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Young Matildas top Group A with perfect record: Play in grand final Friday May 8

May 08, 2015 By: Penny Category: WA on the world stage

Young Matildas top Group A with perfect record

Australia finished off their group matches with a convincing 7-0 victory over Indonesia at Thong Nhat Stadium in Vietnam.

First half goals from Jordan Baker, Princess Ibini, Emily Condon and Alex Chidiac set up the Young Matildas before Olivia Price and Condon scored in the second half to claim a comfortable win.

Ante Juric made four changes from the side that inched past Laos 1-0 and this time it was a more ruthless outfit that put away Indonesia.

On top from the opening whistle, Australia were soon on the scoreboard when Baker followed up good wing play with a half volley from 10 yards out for the opener.

Indonesia then sat deep and, despite Australia’s crisp passing and good delivery, they were unable to breach the defence until the 26th minute.

After more clean play, Ibini-Isei picked up the loose ball in the penalty area and slammed the ball into the roof of the net from 6 yards out.

Three minutes later Australia in behind the Indonesian goal once again.

Chidiac was the instigator with a nice run down the left before producing a strike. The Indonesian goalkeeper parried the ball into the path of a waiting Baker who made no mistake.

Two minutes later Condon got in on the action as she again placed a loose ball into the back of the net.

The star of the first half, Chidiac finally was rewarded for her good work with a goal and it was all off her boot.

25 yards out, the midfielder unleashed a rocket to put an exclamation mark on Australia’s first half performance.

The Young Matildas started slower in the second half but Price woke them up with a scorching effort in the 56th from 18 yards out into the top left corner.

On the hour Condon had her second after meeting back post cross with a neat volley.

Price looked to have joined the brace club in the 78th after a neat one-two saw her in on goal and firing home, only to see the offside flag raised on a close decision.

Australia played out the final minutes to top Group A thanks to a clean 3 from 3 record and now await their semi final opponent from tomorrow’s matches.

Australia will play their semi final on Friday, 8 May with kick off at 7pm (AET).

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Match Details

Australia       7 (Baker 9’/29’, Ibini 26’, Condon 32’/60’, Chidiac 42’, Price 56’)

Indonesia      0

5 May 2015

Kick off: 9.30pm (AEST)

Thong Nhat Stadium

Australia line up: 18. Gabrielle Dal Busco, 2. Monique Iannella (5. Angela Beard 66′), 13. Brooke Goodrich, 14. Chloe O’Brien, 12. Annabel Martin, 16. Julia De Angelis, 17. Olivia Price, 10. Alex Chidiac (22. Kally Lewis 45′), 20, Princess Ibini-Isei (19. Panagiota Petratos 45′), 23. Emily Condon, 9. Jordan Baker

Young Matildas’ Squad

Jordan BAKER (Western Sydney Wanderers), Angela BEARD (Brisbane Roar), Ellie CARPENTER (FNSW), Emma CHECKER (Melbourne Victory), Alex CHIDIAC (Adelaide United), Emily CONDON (Adelaide United), Gabrielle DAL BUSCO (Perth Glory), Julia DE ANGELIS (Canberra United), Kobie FERGUSON (NNSW), Sunny FRANCO (Brisbane Roar), Beattie GOAD (Melbourne Victory), Brooke GOODRICH (Brisbane Roar), Amy HARRISON (Sydney FC), Monique IANELLA (Adelaide United), Princess IBINI (FNSW), Kally LEWIS (NNSW), Annabel MARTIN (VIC), Teagan MICAH (Brisbane Roar), Chloe O’BRIEN (Western Sydney Wanderers), Panagiota PETRATOS (FNSW), Olivia PRICE (Sydney FC), Natalie TOBIN (Sydney FC)

Young Matildas’ Results

Thailand 0  –  3 Australia (Harrison 53’(p), Goad 77’, Checker 83’)

Australia 1 (Ferguson 59′) – Laos 0

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