United’s winless run continues at the hands of ruthless Sky Blues

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Canberra United’s horror run of form continued as they lost by four goals to nil at the hands of a dominant Sydney FC side.

Two goals in either half saw the sky blues leave the capital with three points and leaves United without a win at home since round one.

It was an even start to the game as both sides went on the offensive early on. The home side would create the first proper chance of the game as Simone Charley played an acute pass to Ashlie Crofts who blasted the ball into the side of the goal.

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Not long after and Charley again turned provider, this time for Leena Khamis but the forward was unable to get on the end of a well-placed cross.

Sydney would create their own chances, as Chloe Logarzo shot from the edge of the box but saw her effort sail just wide of the upright. It would be the visitors to take the lead however, as Remy Siemsen got on the end of a Teresa Polias free kick and headed home past Sham Khamis.

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The home side immediately went looking for an equaliser. Some neat passing saw the ball end up with Elise Thorsnes who hit a powerful shot from the edge of the box that was tipped wide by Audrey Bledsoe.

Despite their best efforts in looking for an equaliser, it was the visitors who would double their lead through Veronica Latsko. Receiving a pass from the left, Latsko hit the ball from the edge of the box straight into the bottom corner past an outstretched Khamis.

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Sydney dominated possession for the remainder of the half, taking control of proceedings. Khamis did have the chance to pull one back for her side as an awkward header from Alanna Kennedy put Bledsoe under pressure.

Fortunately for Kennedy, Khamis was deemed to have fouled the keeper and Sydney Would head into the break with their two-goal lead intact.

Sydney continued their dominance at the start of the second half, scoring an early goal. Following a corner, Caitlin Foord chipped the ball in towards Logarzo who managed to sneak it past Khamis as the near post.

While Sydney had control of the game, United would still be creating their own chances Simone Charley causing plenty of problems down the right flank.

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The game started to open up late on as United looked for a consolation goal but were unable to break through solid defensive structure led by Kennedy.

With under 10 minutes to go in the game, the visitors extended their lead out to four. Receiving the ball from out wide, Sophia Huerta hit the ball from the edge of the box and into the back of the net, sealing a dominant win for the Sky Blues.

The loss sees United without a win since round six. They face Melbourne Victory away on the 26th with the hope of resurrecting their season.

Feature Image Credit: Canberra United

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Declan Smith
Current Sports Media student at University of Canberra. Average footballer