5 things to look forward to: Sydney v City


Melbourne City will be seeking their third successive win when they travel to Sydney to take on the Sky Blues at Cromer Park on Sunday 8 December. Ahead of the clash, we take a look at the five things we’re looking forward to.

Battle of the unbeaten

City will be eager to topple ladder leaders Sydney FC when they take on the Sky Blues on Sunday afternoon.

Rado Vidosic’s side sits two points behind Sydney, who lead the way with three wins to open the season. With two wins and one draw, City sit hot on their rival’s heels as we shape up for a blockbuster Round 4 clash.

With a spot at the top on the line, we’re set for an enthralling battle between two W-League powerhouses.

Defensive dash

Rado Vidosic has his side playing an attractive brand of attacking football which includes the run and dash of defensive trio Rebekah Stott, Ellie Carpenter and Steph Catley.

As Carpenter and Catley continue to drive forwards as attacking wingbacks, Stott has been given the license to roam through the midfield when the opportunity presents itself knowing that she is well covered by the likes of Emma Checker and Lauren Barnes.

The Football Ferns defender has an incredible ability to beat opponents at ease, using her speed and foot skills to breeze past opponents. Stott’s ability to make a 40 yard run lead to City’s match winner against Adelaide and City fans can expect much of the same as the season progresses.

May the floodgates open…

In her second start following her return from injury, Kyah Simon wasted no time making an impact, netting an early goal against Adelaide that would result in City securing the three points.

It’s been a long journey back, but the City attacker is focused on returning to her best.

Glimpses of her class have been on display in her first two outings and there is no doubt that our attacker will only get stronger as the season progresses. With one goal already under her belt, Simon is determined to continue playing her role for the team and finding the back of the net.

Rich rivalry continues 

We’ve built a strong rivalry with Sydney FC in recent seasons and look forward to extending the competitiveness into the new season. 

With both teams tied on three championships apiece, this season could result in the decider. We’re still a fair way away from that, but either way, we’re set for a blockbuster clash at Cromer Park on Sunday. 

Another road trip before home sweet home

We’ve visited Newcastle, Canberra and Shepparton in our opening three rounds of the season, as we prepare to hit the road once more when we travel to Sydney to take on the Sky Blues this Sunday.

It’s been a challenging start to the season, but the team has rallied strongly to open the new campaign with an unbeaten run.

With one more clash away from Melbourne, City will be eager to end the run of road trips with a strong win against the reigning champions.

Following a short turnaround we return to Melbourne in Round 5, hosting Melbourne Victory in a blockbuster Melbourne Derby at ABD Stadium on Thursday 12 December.