Matildas 2008 Matches

Matildas Internationals for 2008

Written by Thomas Esamie.


New Zealand warmed up for their Olympic qualifier against Papua New Guinea with this 3 match series against their trans-tasman rivals. This was a Friendly match.
Played : March 1 Venue : Stockland Park, Sunshine Coast
Australia
Lydia Williams, Clare Polkinghorne, Karla Reuter (Lyndsay Glohe 63), Cheryl Salisbury, Amber Neilson, Heather Garriock, Caitlin Munoz, Sarah Walsh, Collette McCallum, Sally Shipard, Jo Burgess (Amy Chapman 60)
Goals : Walsh 16, Burgess 54
2 - 0 New Zealand
Jenny Bindon, Ria Percival, Abby Erceg, Maia Jackman, Ali Riley, Simone Ferrara (Annalie Longo 65), Hayley Moorwood, Emily McColl, Kirsty Yallop (Emma Kete 75), Renee Leota (Wendi Henderson 86), Merissa Smith
Referee :
Attendance :
Coaches : Tom Sermanni (Australia), John Herdman (New Zealand)
Australian squad Match Report by FFA
Match Report by NZF


This was a Friendly match.
Played : March 3 Venue : Stockland Park, Sunshine Coast
Australia
Melissa Barbieri, Clare Polkinghorne, Amy Chapman (Vicki Balomenos 75), Cheryl Salisbury, Amber Neilson (Renee Rollason 62), Caitlin Munoz, Sarah Walsh, Kate Gill, Collette McCallum (Brooke Spence 84), Sally Shipard, Elise Kellond-Knight (Tameka Butt 59)
Goals : Gill 22, Chapman 47
2 - 1 New Zealand
Jenny Bindon, Ria Percival, Abby Erceg, Maia Jackman, Ali Riley, Annalie Longo (Emma Kete 30), Hayley Moorwood, Emily McColl, Kirsty Yallop (Simone Ferrara 60), Renee Leota, Merissa Smith (Wendi Henderson 70 (Hannah Bromley 85))
Goal : Kete 35
Referee :
Attendance :
Coaches : Tom Sermanni (Australia), John Herdman (New Zealand)
Australian squad Match Report by FFA
Match Report by NZF


This was a Friendly match.
Played : March 5 Venue : Stockland Park, Sunshine Coast
Australia
Melissa Barbieri (Lydia Williams 46), Clare Polkinghorne, Cheryl Salisbury, Sally Shipard (Kim Carroll 46), Karla Reuter (Ellen Beaumont 46), Heather Garriock, Collette McCallum, Joanne Burgess (Amy Chapman 58), Caitlin Munoz (Tameka Butt 70), Sarah Walsh, Kate Gill (Victoria Balomenos 87)
Goals : McCallum 9, Salisbury 58pk, 85, Polkinghorne 90
4 - 2 New Zealand
Jenny Bindon, Ria Percival, Abby Erceg, Maia Jackman, Ali Riley, Merissa Smith (Wendi Henderson 75), Hayley Moorwood, Emily McColl, Kirsty Yallop (Simone Ferrara 45), Renee Leota (Annalie Longo 80), Emma Kete
Goals : Smith 13, Moorwood 45
Referee :
Attendance :
Coaches : Tom Sermanni (Australia), John Herdman (New Zealand)
Australian squad Match Report by FFA
Match Report by NZF


In a match that was delayed 53 minutes due to rain and lightning, the USA earned its first domestic win of 2008 against Australia with a stoppage time goal from midfielder Carli Lloyd. This was a Friendly match.
Played : April 27 Venue : WakeMed Soccer Park, Cary, USA
United States of America
Hope Solo, Heather Mitts (Rachel Buehler 53), Christie Rampone, Kate Markgraf (Cat Whitehill 46), Lori Chalupny, Heather O'Reilly (Angela Hucles 67), Shannon Boxx (Lindsay Tarpley 68), Carli Lloyd, Tobin Heath (Kacey White 46), Natasha Kai (Amy Rodriguez 46), Abby Wambach
Goals : Kai 35, Wambach 49, Lloyd 90
3 - 2 Australia
Lydia Williams, Karla Reuter (Kim Carroll 76), Cheryl Salisbury, Clare Polkinghorne, Lauren Colthorpe, Heather Garriock (Kate McShea 89), Amy Chapman (Kate Gill 58), Collette McCallum, Sally Shipard (Amber Neilson 65), Sarah Walsh (Selin Kuralay 82), Kyah Simon (Joanne Burgess 59)
Goals : Gill 86, Salisbury 88
Referee : Margaret Domka (USA)
Attendance : 3698
Coaches : Tom Sermanni (Australia), Pia Sundhage (USA)
Australian squad Match Report by FFA
Match Report by USSF


This was a Friendly match.
Played : May 3 Venue : Legion Field, Birmingham, USA
United States of America
Hope Solo (Briana Scurry 46), Heather Mitts (Rachel Buehler 58), Christie Rampone, Cat Whitehill, Stephanie Cox, Kacey White (Angela Hucles 46), Shannon Boxx, Carli Lloyd, Lindsay Tarpley (Heather O'Reilly 74), Natasha Kai (Lauren Cheney 80), Abby Wambach
Goals : Tarpley 28, 42, Wambach 29, 46, Hucles 94
5 - 4 Australia
Melissa Barbieri, Karla Reuter (Dianne Alagich 51), Cheryl Salisbury, Clare Polkinghorne (Kate McShea 58), Lauren Colthorpe, Kim Carroll, Heather Garriock, Collette McCallum, Joanne Burgess (Kyah Simon 74), Sarah Walsh, Kate Gill (Caitlin Munoz 85)
Goals : Whitehill 19og, Walsh 49, Colthorpe 64, Rampone 69og
Referee : Sandra Serafini (USA)
Attendance : 5000
Coaches : Tom Sermanni (Australia), Pia Sundhage (USA)
Australian squad Match Report by FFA
Match Report by USSF


Played as a curtainraiser to the Socceroos v Ghana match to co-incide with the FIFA Congress being held in Sydney the Matildas played in a very entertaining match and win into the bargain. This also provided a warm-up ahead of the Asian Womens Cup. Sarah Walsh suffered a leg fracture in this match ruling her out for the next few months. This was a Friendly match.
Played : May 23 Venue : Sydney Football Stadium
Australia
Melissa Barbieri (Lydia Williams 46), Clare Polkinghorne, Kate McShea, Cheryl Salisbury, Dianne Alagich, Ellyse Perry, Lauren Colthorpe, Amy Chapman (Tameka Butt 77), Collette McCallum, Caitlin Munoz (Jenna Tristram 66), Sarah Walsh (Kyah Simon 60)
Goals : Chapman 22, Munoz 40
2 - 1 Canada
Erin McLeod, Candace-Marie Chapman, Martina Franko, Emily Zurrer, Rhian Wilkinson, Clare Rustad, Sophie Schmidt (Jodi-Ann Robinson 66), Jonelle Filigno (Brittany Timko 84), Melissa Tancredi, Kara Lang, Christine Sinclair
Goal : Lang 55
Referee : Tammy Ogston (Australia)
Attendance :
Coaches : Tom Sermanni (Australia), Even Pellerud (Canada)
Australian squad Match Report by FFA
Match Report by CSA


Australia began their Asian Cup competition in style with a demolition of Taiwan. This was a Asian Cup Finals match.
Played : May 29 Venue : Thong Nhat Stadium, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Australia
Lydia Williams, Ellyse Perry (Clare Polkinghorne 65), Kim Carroll, Kate McShea, Karla Reuter, Lauren Colthorpe, Amber Neilson, Heather Garriock (Tameka Butt 46), Kyah Simon, Jenna Tristram, Caitlin Munoz (Lisa De Vanna 63)
Goals : Garriock 18, 41, Tristram 52, De Vanna 82
4 - 0 Taiwan
Huang Feng-Chiu, Lee Hsueh-Hua (Lee Hsiu-Chin 35), Yu Pei-Wen, Lin Chiung-Ying, Lin Man-Ting, Chiu Fu-Yu, Tseng Shu-O, Yu Hsiu-Chin, Wang Hsiang-Huei, Chen Ya-Huei (Chen Yen-Ping 75), Tan Wen-Lin (Wu Shih-Ping 66)
Referee : Hong Sil Ri (North Korea)
Attendance : 600
Coaches : Tom Sermanni (Australia), Chen Shu-Chin (Taiwan)
Australian squad Match Report by FFA


A second win almost guaranteed a passage to the semis. This was a Asian Cup Finals match.
Played : May 31 Venue : Thong Nhat Stadium, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Australia
Melissa Barbieri, Ellyse Perry, Cheryl Salisbury (Kate McShea 38), Clare Polkinghorne, Dianne Alagich, Amy Chapman (Kyah Simon 68), Lauren Colthorpe, Collette McCallum, Heather Garriock, Lisa De Vanna (Caitlin Munoz 78), Kate Gill
Goals : Perry 30, De Vanna 70
2 - 0 South Korea
Kim Jung Mi, Yu Ji Eun, Kim Yoo Mi, Hong Kyung Suk, Kwon Hah Nul, Cho So Hyun, Kim Huiyeong (Jeon Ga Eul 53), Lee Jang Mi, Park Hee Young (Han Song I 68 (Lee Sea Eun 83)), Cha Yun Hee, Kim Sooyun
Referee : Bentla D'Coth (India)
Attendance : 300
Coaches : Tom Sermanni (Australia), An Ik Soo (South Korea)
Australian squad Match Report by FFA


Despite the loss the Aussies got through to the semi final against North Korea thanks to goal difference. South Korea miss out. This was a Asian Cup Finals match.
Played : June 2 Venue : Thong Nhat Stadium, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Australia
Melissa Barbieri, Kim Carroll (Amber Neilson 85), Kate McShea, Clare Polkinghorne, Dianne Alagich (Kyah Simon 46), Ellyse Perry, Lauren Colthorpe, Collette McCallum, Heather Garriock, Lisa De Vanna, Kate Gill (Caitlin Munoz 65)
Goal : Polkinghorne 70
1 - 3 Japan
Fukumoto Miho, Kinga Yukari, Ikeda Hiromi, Iwashimizu Azusa, Yanagita Miyuki, Miyama Aya, Sawa Homare, Ando Kozue (Utsugi Rumi 73), Sakaguchi Mizuho, Ohno Shinobu (Aakawa Eriko 65), Nagasato Yuki
Goals : Ando 8, Nagasato 33, Miyama 50
Referee : Hong Sil Ri (North Korea)
Attendance : 300
Coaches : Tom Sermanni (Australia), Sasaki Norio (Japan)
Australian squad Match Report by FFA


The eventual champions were too good for the Matildas today, the consolation final and a rematch against Japan beckoned. This was a Asian Cup Finals match.
Played : June 5 Venue : Thong Nhat Stadium, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Australia
Lydia Williams, Dianne Alagich, Kate McShea, Clare Polkinghorne, Ellyse Perry, Lauren Colthorpe, Amber Neilson (Collette McCallum 59), Heather Garriock, Amy Chapman (Tameka Butt 74), Lisa De Vanna, Caitlin Munoz (Jenna Tristram 60)
0 - 3 North Korea
Jon Myung Hui, Om Jong Ran, Song Jong Sun, Sonu Kyong Sun, Kong Hye Ok, Kim Kyong Hwa (Jo Yun Mi 69), Ri Un Suk (Jang Il Ok 83), Ri Un Gyong, Kil Son Hui, Ri Kum Suk (Kim Ok Sim 79), Kim Yong Ae
Goals : Ri Kum Suk 2, 41, 60
Referee : Pannipar Kamnueng (Thailand)
Attendance : 2700
Coaches : Tom Sermanni (Australia), Kim Kwang Min (North Korea)
Australian squad Match Report by FFA


Well Australia managed 4th place losing again to the excellent Japanese who would go on to impress at the Olympics also. Having finished 2nd in the previous edition of the tournament I guess there was some disappointment, but little time to dwell on it as they were off to the Peace Cup in South Korea. This was a Asian Cup Finals match.
Played : June 8 Venue : Thong Nhat Stadium, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Australia
Melissa Barbieri, Kim Carroll (Ellyse Perry 58), Cheryl Salisbury, Clare Polkinghorne, Karla Reuter, Amy Chapman, Lauren Colthorpe, Collette McCallum (Ella Mastrantonio 75), Heather Garriock, Lisa De Vanna, Kate Gill (Kate McShea 68)
0 - 3 Japan
Kaihori Ayumi, Kinga Yukari, Ikeda Hiromi, Iwashimizu Azusa, Yanagita Miyuki, Miyama Aya, Sawa Homare, Ando Kozue, Sakaguchi Mizuho, Ohno Shinobu (Arakawa Eriko 46), Nagasato Yuki (Maruyama Karina 84)
Goals : Nagasoto 17, Miyama 79, Sawa 87
Referee : Eun Ah Hong (South Korea)
Attendance : 1200
Coaches : Tom Sermanni (Australia), Sasaki Norio (Japan)
Australian squad Match Report by FFA


The US manage another 1-goal win this year over the Matildas. Bugger! This was a Friendly match.
Played : June 15 Venue : Suwon Sports Complex, Suwon, Korea
Australia
Melissa Barbieri, Clare Polkinghorne, Cheryl Salisbury (Kate McShea 72), Dianne Alagich, Ellyse Perry, Lauren Colthorpe, Collette McCallum (Amber Neilson 85), Heather Garriock, Joanne Burgess (Amy Chapman 50), Lisa De Vanna, Caitlin Munoz (Kate Gill 74)
Goal : Garriock 57
1 - 2 United States of America
Hope Solo, Lori Chalupny, Christie Rampone, Kate Markgraf, Heather Mitts, Heather O'Reilly (Tobin Heath 72), Shannon Boxx, Carli Lloyd (Angela Hucles 36), Lindsay Tarpley (Aly Wagner 46), Natasha Kai (Lauren Cheney 62), Abby Wambach
Goals : Kai 35, Wambach 77
Referee : Bibiana Steinhaus (Germany)
Attendance : 1357
Coaches : Tom Sermanni (Australia), Pia Sundhage (USA)
Australian squad Match Report by FFA
Match Report by USSF


Australia bounced back in match two of the Peace Queen Cup. However as the two group winners of this tournament are the only ones to contest the final Australia has to hope the US slip up. This was a Friendly match.
Played : June 17 Venue : Suwon Sports Complex, Suwon, Korea
Australia
Lydia Williams, Kim Carroll, Kate McShea, Clare Polkinghorne (Ellyse Perry 46), Karla Reuter, Joanne Burgess (Amy Chapman 46), Amber Neilson, Heather Garriock (Caitlin Munoz 76), Kyah Simon (Lauren Colthorpe 67), Katie Gill, Lisa De Vanna
Goals : Garriock 66, 68, Chapman 89
3 - 0 Italy
Referee :
Attendance :
Coaches : Tom Sermanni (Australia), unknown (Italy)
Australian squad Match Report by FFA


One of Australia's best ever results and while it wasn't enough to progress to the final they can be well pleased with their performance here. This was a Friendly match.
Played : June 19 Venue : Suwon Sports Complex, Suwon, Korea
Australia
Melissa Barbieri, Dianne Alagich, Kate McShea, Cheryl Salisbury, Ellyse Perry, Lauren Colthorpe, Collette McCallum (Kim Carroll 90), Joanne Burgess (Amy Chapman 61), Heather Garriock, Caitlin Munoz (Kyah Simon 74), Lisa De Vanna
Goal : Simon 90
1 - 0 Brazil
Referee :
Attendance : 1075
Coaches : Tom Sermanni (Australia), Jorge Luiz Barcellos (Brazil)
Australian squad Match Report by FFA


This was a Friendly match.
Played : July 9 Venue : Tianjin Olympic Stadium Auxiliary Field, Tianjin, China
China

Goals : Han Duan 7, Zhang Ying 22, Li Jie 48pk, Xu Yuan 74, 87
5 - 0 Australia
Melissa Barbieri, Jo Burgess (Vicki Balomenos 81), Kim Carroll (Brooke Spence 62), Amy Chapman (Renee Rollason 81), Lauren Colthorpe, Kate McShea, Caitlin Munoz, Amber Neilson (Ellen Beaumont 62), Clare Polkinghorne (Leena Khamis 81), Karla Reuter (Servet Uzunlar 62), Kyah Simon
Referee :
Attendance : 1000
Coaches : Tom Sermanni (Australia), Shang Ruihua (China)
Australian squad Match Report by FFA


This time the Matildas were double-heading with the Mens Olympic team. This was a Friendly match.
Played : July 12 Venue : North Sydney Oval
Australia
Melissa Barbieri (Lydia Williams 46), Kate McShea, Dianne Alagich (Kim Carroll 85), Cheryl Salisbury (Brooke Spence 88), Heather Garriock, Caitlin Munoz, Clare Polkinghorne, Kyah Simon (Leena Khamis 22), Lauren Colthorpe, Danielle Small (Servet Uzunlar 59), Joanne Burgess (Ellyse Perry 59)
Goal : Khamis 35
1 - 0 New Zealand
Jenny Bindon, Ria Percival, Rebecca Smith, Abby Erceg, Anna Green (Marlies Oostdam 75), Ali Riley, Katie Hoyle, Hayley Moorwood, Kirsty Yallop, Amber Hearn, Renee Leota (Emma Kete 70)
Referee : Krystyna Szokolai
Attendance : 1604
Coaches : Tom Sermanni (Australia), John Herdman (New Zealand)
Australian squad Match Report by FFA
Match Report by NZF
Match Report by Chris Dunkerley


This was a Friendly match.
Played : July 24 Venue : Home's Stadium, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
Japan
Miho Fukumoto (Ayumi Kaihori 80), Yukari Kinga (Kyoko Yano 73), Hiromi Ikeda (Rumi Utsugi 87), Miyuki Yanagita, Kozue Ando (Karina Maruyama 85), Azusa Iwashimizu, Homare Sawa, Aya Miyama, Mizuho Sakaguchi, Shinobu Ohno (Ayumi Hara 65), Yuki Nagasato
Goals : Sawa 43, Nagasato 47, Maruyama 86pk
3 - 0 Australia
Lydia Williams (Melissa Barbieri 46), Brooke Spence, Clare Polkinghorne, Heather Garriock, Caitlin Munoz, Lisa De Vanna (Leena Khamis 78), Kathryn Gill (Kyah Simon 78), Amy Chapman (Joanne Burgess 67), Lauren Colthorpe, Danielle Small (Servet Uzunlar 67), Kim Carroll
Referee : Sook Hee Kim (South Korea)
Attendance : 9195
Coaches : Tom Sermanni (Australia), Norio Sasaki (Japan)
Australian squad Match Report by FFA


Australia participated in the ASEAN championships held in Vietnam. 2 years ago these sides met in the Asian Cup final tournament and it finished 5-0. You can't read too much into one game but still... it's a noticable change. This was a Friendly match.
Played : October 9 Venue : Than Long Sports Centre, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Australia
Lydia Williams, Brooke Spence, Clare Polkinghorne, Elise Kellond-Knight, Leena Khamis (Vicki Balomenos, 67), Tameka Butt (Ashleigh Sykes 12), Amy Chapman, Servet Uzunlar, Lauren Colthorpe (Jenna Tristram 61), Kim Carroll, Ella Mastrantonio
Goals : Balomenos 71, 86
2 - 0 Thailand
Referee :
Attendance :
Coaches : Tom Sermanni (Australia), Narumon Siriwat (Thailand)
Australian squad Match Report by FFA


Australia participated in the ASEAN championships held in Vietnam. This was a Friendly match.
Played : October 11 Venue : Than Long Sports Centre, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Australia
Melissa Barbieri, Christine Walters, Kim Carroll, Brooke Spence (Lauren Colthorpe 76), Lyndsay Glohe, Ella Mastrantonio, Renee Rollason, Servet Uzunlar (Ashleigh Sykes 65), Amy Chapman (Victoria Balomenos 65), Jenna Tristram, Elise Kellond-Knight
Goals : Rollason 34, 53, Tristram 36, 81, Sykes 69, Balomenos 86, 90
7 - 0 Philippines
Referee :
Attendance :
Coaches : Tom Sermanni (Australia), (Philippines)
Australian squad Match Report by FFA


Australia participated in the ASEAN championships held in Vietnam. This was a Friendly match.
Played : October 13 Venue : Than Long Sports Centre, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Australia
Lydia Williams, Clare Polkinghorne, Kim Carroll, Brooke Spence, Christine Walters (Leena Khamis 73), Renne Rollason (Ella Mastrantonio 45), Amy Chapman, Lauren Colthorpe, Ashleigh Sykes (Jenna Tristram 58), Tameka Butt, Victoria Balomenos
Goals : Colthorpe 6, 22, Sykes 51, Tristram 69, Balomenos 78, Mastrantonio 90
6 - 0 Singapore
Referee :
Attendance :
Coaches : Tom Sermanni (Australia), (Singapore)
Australian squad Match Report by FFA


Australia participated in the ASEAN championships held in Vietnam. This was the semi-final match This was a Friendly match.
Played : October 18 Venue : Than Long Sports Centre, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Australia
Melissa Barbieri, Clare Polkinghorne (sent off 72), Kim Carroll, Brooke Spence (Christine Walters 60), Elise Kellond-Knight (Victoria Ballomenos 65), Ella Mastrantonio, Yesim Servet Uzunlar, Lauren Colthorpe, Amy Chapman (sent off 77), Tameka Butt (Lyndsay Glohe 55), Jenna Tristram
Goals : Chapman 3, Uzunlar 19, Colthorpe 27pk, Tristram 42, Carroll 65pk
5 - 1 Myanmar

Goal : ?? 72
Referee :
Attendance :
Coaches : Tom Sermanni (Australia), (Myanmar)
Australian squad Match Report by FFA


Australia got to the final and won barely a week before the new Womens league kicks off in Australia. Busy times. This was a Friendly match.
Played : October 20 Venue : Than Long Sports Centre, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Vietnam
0 - 1 Australia
Lydia Williams, Kim Carroll, Brooke Spence, Lyndsay Glohe, Ashleigh Sykes, Christine Walters (Victoria Balomenos 46), Ella Mastrantonio, Yesim Servet Uzunlar (Renee Rollason 80), Lauren Colthorpe, Tameka Butt, Jenna Tristram (Leena Khamis 56)
Goal : own goal 80
Referee :
Attendance :
Coaches : Tom Sermanni (Australia), (Vietnam)
Australian squad Match Report by FFA