Matildas Central: Yallop goal, big stage for De Vanna

by Ben Somerford on Sep 30, 2019

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Tameka Yallop scored in Norway and Lisa De Vanna played in the UEFA Champions League while Steph Catley and Sam Kerr at playoffs bound in the NWSL.

Tameka Yallop got on the scoresheet in the Norwegian Toppserien as Klepp won 4-0 over FL Fart.

Elsewhere, Aivi Luik put in a full shift as Avaldsnes won 3-1 over Lyn.

Emily Gielnik made a 20-minute cameo off the bench as Bayern Munich won 4-0 over MSV Duisburg in Germany’s Frauen Bundesliga.

Lisa De Vanna didn’t have a weekend match but was in action in the UEFA Champions League in midweek with a full shift away to Joe Montemurro’s Arsenal in a 2-0 loss for Fiorentina.

Jacynta Galabadaarachchi came on as a 60th minute substitute in West Ham’s 2-0 loss at Tottenham in the English Women’s Super League.

Alex Chidiac was absent as Atletico Madrid defeated Logrono 2-0 in the Spanish Feminina Division.

Meanwhile as the USA National Women’s Soccer League heads towards the playoffs, Steph Catley played her part as Reign FC claimed a 2-0 win over Portland Thorns to boost their top four hopes.

Catley put in a full shift while Lydia Williams was an unused sub as Reign firmed up their grip on fourth spot.

The result continued the shaky run for third-placed Portland, who have three Aussies on their books and have lost three of their past four.

Ellie Carpenter played a full game, Caitlin Foord started and played 70 minutes while Hayley Raso started and played 78 minutes.

Elsewhere, Sam Kerr put in a full shift as second-placed Chicago Red Stars won 2-1 over Utah Royals. Mackenzie Arnold was an unused sub.

Chloe Logarzo played the second half as Washington Spirit beat leaders North Carolina Courage 2-1, with Amy Harrison an unused sub.

Alanna Kennedy put in a full shift as bottom-placed Orlando Pride drew 1-1 at Sky Blue.