2008–09 Melbourne Victory W-League season

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Melbourne Victory FC
2008-09 season
Chairman Matt Shepherd
Manager Geoff Lord
W-League 5th (of 8)
Top goalscorer Marlies Oostdam - 2 goals
Sarah Groenewald - 2 goals
Brittany Timko - 2 goals

Melbourne Victory FC W-League

The 2008–09 season is the Melbourne Victory's first season of football (soccer) in Australia's new women's league, the W-League.

Season[edit]

Fixtures[edit]

Round 1[edit]


Round 2[edit]


Round 3[edit]


8 November 2008
16:00
Melbourne Victory 3 – 0 Perth Glory
Karp Goal 47' (pen.)
Hawkins Goal 75' (o.g.)
Bisby Goal 82'
Report

Round 4[edit]


15 November 2008
19:00
Melbourne Victory 0 – 1 Canberra United
Report McDonnell Goal 24'
Bob Jane Stadium
Attendance: 700
Referee: Casey Reibelt

Round 5[edit]


Round 6[edit]


Round 7[edit]


Round 8[edit]


Round 9[edit]


20 December 2008
18:00
Canberra United 3 – 2 Melbourne Victory
Brush Goal 35'
Mowbray Goal 83'
Chapman Goal 90+3'
Report Groenewald Goal 82'
Oostdam Goal 85'
McKellar Park
Attendance: 1,152
Referee: Lee Corey

Round 10[edit]


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.

Rules for classification:1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd goals scored.
# = Position; Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points.

Players[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 Melissa Barbieri
2 Australia MF Meghan Archer
3 New Zealand DF Marlies Oostdam
4 Australia MF Tal Karp (captain)
5 Australia DF Laura Alleway
6 Australia DF Maika Ruyter-Hooley
7 Australia MF Sarah Groenewald
8 England MF Louisa Bisby
9 New Zealand FW Rebecca Tegg
10 Australia MF Stephanie Tanti
No. Position Player
11 Canada FW Brittany Timko
12 Australia MF Sophie Hogben
13 Australia FW Deanna Niceski
14 Australia MF Selin Kuralay
15 Australia DF Daniela Digiammarco
16 Australia DF Bronwyn Nutley
17 Australia FW Alisha Foote
18 Australia MF Ursula Hughson
19 Australia MF Enza Barilla
20 Australia GK Nicole Paul

Leading scorers[edit]

The leading goal scores from the regular season.

Further information: Victory W-League Top scorers
Total Pos Player Goals per Round
 1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9  10
2 DF New Zealand Marlies Oostdam 1 1
2 MF Australia Sarah Groenewald 1 1
2 FW Canada Brittany Timko 1 1
1 FW New Zealand Rebecca Tegg 1
1 MF Australia Tal Karp 1
1 MF England Louisa Bisby 1
1 MF Australia Selin Kuralay 1
1 DF Australia Daniela Digiammarco 1
A goal was scored from a penalty kick

Milestones[edit]

First game = 2-0 win home V Central Coast Mariners
Largest win = 3-0 win home V Perth Glory & away V Adelaide United
Largest loss = 3-1 loss home V Brisbane Roar