2008–09 Adelaide United W-League season

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Adelaide United FC
2008-09 season
Chairman Mel Patzwald
Manager Michael Barnett
W-League 8th

The Adelaide United W-League 2008-09 season was Adelaide United's inaugural W-League season.

Players[edit]

Squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Australia GK Emma Wirkus
2 Australia DF Renee Harrison
3 Australia DF Sarah Amorim
4 Australia DF Dianne Alagich
5 Australia MF Angela Fimmano
6 Australia DF Kristyn Swaffer
7 Australia FW Racheal Quigley
8 Australia FW Sandra Scalzi
9 Australia FW Stephanie Tokich
10 Australia FW Victoria Balomenos
No. Position Player
11 Australia MF Sharon Black
12 Australia MF Tanya Harrison
13 Australia MF Leah Robinson
14 Australia MF Donna Cockayne
15 Australia MF Lauren Chilvers
16 Australia DF Leanne Slater
17 Australia MF April Mann
20 Australia GK Sian Mclaren
30 Australia GK Kristi Harvey

Transfers[edit]

Ladies Team[edit]

Squad statistics[edit]

Last updated 29 December 2008

No. Pos. Name W-League Total Discipline
Apps Goals Apps Goals Yellow card.svg Red card.svg
1 GK Australia Emma Wirkus 4 0 4 0 0 0
2 DF Australia Renee Harrison 9 0 9 0 2 1
3 DF Australia Sarah Amorim 9 0 9 0 3 0
4 DF Australia Dianne Alagich 10 0 10 0 0 0
5 MF Australia Angela Fimmano 6 0 6 0 0 0
6 DF Australia Kristyn Swaffer 10 1 10 1 1 0
7 FW Australia Racheal Quigley 7 0 7 0 0 0
8 FW Australia Sandra Scalzi 8 4 8 4 1 0
9 FW Australia Stephanie Tokich 10 0 10 0 0 0
10 FW Australia Victoria Balomenos 8 2 8 2 4 0
11 MF Australia Sharon Black 9 3 9 3 1 0
12 MF Australia Tanya Harrison 9 0 9 0 1 0
13 MF Australia Leah Robinson 5 0 5 0 1 0
14 MF Australia Donna Cockayne 8 1 8 1 1 0
15 MF Australia Lauren Chilvers 8 0 8 0 2 0
16 DF Australia Leanne Slater 4 0 4 0 1 0
17 MF Australia April Mann 8 0 8 0 0 0
20 GK Australia Sian Mclaren 5 0 5 0 0 0
30 GK Australia Kristi Harvey 2 0 2 0 0 0

Regular season[edit]

Fixtures[edit]

Round Date Home Team Score Away Team Attendance Stadium
1 25 October 2008 Queensland Roar 4 - 1
AdelaideUnitedColours.png Black Goal 46'
Adelaide United - QSAC
2 31 October 2008 Adelaide United 3 - 2
AdelaideUnitedColours.png Scalzi Goal 11', Goal 46', Goal 50'
Newcastle Jets - Hindmarsh Stadium
3 9 November 2008 Adelaide United 3 - 2
AdelaideUnitedColours.png Black Goal 7'
SYDicon.png Gilbert Goal 30' (o.g.)
AdelaideUnitedColours.png Balomenos Goal 48'
Sydney FC - Hindmarsh Stadium
4 15 November 2008 Perth Glory 3 - 2
AdelaideUnitedColours.png Black Goal 90'
AdelaideUnitedColours.png Cockayne Goal 93'
Adelaide United - Members Equity Stadium
5 22 November 2008 Canberra United 0 - 0 Adelaide United - McKellar Park
6 29 November 2008 Adelaide United 0 - 3 Melbourne Victory - Hindmarsh Stadium
7 6 December 2008 Adelaide United 0 - 6 Central Coast Mariners - Hindmarsh Stadium
8 14 December 2008 Newcastle Jets 2 - 1
AdelaideUnitedColours.png Balomenos Goal 16'
Adelaide United - Wanderers Oval
9 19 December 2008 Adelaide United 1 - 3
AdelaideUnitedColours.png Scalzi Goal 92'
Perth Glory - Hindmarsh Stadium
10 27 December 2008 Sydney FC 3 - 2
AdelaideUnitedColours.png Balomenos Goal 53'
AdelaideUnitedColours.png Swaffer Goal 60'
Adelaide United - Parramatta Stadium

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Queensland Roar (C) 10 8 1 1 27 7 +20 25 Qualification to Finals series
2 Newcastle Jets 10 5 2 3 17 12 +5 17
3 Canberra United 10 4 4 2 14 10 +4 16
4 Sydney FC 10 4 2 4 15 12 +3 14
5 Melbourne Victory 10 4 0 6 13 13 0 12
6 Central Coast Mariners 10 4 0 6 15 20 −5 12
7 Perth Glory 10 3 2 5 14 24 −10 11
8 Adelaide United 10 2 1 7 11 28 −17 7
Updated to match(es) played on 28 December 2008. Source:
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion.


Leading scorers[edit]

Total Player Goals per Round
 1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9  10
3 Australia Sharon Black 1 1 1
3 Australia Victoria Balomenos 1 1 1
2 Australia Sandra Scalzi 1 1
1 Australia Donna Cockayne 1
1 Australia Kristyn Swaffer 1

See also[edit]