Qantas Young Matildas Do The Double
The Qantas Young Matildas have secured a convincing 4-0 win over New Zealand in Canberra this evening in their final match prior to next month’s Asian U-20 Women’s World Championship qualifying tournament in Thailand.
The Qantas Young Matildas have secured a convincing 4-0 win over New Zealand in Canberra this evening in their final match prior to next month-s Asian U-20 Women-s World Championship qualifying tournament in Thailand.
The first half was scoreless in a match played in warm conditions at the Australian Institute of Sport. However second half goals from Jenna Tristram (pictured right), Sasha McDonnell, Collette McCallum and Leena Khamis ensured the Australians improved on their 3-1 victory over the same opponent on Wednesday.
The winning margin could have been even greater with McCallum striking the post and Tristram having a goal ruled out in the dying minutes.
Australia will contest Group 2 of the preliminary qualifying tournament March 5-9 against Singapore, Myanmar and host-nation Thailand. If successful the Qantas Young Matildas will then progress to the final stage of qualifying in Malaysia April 8-18.
The 2006 FIFA U-20 Women-s World Championship will be played in Russia in September.
Match Details Australia 4 (Jenna Tristram 54-, Sasha McDonnell 65-, Collette McCallum 78-m Leena Khamis 81-)
New Zealand 0
Australian line-up: Lydia Williams (Kate Stewart 68-), Danielle Brogan, Kim Carroll, Olivia Kennedy, Clare Polkinghorne, Amy Jackson, Sally Shipard, Renee Cartwright (Caitlin Cooper 82-), Collette McCallum, Vicki Balomenos (Sasha McDonnell h/t, Leena Khamis 76-)), Jenna Tristram
The Australian squad for the New Zealand series is:
Goalkeepers Lydia Williams (ACT), Alison Logue (NNSW), Kate Stewart (QLD)
Defenders Clare Polkinghorne (QLD), Kim Carroll (QLD), Nicole Somi (ACT), Danielle Brogan (NSW), Grace Gill (ACT), Olivia Kennedy (NSW)
Midfielders Sally Shipard (NSW), Kylie Ledbrook (NSW), Collette McCallum (WA), Amy Jackson (VIC), Servet Uzunlar (NSW), Renee Cartwright (NSW), Caitlin Cooper (NSW), Elizabeth Kermode (NNSW), Briony Holcombe (NSW), Alannah Reed (QLD), Vicki Balomenos (SA)
Forwards Jenna Tristram (NNSW), Sasha McDonnell (QLD), Leena Khamis (NSW)