The Westfield Matildas will depart for the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015™ on the back of a clinical 11-0 trouncing of Vietnam in front of 4,277 jubilant fans at Kogarah's Jubilee Oval tonight.
In their farewell match on home soil before jetting off to Canada on Saturday, the Westfield Matildas came out in a ruthless mood as they piled on seven goals in the first 21 minutes.
Chief destroyer Michelle Heyman completed her hat trick in the 31st minute to make it 8-0 and such was the flurry and regularity of the scoring the only thing that seemed to stem the Matildas' momentum was a deluge ten minutes before half time.
Captain Lisa De Vanna, in her 99th international, and livewire Samantha Kerr both finished with a brace while Katrina Gorry, Laura Alleway, Emily van Egmond and Caitlin Foord also found the back of the net.
Vietnam goalkeeper Dang Kieu Trinh struggled in the slippery conditions but that is not to take anything away from a Westfield Matildas team with bigger scalps in their sights.
Kerr capped off a stellar performance with a goal out of the top drawer early in the second half, the interplay across the field signs of a team playing with a confidence and belief that they will be ready when they face a far more formidable opponent in the form of the USA in their opening World Cup match on 8 June.
Another plus from the hit out was it provided more valuable game time for number one goalkeeper Lydia Williams, who looks fully recovered from her lengthy rehabilitation from a knee injury.
Head Coach Alen Stajcic continues to focus on the process and the performance over the result as the priority, and while pleased to see the team's clinical finishing, knows the bar will need to rise even more.
"The first 25 minutes was very good and very clinical, something we haven't been in the past so that was really good to see that in a match," said Stajcic.
"Considering we played this team 12 months ago and only beat them 2-0, I think it shows how far we've come and certainly we lost a bit of shape and structure after that seventh goal which I guess happens, but I was more concerned with the processes rather than the result at the end of the day.
"There was a lot of good stuff but for us to be a world class team we need to be consistent throughout 90 minutes and I thought we waned a little bit as the second half wore on.
Even though the goalkeeper let in a couple, for us to prey on their errors, and to see stuff that we talk about executed in a game was really pleasing.
"It is a confidence booster but there's still a long way to go to be competitive against America and the world class teams."
After scoring her first hat trick in the green and gold, Heyman was delighted to see the hard work she has been putting in at training paying off.
"It's always nice to finish the chances that I create and a few of them were just tap ins but that's one thing I've been working on is just trying to follow up and make sure I'm always in the box and in the right place at the right time, so I was pretty happy with my execution today," said Heyman.
"It was a great feeling to have a home match in front of our families, friends and fans, and just to see the support we have here in Australia is a great feeling."
The Westfield Matildas will depart for Canada on Saturday morning for a pre tournament camp in Vancouver before opening their FIFA Women's World Cup campaign against the second ranked country in the world, USA.
There will be a media opportunity at the international airport prior to the squad's departure. Details will be provided tomorrow afternoon.