Heyman makes history to become W-League’s new top scorer alongside Kerr

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She has done it. Canberra United’s Michelle Heyman has become the equal highest goal scorer in the W-League’s history, along side Sam Kerr. After the 4-1 thumping of Brisbane Roar, Heyman is one goal away from making the record her very own.

For a brief moment in January she had the record sealed and confirmed. Before it was officially ruled an own-goal, and the countdown for her next chance began.

She missed chances in all three of her previous matches to equalise with Kerr.

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Heyman finally found the equaliser and  can release the pressure on her shoulders.

“I just feel happy to finally be like ‘it’s done’ and now I can go out and have more fun,” she said.

Despite their performances over the last month, United have struggled on the road. With no wins since their previous home game at the end of January, the win in front of their home crowd could not have come at a better time.

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“I love this field, I love Viking Park, I love the support that we have in Canberra. It just makes you feel at home, as weird as that sounds,” Heyman said.

“It’s just so nice to play here and we are always pumped for these games.”

United’s coach Vicki Linton had nothing but praise for the W-League veteran as she acknowledged the impact Heyman had on the club this season.

“She’s great getting on the ball and being able to set things up. Her movement off the ball is fantastic,” Linton said.

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“And she just brings an experience to the group. Not just on the field but even around training. She brings this experience and passes her knowledge on to the girls. She is very open with that and it’s just been fantastic to have her.”

Even with the chance to take out the record on her own, both Linton and Heyman knew it was meant for another day.

“She thanked me when I brought her off. I wasn’t sure how she was going to take it,” Linton said.

“She was happy to come off, the job was done.”

Feature image credit: Canberra United

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

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