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Free-scoring City extend W-League gap

  • Free-scoring City extend W-League gap

Two goals apiece for Kim Little and Larissa Crummer have helped Melbourne City to a 4-0 win over Brisbane Roar as the runaway leaders extended their margin at the top of the W-League to ten points.

City were in control of the contest from the outset despite missing their most influential players Lisa De Vanna (suspension) and Jess Fishlock (international duty for Wales).

Brisbane's American goalkeeper Haley Kopmeyer also kept her side in contention with a string of good saves.

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However, the Roar were reduced to ten soon after the break with defender Ruth Blackburn sent off for an elbow on Little, and the Scotland international exacted immediate revenge scoring twice within seven minutes.

Crummer sealed the deal later with another two goals in quick succession, including a spectacular long-range effort which took her season tally to eight goals in six matches.

City now have six wins from as many starts in their first season in the competition.

Stumbling champions Canberra United brought a three-match winless streak to an end thanks to a last-gasp 1-0 win over Sydney FC.

Sydney had marginally the better of a tight contest at home, with striker Jasmyne Spencer coming close on several occasions.

Just as the points seemed set to be shared Nicole Begg popped up at the far post to push the ball home after Michelle Heyman did the groundwork.

Adelaide United maintained their hold on second despite being denied victory in the dying moments of their match against Newcastle Jets.

Jets forward Tara Andrews scored in the final minute to earn Newcastle Jets a share of the spoils after Tiarn Powell had opened the scoring on the hour mark.

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