Matildas 1999 Matches

Matildas Internationals for 1999

Written by Thomas Esamie .


In preparation for the 1999 World Cup Australia hosted a Tri-Nations Tournament with Italy and Canada the guests. Those two nations kicked off the series on the 6th at Marconi Stadium before this match, Italy won 1-0 thanks to a goal by sub Patrizia Pamico. Italy won this time too but on penalties and with only 8 players finishing the match thanks to a liberal dose of red cards. This was a Friendly match.
Played : January 9 Venue : Marconi Stadium, Sydney
Australia
Joanne Butland (Belinda Kitching 27), Sonia Gegenhuber (Anissa Tann-Darby 50), Bridgette Starr (Tracey McGovern 92), Alison Forman, Traci Bartlett, Lisa Casagrande, Cheryl Salisbury, Julie Murray, Angela Iannotta (Natalie Thomas 67), Sharon Black (Kelly Golebiowski 83), Joanne Peters (Amy Taylor 50)
Goal : Salisbury 85
penalty scorers : Forman, Murray, Salisbury
1 aet - 1 aet Italy
Giorgia Brenzan, Damiana Deiana (Roberta Stefanelli 100), Anna Duo (Alessandra Pallotti 46 (Florinda Ciardi 119)), Daniela Tavalazzi, Luisa Marchio, Rita Guarino (Silva Tagliacarne 25 (Patrizia Sberti 105)), Manuela Tesse (sent off 37), Patrizia Panico (sent off 93+), Antonella Carta (Silvia Fiorini 66 (sent off 103)), Paola Zanni, Adele Frollani
Goal : Panico 60
penalty scorers : Ciardi, Marchio, Frollani, Stefanelli
Referee : Tammy Ogston
Linesmen : Helen Dogan, Krystyna Szokolai
Attendance : 2197
Coaches : Greg Brown (Australia), ?? (Italy)
Squad listings Match Report by Greg Stock


After the games in Sydney the circus moved to Canberra and next cab off the rank for Australia were the Canadians. Nick Guoth, who was at the game, remarked "After Oz scored their second goal, Cheryl Salisbury went off for a gash above her right eye. We estimated she was off for 25 minutes. Canada scored the first goal during that time". This was a Friendly match.
Played : January 10 Venue : Bruce Stadium, Canberra
Australia
Belinda Kitching, Sonia Gegenhuber (Amy Taylor 70), Alison Forman, Traci Bartlett (Bridgette Starr 60), Anissa Tann-Darby, Cheryl Salisbury (Kelly Golebiowski 85), Julie Murray, Angela Iannotta, Sharon Black, Alicia Ferguson (Lisa Casagrande 60), Joanne Peters
Goals : Murray 9, Iannotta 17, Casagrande 61, Tann-Darby 89
4 - 3 Canada
Karina LeBlanc, Nicole Wright, Stephanie Yarmen, Tanya Franck, Geraldine Donnelly, Marie Claude Dion, Charmaine Hooper, Isabelle Harvey, Amy Walsh, Sarah Joly, Stephanie O'Neil (Shannon Rosenow 46)
Goals : Donnelly 30, Hooper 60, 69
Referee : Tammy Ogston
Linesmen : Airlie Keen, Heidi Calder
Attendance : 3851
Coaches : Greg Brown (Australia), ?? (Canada)
Squad listings


I'm putting this in in anticipation that Australia will actually make the final. Don't let me down girls. As it happened they did manage to got to the final, well the odds were pretty good...not only that but they won. Not a red card in sight either. Yay team. This was a Friendly match.
Played : January 13 Venue : Bruce Stadium, Canberra
Australia
Belinda Kitching, Sonia Gegenhuber, Bridgette Starr, Alison Forman, Traci Bartlett, Lisa Casagrande (Alicia Ferguson 81), Cheryl Salisbury (Kelly Golebiowski 46), Julie Murray, Angela Iannotta (Natalie Thomas 56), Sharon Black (Tracie McGovern 89), Joanne Peters
Goal : Salisbury 19
1 - 0 Italy
Giorgia Brenzan, Damiana Deiana (Roberta Stefanelli 76), Anna Duo (Alessandra Pallotti 46), Daniela Tavalazzi, Elisa Miniati (Florinda Ciardi 46), Luisa Marchio, Antonella Carta, Patrizia Sberti, Paola Zanni, Silvia Tagliacarne (Cristina Murelli 86), Roberta Frollani
Referee : Tammy Ogston
Linesmen : Bronwyn Calver, Heidi Calder
Attendance : 2979
Coaches : Greg Brown (Australia), ?? (Italy)
Squad listings Match Report by Nick Guoth


Australia participated in the Algarve Cup held in Portugal in a continuing effort to prepare for the World Cup. It is a not well documented fact that at the end of this match a penalty shootout was held to break any potential deadlocks in the final standings. Australia lost the shootout...apparently. This was a Friendly match.
Played : March 14 Venue : Estadio St Luis, Faro, Portugal
Australia
Belinda Kitching, Traci Bartlett, Bridgette Starr (sent off 61), Anissa Tann-Darby, Sonia Gegenhuber (Sarah Cooper 55), Sharon Black (Kelly Golebiowski 55), Joanne Peters, Cheryl Salisbury, Angela Iannotta (Kim Revell 86), Lisa Casagrande (Shelley Youman 72), Julie Murray
Goal : Murray 77
1 - 1 Denmark
(lineup incomplete) Dorthe Larsen (gk), Lene Jensen,
Goal : unknown 19
Referee : unknown
Linesmen : unknown
Attendance :
Coaches : Greg Brown (Australia), ?? (Denmark)
Match Report by AWSA


After Australia's draw with Denmark they met the hosts and, for a change, got a draw. I would have thought that perhaps there'd be another shootout as there was for the previous game. However I see no evidence of this. This was a Friendly match.
Played : March 17 Venue : Olhao, Portugal
Portugal
(lineup unknown)
0 - 0 Australia
Joanne Butland, Sonia Gegenhuber, Traci Bartlett, Anissa Tann-Darby (Peita Claire Hepperlin 56), Joanne Peters, Kim Revell (Julie Murray 62), Shelley Youman, Cheryl Salisbury (Sharon Black 56), Kelly Golebiowski, Angela Iannotta, Lisa Casagrande
Referee : unknown
Linesmen : unknown
Attendance :
Coaches : Greg Brown (Australia), ?? (Portugal)
Match Report by AWSA


Australia's last Group match had them face China and needing a win to make even the Bronze Medal playoff in the 8 team tournament. (The other group being comprised of the USA, Sweden, Finland and Norway). Of course this didn't happen and Australia ended up playing off for 5th place in the final game. This was a Friendly match.
Played : March 19 Venue : Lagos, Portugal
Australia
Belina Kitching, Traci Bartlett (Peita Claire Hepperlin 73), Bridgette Starr (Cheryl Salisbury 58), Anissa Tann-Darby, Sarah Cooper, Sharon Black (Kelly Golebiowski 68), Shelley Youman, Joanne Peters (Sonia Gegenhuber 73), Lisa Casagrande (Kim Revell 58), Julie Murray, Alicia Ferguson
0 - 2 China
(lineup unknown)
Goals : Liu Ailing 17, Jin Yang 28 pk
Referee : unknown
Linesmen : unknown
Attendance :
Coaches : Greg Brown (Australia), ?? (China)
Match Report by AWSA


Australia finished the tournament in 5th place after defeating the Swedes in a penalty shootout finishing 7-6 after extra time failed to seperate the sides. After a 3 week break ensuing after this game Australia begin an intensive training camp in Canberra before heading off to the World Cup. Good luck girls, we love you. This was a Friendly match.
Played : March 21 Venue : Loule, Portugal
Australia
Joanne Butland, Anissa Tann-Darby, Bridgette Starr (Sharon Black 66), Traci Bartlett, Sarah Cooper, Kelly Golebiowski (Alicia Ferguson 80), Joanne Peters, Shelley Youman (Lisa Casagrande 74 (Kim Revell 87)), Cheryl Salisbury, Angela Iannotta, Julie Murray
Goal : Murray 71
1 aet - 1 aet Sweden
(lineup unknown)
Goal : Malin Gustafsson 45
Referee : unknown
Linesmen : unknown
Attendance :
Coaches : Greg Brown (Australia), ?? (Sweden)
Match Report by AWSA


As a final preparation for the World Cup the Matildas had a 4 match warm up series. I hold out little hope of actually getting the details of all those games. The other involved teams are Brazil and Canada, the former winning 4-2 over the latter in the curtainraiser. This was a Friendly match.
Played : June 3 Venue : Nike Training Centre, Portland, USA
Australia
lineup unknown
0 - 4 United States
(lineup incomplete) Saskia Webber (GK), Danielle Fotopoulos, Cindy Parlow, Kristine Lilly, Tiffeny Milbrett
Goals : Fotopoulos 1, Parlow 68, Lilly 71, Milbrett 85
Referee : unknown
Attendance : no idea
Coaches : Greg Brown (Australia), ?? (USA)


Australia began their World Cup campaign against the 'Black Queens' of Ghana and despite playing the majority of the match against 10 players Australia failed to get the win they were looking for to help them progress to the Quarterfinals. This was a World Cup match.
Played : June 20 Venue : Boston, USA
Australia
Tracey Wheeler, Bridgette Starr, Sarah Cooper, Traci Bartlett, Cheryl Salisbury, Julie Murray, Angela Ionotta (Lisa Casagrande 59), Sharon Black, Joanne Peters (Kelly Golebiowski 89), Alison Forman, Dianne Alagich
Goal : Murray 74
1 - 1 Ghana
Memunatu Sulemana, Patience Sackey, Rita Yeboah, Regina Ansah, Elizabeth Baidu, Mavis Dzajmah (Sheila Okai 32 (Nana Gyamfua 65)), Barikisu Tettey Quao (sent off 26), Alberta Sackey, Vivian Mensah, Adjoa Bayor (Lydia Ankrah 79), Genevive Clottey
Goal : Gyamfua 76
Referee : Kari Seitz (USA)
Linesmen : Ann Wenche Kleven (NOR), Song Ok Ri (PRK)
Attendance : 14,873
Coaches : Greg Brown (Australia), E.K. Afranie (Ghana)


Having failed to beat Ghana Australia struggled to keep up with their more fancied opponents (and I mean that in an ability based way....NO not *that* kind of ability, you people are impossible) and despite signs of a comeback after going down a goal early Australia failed to match it with Sweden and were left with a near impossible task against China to make the last 8. Gosh that's a long sentance. This was a World Cup match.
Played : June 23 Venue : Washington DC, USA
Australia
Belinda Kitching, Bridgette Starr (Anissa Tann-Darby 87), Sarah Cooper (Angela Iannotta 76), Traci Bartlett, Lisa Casagrande, Cheryl Salisbury, Julie Murray, Sharon Black (Kelly Golebiowski 58), Joanne Peters, Alison Forman, Dianne Alagich
Goal : Murray 32
1 - 3 Sweden
Ulrika Karlsson, Karolina Westberg, Jane Tornqvist (Jessika Sundh 75), Asa Lonnqvist, Kristin Bengtsson (Therese Lundin 57), Malin Mostrom, Cecilia Sandell, Malin Andersson, Hanna Ljubgberg, Victoria Svensson, Linda Gren (Malin Gustafsson 45)
Goals : Tornqvist 8, Ljungberg 21, 69
Referee : Fatou Gaye (SEN)
Linesmen : Hisae Yoshizawa (JPN), Ana Isabel Perez Assante (PER)
Attendance : 16,448
Coaches : Greg Brown (Australia), Marika Domanski Lyfors (Sweden)


A rash tackle from behind left the Aussies with a hard task made impossible. To their credit the Matildas hung in there against one of the tournament favourites but were unable to produce a result and were left facing a trip home. Well done for the effort, can do better next time. This was a World Cup match.
Played : June 26 Venue : New York, USA
Australia
Belinda Kitching, Bridgette Starr, Traci Bartlett, Anissa Tann-Darby, Lisa Casagrande (Angela Iannotta 72), Chery Salisbury (Peita-Claire Hepperlin 86), Julie Murray, Alicia Ferguson (sent off 2), Kelly Golebiowski, Alison Forman (Amy Wilson 79), Dianne Alagich
Goal : Salisbury 66
1 - 3 China
Hong Gao, Liping Wang, Yunjie Fan, Lihong Zao (Huilin Xie 75), Yan Jin (Ouying Zhang 46), Wen Sun (Haiyan Qiu 63), Ailing Liu, Wei Pu, Lirong Wen, Ying Liu, Jie Bai
Goals : Wen Sun 39, 51, Ying Liu 73
Referee : Sandra Hunt (USA)
Linesmen : Ana Isabel Perez Assante (PER), Hisae Yoshizawa (JPN)
Attendance : 29,401
Coaches : Greg Brown (Australia), Yuanan Ma (China)


It seems the Matildas made an impression against China in their World Cup exit (OK it was the 8th time they played one another). With barely a months notice the Australians accepted an invitation to play two matches against the Chinese National Team. This was a Friendly match, and the first international match for the Matildas under their new coach after Greg Brown resigned following World Cup disappointment.
Played : October 28 Venue : Zhuhai Stadium, Guangdong Province
China
(lineup incomplete) Lui Ying, Wang Li Ping, Zhao Li Hong, Xie Hui Lin
Goals : Wang Li Ping 35, Xie Hui Lin 37, Zhao Li Hong 77
3 - 1 Australia
Tracey Wheeler, Bridgette Starr (Heather Garriock 22), Cheryl Salisbury, Anissa Tann-Darby, Traci Bartlett, Alison Forman, Sharon Black (Sacha Wainwright 85), Danielle Small, Amy Wilson, Katrtina Boyd (Alicia Ferguson 78), Sunni Hughes (Kelly Golebiowski 68)
Goal : Hughes 61
Referee : unknown
Attendance : 15000
Coaches : Chris Tanzey (Australia), Yuanan Ma (China)
Squad listings Match Report by AWSA


This was a Friendly match.
Played : October 31 Venue : Xiamen, Fujian Province
China
(lineup incomplete) Liu Ying, Zhang Ouying, Qui Hai Yan
Goals : Liu Ying 15, 58, Zhang Ouying 41, Qui Hai Yan 61
4 - 2 Australia
Tracey Wheeler, Heather Garriock (Sacha Wainwright 46), Cheryl Salisbury, Anissa Tann-Darby (Peita-Claire Hepperlin 67), Traci Bartlett, Alison Forman, Sharon Black, Danielle Small (Bryony Duus 68), Amy Wilson, Katrina Boyd (Alicia Ferguson 65), Sunni Hughes (Kelly Golebiowski 65)
Goals : Hughes 7, Salisbury 80
Referee : unknown
Attendance : 15000
Coaches : Chris Tanzey (Australia), Yuanan Ma (China)
Squad listings Match Report by AWSA