Heyman marks 100th appearance with ‘trademark’ goal

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Michelle Heyman notched up her 100th cap for Canberra and grabbed a goal in the process as United edged out Western Sydney Wanderers on Sunday.

Popping up in the box after Ellie Carpenter lost the ball and bundling home past the Jada Mathyssen-Whyford to open the scoring, Heyman made her mark in classic style.

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“I’m very happy with that,” said Heyman.

“We didn’t play the way we wanted to in the first half but to get two goals within a minute was amazing today.

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“We definitely tried to go too direct in the first half but as soon as we got that first goal we were filled with belief and that gave us the boost we needed.”

Heyman’s 5th goal of the season adds to an impressive tally of 62 career goals for United.

“I just try to make my mark every time and as a forward I should be scoring every game so it’s important to me that I get consistent goals for the club.”

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Heyman also relished the opportunity to face former teammate and United captain Ellie Brush on return her former club of nine years.

“It was fun to get out there and play against Ellie for the first time.

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It’s difficult having a teammate who knows you so well but it was fun to go up against her.”

Canberra coach Heather Garriock was happy to see Heyman bag a goal on such a big occasion and attributed recent form to a busy end to 2017.

“It was great to see her get that goal, it was a trademark finish and I think it reminded everyone just how determined she is to score week in week out,” said Garriock.

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“All of our training over that three week break has payed off, we’re seeing a completely different side out there and we’re gaining some much needed momentum.”

The girls in green will hope to continue their run of form as they prepare to embark on a lengthy journey to Western Australia to face Perth Glory in what will be a tough battle as finals football approaches.

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Mitchell Keenan
Mitchell Keenan
Recent Sports Media graduate from the University of Canberra. Love all things football and can't wait to be part of the growth of the game in Australia. Waiting for the day the FFA come to their senses and hand us an A-League team... but could be waiting a while.

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