Melbourne City FC’s Women’s side were at its best as Joe Montemurro’s team went 10 points clear at the top of the Westfield W-League table on Sunday afternoon.
Here are the game’s talking points.
Six of the best
Melbourne City FC continued its impressive introduction into the Westfield W-League, registering its sixth win of the season and taking maximum points (18) from all fixtures. It was the fourth occasion Montemurro’s side had scored four or more goals in a single match in 2015 with Trudy Burke collecting her fourth clean sheet.
No Fishlock, no De Vanna, no worries
Despite missing co-captains Jess Fishlock and Lisa De Vanna due to international duty and suspension respectively, City showed that it wasn’t relying on the duo as a number of names stood up to the task. The squad’s depth shone through as Steph Catley donned the armband in an energetic performance while Aivi Luik deputised alongside experienced Scottish pair Kim Little and Jen Beattie.
Little by name but big by presence, Melbourne City’s Kim Little continues to dominate in the Westfield W-League. After riding a dismissible challenge from Brisbane’s Ruth Blackburn, the attacker bagged an exceptional brace in front of almost 500 people at CB Smith Reserve. Her influence was second to none having a direct involvement for Larissa Crummer’s first, causing headaches for Brisbane’s back four throughout the entire 90 minutes.
The Class of Crummer
Give her a sniff and the Queenslander will score. Crummer did exactly that on Sunday afternoon, scoring twice within two minutes to seal an emphatic result for Melbourne City FC. Two powerful finishes into the bottom corner saw the 19-year-old take her tally to eight goals after six games in 2015.