Heyman on the brink of history

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Overshadowed by a controversial own goal ruling against the Western Sydney Wanderers, Canberra United’s Michelle Heyman is now one goal away from equalling the all-time W-League goal scoring record.

Across multiple social media channels it had gone down not only as Heyman’s second hat-trick in five games, but the goal to make her one of the greats.

The United striker was clinical once more as she led her side to victory with a dominant display against the Wanderers. But even the slowed down replay of the third goal was unable to determine whether she had become a part of W-League history.

She is leading the goal scorers list for this season with six in the first five games and showing no signs of slowing down.

“Yeah it’s a nice feeling. I definitely just want to keep scoring more goals,” Heyman said.

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At 32 years-young, Heyman is proving she is well and truly back to her best. After the year away from the W-League she has built herself back into a goalscoring machine.

Although, out of all the things to be pleased about, it seemed that just getting on the scoreboard before the 85th minute was a win within itself.

After struggling to get a goal in before half time in each of their previous games, Heyman was pleased and relieved to be able to lock the game in earlier than usual.

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“It’s just nice to score in the first half. The one thing that I said to myself this morning was ‘please Michelle, just make sure we score at least one or two goals in the first half’ because we haven’t been able to do it this season.

“We need to be on the go from the get-go. And we said that as a group.”

The only question now is, when will she break this record? If this form of hers is something to go by, then it will not be long at all.

Feature image credit – Anthony Caffery

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Rory O'Connor
23 year old student at the University of Canberra studying Sports Media.

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