.
Larissa Crummer, Australia 75': 5-0
Alanna Kennedy meets a corner and sees her header ricochet in off Crummer.