Sydney FC may have narrowly missed out on the W-League premiership but will head into the finals full of confidence after thrashing Western Sydney 4-1 at Seymour Shaw Park on Sunday.
A crowd of 2,519 jammed into the Miranda ground, Sydney FC’s largest ever home crowd for a standalone W-League game.
First half goals to Chloe Logarzo, Caitlin Foord and Caitlin Cooper gave the Sky Blues a 3-0 lead at the break before Remy Siemsen secured the result one minute into the second half.
Maruschka Waldus scored a late consolation for the Wanderers.
Sydney FC coach Ante Juric was happy with what he described as a solid performance.
“The last couple of weeks we’ve grinded out results a little bit but I thought today we were more football orientated in the way we played,” he said.
“It’s good we were making goal-scoring chances and I hope in the finals series we capitalise on that more. We don’t talk about our undefeated run, I just talk about effort and doing all the things that have brought our success and now we need to do that again next week.
“The mood is really good. They’re confident, they’ve got belief and they’re not arrogant. We’ve got world class players but so do the other teams. The finals series is going to be tough but I’d back us if we play at our best.”
The result secured second place for Sydney FC, with the Sky Blues to play Newcastle in their semi-final at Leichhardt Oval on Saturday.
Kick-off is at 4.45pm.
Premiers Brisbane host Melbourne City on Sunday.