2009 W-League (Australia)

The 2009 W-League season was the second season of the W-League, the Australian national women's football (soccer) competition. The season was played over 10 rounds followed by a finals series. Sydney FC were both the champions and premiers after finishing the regular season at the top of the table and defeating Brisbane Roar 3–2 in the grand final.

W-League 2009
LeagueW-League
SportWomen's association football
Duration2009
Number of teams8
TV partner(s)ABC1
W-League season
ChampionsSydney FC
PremiersSydney FC
Top scorerMichelle Heyman (11)
W-League seasons

ClubsEdit

W-League teams for the 2009 season:

Team City Years in competition
  Adelaide United   Adelaide, SA 2008–09 – present
  Brisbane Roar   Brisbane, Qld 2008–09 – present
  Canberra United   Canberra, ACT 2008–09 – present
  Central Coast Mariners   Gosford, NSW 2008–09 – 2009
  Melbourne Victory   Melbourne, Vic 2008–09 – present
  Newcastle Jets   Newcastle, NSW 2008–09 – present
  Perth Glory   Perth, WA 2008–09 – present
  Sydney FC   Sydney, NSW 2008–09 – present

Regular seasonEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Sydney FC (C) 10 7 2 1 25 10 +15 23 Qualification to Finals series
2 Central Coast Mariners 10 7 1 2 24 7 +17 22
3 Brisbane Roar 10 6 3 1 24 7 +17 21
4 Canberra United 10 4 2 4 17 12 +5 14
5 Melbourne Victory 10 4 2 4 9 10 −1 14
6 Perth Glory 10 4 1 5 11 22 −11 13
7 Adelaide United 10 0 3 7 7 31 −24 3
8 Newcastle Jets 10 0 2 8 7 25 −18 2
Source: au.soccerway.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion.

Home and away seasonEdit

The 2009 W-League season was played over 10 rounds, followed by a finals series involving the four highest placed teams, starting in October and completing in December 2009.[1]

Round 1Edit


Brisbane Roar3–0Canberra United
Beutel   32'68'
Butt   63'
Report
Summary
Attendance: 1,174
Referee: Sara Hodson



Round 2Edit



Canberra United1–2Sydney FC
Brush   89' Report
Summary
Walsh   19'
Paaske   83'


Round 3Edit



Newcastle Jets0–1Sydney FC
Report
Summary
Khamis   5'

Perth Glory2–2Canberra United
McCallum   6' (pen.)
Tabain   8'
Report
Summary
Tseng   61'
A. Sykes   82'

Round 4Edit


Note (1): Jacqui Melksham was substituted off with the fourth official Airlie Keen, due to aggravating an ankle injury.


Newcastle Jets1–5Central Coast Mariners
Andrews   87' Report
Summary
Vandenbergh   5'
Heyman   21'25'
Fletcher   64' (pen.)
Camilleri   82'
Attendance: 750

Canberra United2–0Melbourne Victory
Tseng Shu-o   27'49' Report
Summary
Attendance: 856
Referee: Sarah Hodson

Round 5Edit


Melbourne Victory2–1Newcastle Jets
Gorry   45'
Niceski   90+1'
Report
Summary
Cartwright   62'

Brisbane Roar6–0Perth Glory
Harch   8'54'
Beaumont   21'80'
Beutel   20'
McDonnell   90+1'
Report
Summary


Sydney FC6–0Adelaide United
Clifford   5'
Walsh   22'29'
Khamis   59'
Carney   73'
Cannuli   83'
Report
Summary

Round 6Edit



Newcastle Jets3–3Adelaide United
Smith   19'
Crawford   61'
Cartwright   79'
Report
Summary
Boaler   25'
Quigley   45'67' (pen.)


Round 7Edit


Adelaide United0–6Central Coast Mariners
Report
Summary
Heyman   22'40'59'
Connor   45'
Fletcher   51'
Vandenbergh   73'


Canberra United4–0Perth Glory
A. Sykes   41'
Brush   52'
Raymond   77'
Gibbons   90+2' (o.g.)
Report
Summary

Round 8Edit


Sydney FC5–2Perth Glory
Rydahl   12' (pen.)
Khamis   14'20'
Paaske   39'
Walsh   84'
Report
Summary
Kerr   7'
De Vanna   63'



Round 9Edit




Adelaide United2–6Sydney FC
Quigley   82'90+2' Report
Summary
Walsh   8'
Garriock   10'74'
Khamis   26'
Whitfield   90+1'
Simon   90+3'

Perth Glory2–1Brisbane Roar
Gill   18'63' Report
Summary
Beutel   11'

Round 10Edit



Newcastle Jets0–6Brisbane Roar
Report
Summary
Polkinghorne   2'
Butt   19'26'66'
J. Burgess   81'
Harch   90'


Leading scorersEdit

Total Player Team Goals per Round
 1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9  10
11   Michelle Heyman Central Coast Mariners 2 2 1 3 2 1
7   Leena Khamis Sydney FC 1 1 1 2 1 1
6   Sarah Walsh Sydney FC 1 1 2 1 1
5   Racheal Quigley Adelaide United 2 1 2
  Tameka Butt Brisbane Roar 1 1 3
4   Lydia Vandenbergh Central Coast Mariners 1 1 1 1
  Kendall Fletcher Central Coast Mariners 1 1 1 1
  Courtney Beutel Brisbane Roar 2 1 1
  Tseng Shu-o Canberra United 1 2 1
  Ellie Brush Canberra United 1 1 1 1
A goal was scored from a penalty kick

Finals seriesEdit

BracketEdit

Semi Finals Grand Final
      
1 Sydney FC 3
4 Canberra United 0
1 Sydney FC 3
3 Brisbane Roar 2
2 Central Coast Mariners 0
3 Brisbane Roar 1

Semi-finalEdit

Sydney FC3–0Canberra United
Walsh   45'
Khamis   61'
Garriock   84'
Report
Summary

FinalEdit


Sydney FC3–2Brisbane Roar
O'Neill   66'
Walsh   73'
Rydahl   78'
Summary Harch   15'
Butt   90+3' (pen.)
Attendance: 1,439
Referee: Kate Jacewicz

AwardsEdit

RefereesEdit

The W-League features Women Referees and Assistant Referees from Australia. Referees include:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Westfield W-League – 2009 Season Draw" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 November 2010.  (43.4 KiB) Football Federation Australia, 31 July 2009. Retrieved 8 August 2009.