Matildas 2000 Matches

Matildas Internationals for 2000

Written by Thomas Esamie .


Australia staged the second ever "Australia Cup" inviting the USA, Sweden and Czech Republic. In an Olympic year this was basically a warmup. This match was played as a curtainraiser to the Northern Spirit v Sydney United NSL match. This was a Friendly match.
Played : January 7 Venue : North Sydney Oval, Sydney
Australia
Tracey Wheeler, Cheryl Salisbury, Bridgette Starr, Dianne Alagich, Sacha Wainwright (Kelly Golebiowski 79), Sharon Black (Heather Garriock 69), Alison Forman, Amy Wilson, Bryony Duus (Danielle Small 46), Katrina Boyd (Sunni Hughes 63), Julie Murray
0 - 2 Sweden
(lineup incomplete) Ulrika Karlsson (gk), Hanna Ljungberg, Malin Andersson, Cecelia Sandell
Goals : Ljungberg 15, Sandell 26
Referee : unknown
Attendance : unknown
Coaches : Chris Tanzey (Australia), unknown (Sweden)
Match Report by AWSA


After the USA hammered the Czechs 8-1 Australia took their turn at the outsiders for the tournament. Meanwhile the USA and Sweden played out a 0-0 draw. This was a Friendly match.
Played : January 10 Venue : Bob Jane Stadium, Melbourne
Australia
Leanne Trimboli, Cheryl Salisbury, Dianne Alagich, Anissa Tann-Darby, Sacha Wainwright (Kelly Golebiowski 28), Heather Garriock (Sharon Black 79), Alison Forman, Amy Wilson (Bryony Duus 79), Danielle Small, Katrina Boyd, Sunni Hughes (Julie Murray 56)
Goals : Tann-Darby 59, Murray 60, Black 86
3 - 0 Czech Republic
Cilova, Zahorikova, Marie Tlachova (sent off 23), Knavova, Hrenova (Cervenkova 63), Jedlickova (Valkova 70), Scasna, Chlumecka (Kohoutova 81), Mackova, Katerina Doskova, Dudova (Petranova 89)
Referee : unknown
Coaches : Chris Tanzey (Australia), unknown (Czech Republic)
Match Report by AWSA
Match Report by Alan Clark


The Final match of the series concluded with a solid win to the USA, giving the USA the tournament title since Sweden managed a 2-0 win against the Czechs, thus leaving the Scandinavians with second place on goal difference. This was a Friendly match.
Played : January 13 Venue : Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide
Australia
Tracey Wheeler, Cheryl Salisbury, Bridgette Starr (Sacha Wainwright 89), Dianne Alagich, Anissa Tann-Darby (Peita-Claire Hepperlin 72), Sharon Black (Heather Garriock 76), Alison Forman, Danielle Small, Amy Wilson, Katrina Boyd (Kelly Golebiowski 82), Sunni Hughes
Goal : Forman 74
1 - 3 United States
(lineup incomplete) Sherrill Kester, Aly Wagner, Mandy Clemens, Jenny Streiffer, Danielle Slaton
Goals : Kester 13, Alagich 34og, Wagner 81
Referee : unknown
Attendance : unknown
Coaches : Chris Tanzey (Australia), Lauren Gregg (USA)
Match Report by AWSA


This was a Friendly match.
Played : May 31 Venue : Bruce Stadium, Canberra
Australia
Leanne Trimboli, Cheryl Salisbury, Sacha Wainwright (Bridgette Starr 71), Dianne Alagich, Anissa Tann-Darby, Heather Garriock (Sharon Black 78), Kate McShea, Alison Forman, Bryony Duus (Amy Wilson 84), Alicia Ferguson (Kelly Golebiowski 65), Sunni Hughes
Goals : Duus 64
1 - 0 Japan
Referee : unknown
Attendance : 3345
Coaches : Chris Tanzey (Australia), unknown (Japan)
Match Report by AWSA


This match, for some reason, went to penalties and eventually China ran out 5-4 winners on that lottery. This was a Friendly match.
Played : June 2 Venue : Sydney Football Stadium
Australia
Tracey Wheeler, Cheryl Salisbury, Bridgette Starr, Dianne Alagich, Anissa Tann-Darby, Sharon Black (Heather Garriock 66), Kate McShea, Alison Forman, Bryony Duus (Amy Wilson 77), Lisa Casagrande (Alicia Ferguson 74), Sunni Hughes (Kelly Golebiowski 101)
Goal : Garriock 81
1
aet
- 1
aet
China
lineup
Goal : Sun Wen 3
Referee : unknown
Attendance : 10049
Coaches : Chris Tanzey (Australia), unknown (China)
Match Report by Tony Calder
Match Report by Chris Dunkerley
Match Report by AWSA


This was a Friendly match.
Played : June 4 Venue : Campbelltown Sports Stadium, Sydney
Australia
Leanne Trimboli, Cheryl Salisbury, Sacha Wainwright, Bridgette Starr (Kate McShea 57), Anissa Tann-Darby, Heather Garriock (Sharon Black 57), Peita-Claire Hepperlin (Bryony Duus 82), Alison Forman, Amy Wilson (Lisa Casagrande 73), Kelly Golebiowski, Sunni Hughes
0 - 2 Canada

Goals : Sinclair 32, Burtini 43
Referee : unknown
Attendance : 3947
Coaches : Chris Tanzey (Australia), unknown (Canada)
Match Report by AWSA


This was the Semi-Final of the tournament. This was a Friendly match.
Played : June 7 Venue : Hunter Region Athletics Centre, Newcastle
Australia
Tracey Wheeler, Cheryl Salisbury, Bridgette Starr, Dianne Alagich (Sacha Wainwright 65), Anissa Tann-Darby (Peita-Claire Hepperlin 82), Sharon Black (Heather Garriock 73), Kate McShea, Alison Forman, Bryony Duus (Amy Wilson 77), Alicia Ferguson (Kelly Golebiowski 62), Sunni Hughes
Goals : Black 7, 21, 30, Hughes 25
4 - 0 New Zealand
Referee : unknown
Attendance : unknown
Coaches : Chris Tanzey (Australia), unknown (New Zealand)
Match Report by AWSA


Final of the tournament. This was a Friendly match.
Played : June 11 Venue : Breakers Stadium, Newcastle
Australia
Tracey Wheeler, Cheryl Salisbury, Bridgette Starr, Dianne Alagich, Anissa Tann-Darby (Sacha Wainwright 84), Sharon Black (Heather Garriock 69), Kate McShea, Alison Forman, Bryony Duus (Amy Wilson 46), Alicia Ferguson (Kelly Golebiowski 69), Sunni Hughes
0 - 1 United States
Siri Mullinix, Brandi Chastain, Kate Sobrero, Joy Fawcett, Christie Pearce, Kristine Lilly, Lorrie Fair (Nikki Serlenga 83), Julie Foudy, Shannon MacMillan, Mia Hamm, Tiffeny Milbrett
Goal : MacMillan 79pk
Referee : unknown
Attendance : unknown
Coaches : Ian Murray (Australia), unknown (USA)
Match Report by Chris Dunkerley
Match Report by AWSA


Prior to the Olympics the Aussies toured North Korea and China to play 4 matches in their final warm-up series before taking on the rest of the Olympic qualifiers. This was a Friendly match.
Played : August 8 Venue : Yonggakdo Stadium, Pyongyang
North Korea
lineup unknown
Goals : Song Ok Jo 4, Sol Yong Suk 68
2 - 0 Australia
Tracey Wheeler, Cheryl Salisbury, Sacha Wainwright, Dianne Alagich, Anissa Tann-Darby, Amy Wilson (Heather Garriock 72), Kate McShea, Alison Forman, Bryony Duus (Danielle Small 72), Alicia Ferguson, Sunni Hughes (Kelly Golebiowski 78)
Referee : unknown
Attendance : ~15000
Coaches : Chris Tanzey (Australia), unknown (North Korea)
Match Report by AWSA


This was a Friendly match.
Played : August 11 Venue : Pyongyang
North Korea
lineup unknown
Goals : Song Ok Jo 68, Ri Kyong Ae 92
2 - 1 Australia
Joanne Butland, Cheryl Salisbury, Amy Wilson (Sacha Wainwright 73), Dianne Alagich, Amy Taylor (Anissa Tann-Darby 72), Heather Garriock, Peita-Claire Hepperlin (Kate McShea 70), Alison Forman, Danielle Small (Bryony Duus 62), Sunni Hughes (sent off 65), Alicia Ferguson (Kelly Golebiowski 58 (sent off 90))
Goal : Forman 81
Referee : unknown
Attendance : ~10000
Coaches : Chris Tanzey (Australia), unknown (North Korea)
Match Report by AWSA


This was a Friendly match.
Played : August 14 Venue : Yangzhou, China
China
lineup unknown
Goals : Liu Ailing 30, Sun Wen 77, Jin Yan 85
3 - 0 Australia
Tracey Wheeler, Cheryl Salisbury, Sacha Wainwright, Dianne Alagich, Anissa Tann-Darby (Danielle Small 40), Amy Wilson, Kate McShea (Peita-Claire Hepperlin 38), Alison Forman, Bryony Duus (Heather Garriock), Sunni Hughes, Alicia Ferguson (Kelly Golebiowski)
Referee : unknown
Attendance : ~8000
Coaches : Chris Tanzey (Australia), unknown (China)
Match Report by AWSA


This game wrapped up the tour and was the first home defeat of the Chinese at Australia's hands. A high point to take into the Olympics. Though why a penalty shootout took place at all is a little beyond me. This was a Friendly match.
Played : August 17 Venue : Shanghai, China
China
Han Wenxia, Wang Liping, Fan Yunjie, Wen Lirong, Bai Jie, Liu Ying, Shui Qingxia, Pu Wei, Liu Ailing, Sun Wen, Jin Yan (substitutions unavailable)
0
4pk
- 0
5pk
Australia
Tracey Wheeler, Cheryl Salisbury, Sacha Wainwright, Dianne Alagich, Danielle Small, Amy Wilson (Amy Taylor 78), Kate McShea (Peita-Claire Hepperlin 46), Alison Forman, Bryony Duus (Heather Garriock 61), Sunni Hughes (Anissa Tann-Darby 75), Kelly Golebiowski (Alicia Ferguson 69)
Referee : unknown
Attendance : ~20000
Coaches : Chris Tanzey (Australia), unknown (China)
Match Report by AWSA


Australia expressed some relief at not being drawn in the other Group comprised of USA, Norway, China and Nigeria. Germany wasn't exactly helping things in this first up game. This was an Olympic Games match.
Played : September 13 Venue : Bruce Stadium, Canberra
Australia
Tracey Wheeler, Kate McShea, Dianne Alagich, Anissa Tann-Darby, Alison Forman, Cheryl Salisbury, Julie Murray (Kelly Golebiowski 62), Sunni Hughes (Alicia Ferguson 46), Bryony Duus (Heather Garriock 72), Sacha Wainwright, Amy Wilson
0 - 3 Germany
Silke Rottenberg, Kerstin Stegemann, Steffi Jones, Doris Fitschen, Maren Meinert, Birgit Prinz, Bettina Wiegmann, Inka Grings, Sandra Minnert, Ariane Hingst, Renate Lingor
Goals : Grings 35, Wiegmann 70, Lingor 91
Referee : Bola Elizabeth Abidoye (Nigeria)
Linesman : Ana Isabel Perez Assante (Peru), Cleidy Mary Ribeiro Nunes (Brazil)
Attendance : 24800
Coaches : Chris Tanzey (Australia), Tina Theune-Meyer (Germany)
Match Report by XXX


This was an Olympic Games match.
Played : September 16 Venue : Sydney Football Stadium
Australia
Tracey Wheeler, Kate McShea, Dianne Alagich, Anissa Tann-Darby, Alison Forman, Cheryl Salisbury, Sunni Hughes, Bryony Duus (Heather Garriock 77), Alicia Ferguson (Kelly Golebiowski 78), Sacha Wainwright, Amy Wilson (Sharon Black 46)
Goal : Salisbury 57
1 - 1 Sweden
Caroline Joensson, Karolina Westberg, Jane Tornqvist, Sara Larsson, Kristin Bengtsson, Malin Mostrom, Cecelia Sandell, Tina Nordlund (Linda Fagerstroem 76), Malin Andersson, Hanna Ljungberg, Victoria Svensson (Therese Sjoegran 54)
Goal : Andersson 66pk
Referee : Sonia Denoncourt (Canada)
Lineswomen : Jackeline Saez Blanquice (PAN), Hisae Yoshizawa (JPN)
Attendance : 33600
Coaches : Chris Tanzey (Australia), Marika Domanski Lyfors (Sweden)
Match Report by Brian Martin


While a win could have set Australia up for a semi-final match they ended up sharing the fate of their male counterparts and first round obscurity. This was an Olympic Games match.
Played : September 19 Venue : Sydney Football Stadium
Australia
Tracey Wheeler, Kate McShea (Kelly Golebiowski 74), Bridgette Starr, Dianne Alagich, Anissa Tann-Darby, Alison Forman, Cheryl Salisbury, Sunni Hughes, Sharon Black (Heather Garriock 70), Bryony Duus (Amy Wilson 62), Alicia Ferguson
Goal : Hughes 33
1 - 2 Brazil
Andreia, Juliana, Daniela, Tania, Cidinha, Katia, Sissi, Pretinha (Roseli 74), Raquel (Formiga 57), Simone, Rosana (Maicon 46)
Goals : Raquel 56, Katia 64
Referee : Vibeke Karlson (NOR)
Linesmen : Sanna Luhtanen (FIN), Marie-Louise Svanstr´┐Żm (SWE)
Attendance : 29400
Coaches : Chris Tanzey (Australia), Jose Duarte (Brazil)
Match Report by XXX