Matildas 2009 Matches

Matildas Internationals for 2009

Written by Thomas Esamie.


The most remarkable thing about this match is that it marks the last of Australia's Cheryl Salisbury who spoke emotionally about all that she has experienced and leaves behind after the match. She was remarkably eloquent and as Australia's most capped player at any level deserves a lot of recognition, the kind she will no doubt fail to garner. Also the official report states Garriock came on at 12 minutes, I assume the result of poor handwriting. Also I'm confused by the attendance figures. My ticket was numbered 3273 and the western grandstand was well filled, given a capacity of 20,000, the hill stands combine for 4500 seats, so the grandstands have about 7750 each. It was far more than half full... This was a Friendly match.
Played : January 31 Venue : Parramatta Stadium, Sydney
Australia
Melissa Barbieri, Kate McShea, Karla Reuter, Claire Polkinghorne (Collette McCallum 56), Cheryl Salisbury (Danielle Brogan 85), Amber Neilson (Lana Harch 79), Caitlin Munoz (Sarah Walsh 56), Lisa De Vanna, Katie Gill, Lauren Colthorpe, Elise Kellond-Knight (Heather Garriock 72)
Goals : De Vanna 55, Salisbury 65pk
2 - 2 Italy
Chiara Marchitelli, Sara Gama, Roberta D'Adda, Alessia Tuttino, Elizabetta Tona, Viviana Schiavi, Melania Gabbiadini (Marta Carissimi 83), Patrizia Panico, Tatiana Zorri, Pamela Conti (Silvia Fuselli 71), Giulia Domenichetti
Goals : Conti 58, Tuttino 78
Referee : Jacqui Melksham
Attendance : 2921
Coaches : Tom Sermanni (Australia), Pietro Ghedin (Italy)
Australian squad Match Report by someone


Perhaps it's time to bring some of those players under consideration from the 'B' match played prior to this one into the team... heh. Anyway this was Joanne Peters' farewell match, so at least one slot opens up. This was a Friendly match.
Played : February 7 Venue : Canberra Stadium
Australia
Lydia Williams, Kate McShea, Karla Reuter (Heather Garriock 45), Amber Neilson (Samantha Kerr 76), Joanne Peters (Elise Kellond-Knight 84), Lisa De Vanna, Kathryn Gill (Caitlin Munoz 59), Tameka Butt (Sarah Walsh 45), Lauren Colthorpe, Lana Harch (Collette Mccallum 45), Ellie Brush
Goal : McCallum 64
1 - 5 Italy
Chiara Marchitelli, Sara Gama, Roberta D'Adda, Alessia Tuttino, Elisabetta Tona, Viviana Schiavi, Melania Gabbiadini (Ilaria Mauro 89), Patrizia Panico (Silvia Fuselli 84), Tatiana Zorri, Pamela Conti (Marta Carissimi 74), Giulia Domenichetti
Goals : Gabbiadini 7, Panico 10, 58, 81, Conti 16
Referee : Sara Hodson
Attendance : 2916
Coaches : Tom Sermanni (Australia), Pietro Ghedin (Italy)
Australian squad Match Report by Nick Guoth