Remy Siemsen breaks scoring drought on field she grew up on

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Remy Siemsen was the hometown hero in Sydney FC’s 2-0 win over the Newcastle Jets at Cromer Park on Sunday night.

The Manly United junior produced a moment of magic in the second half – scoring a sumptuous chip to seal a fourth straight win for Sydney in the W-League.

The goal had extra significance for Siemsen. The centre forward had not scored in nine games. She was ecstatic to break her goalless streak at her local ground – where she plays for Manly in the National Premier League.

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“It was so good, you could see in my celebration how excited I was just to get the goal… to get one on the ground I’ve grown up on was super special,” she said.

“I have grown up on this field since I was 12, or even when I was nine, I played on Cromer field one.”

The official attendance for the game at Cromer Park was 1,329 – and you could feel the local support for Siemsen from the stands.

Every attacking moment she had was met with active support from the crowd, and her goal sent the Sydney faithful into raptures.

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“Out of the thousands of people here, my friends and family covered a lot of it, so it was nice to see some familiar faces and the atmosphere at Cromer Park is second to none,” she said.

Siemsen won the W-League golden boot last year. She is hoping that this goal will bring about a purple patch and she can return to scoring regular goals.

“I kept calm – hopefully now the flood gates will open.”

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Head coach Ante Juric was pleased with Siemsen’s performance. He stated that a heart-to-heart chat was had following her barren run in front of goals, and he never lost faith in his young star.

“We’ve had a bit of a chat just for her to relax, so for her to score, I was super happy – it was probably her best game anyway outside of the goal.

She deserves it… hopefully she scores a few more now regularly.”

Sydney is now top of the table with a perfect record of four wins from four games to start the season. If this is indeed the start of a hot run of form for Siemsen, Sydney FC will be hard to catch this season.

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Adam Sheldon
Full time football addict. Passionate about any sport with balls. Covering Sydney FC A-League and W-League teams for the upcoming season.
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