2008–09 W-League

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W-League 2008–09
League W-League
Sport Women's association football
Duration 2008–2009
Number of teams 8
TV partner(s) ABC1 (1 game + highlights)
W-League season
Champions Queensland Roar
Premiers Queensland Roar
Top scorer Leena Khamis (7)
W-League seasons
2009 →

The 2008–09 W-League season was the first 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.[1] Queensland Roar were crowned as Champions for winning the home-and-away season and also Premiers after defeating Canberra United 2–0 in the final.

Regular season[edit]

League table[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.


Round 1[edit]


25 October 2008
13:00
Perth Glory 0–4 Sydney FC
Report Khamis Goal 6' Goal 8'
Small Goal 39'
Garriock Goal 61'



26 October 2008
13:30
Newcastle Jets 2–1 Canberra United
Gill Goal 24' Goal 82' Report McDonnell Goal 2'
Wanderers Oval
Attendance: 1,100
Referee: Jacqui Melksham

Round 2[edit]


31 October 2008
16:45
Adelaide United 3–2 Newcastle Jets
Scalzi Goal 11' Goal 46' Goal 50' Report Day Goal 38'
Salisbury Goal 89'

1 November 2008
15:00
Queensland Roar 0–1 Canberra United
Report Mowbray Goal 16'
Perry Park
Attendance: 610
Referee: Pru Donohoe


1 November 2008
18:00
Central Coast Mariners 3–1 Perth Glory
Camilleri Goal 69'
Rollason Goal 83' Goal 91' (pen.)
Report May Goal 85'
Parramatta Stadium
Attendance: 832
Referee: Amelia Morris

Round 3[edit]



8 November 2008
19:00
Newcastle Jets 0–2 Queensland Roar
Report Beutel Goal 14'
Colthorpe Goal 84'
Oakes Oval
Attendance: 1,140
Referee: Casey Reibelt


9 November 2008
17:00
Canberra United 1–2 Central Coast Mariners
Brush Goal 51' (pen.) Report Simon Goal 46', Goal 73'
McKellar Park
Attendance: 1,637
Referee: Jacqui Melksham

Round 4[edit]


15 November 2008
16:00
Sydney FC 1–1 Newcastle Jets
Khamis Goal 48' Report Gill Goal 68'

15 November 2008
16:00
Perth Glory 3–2 Adelaide United
McCallum Goal 25'
De Vanna Goal 41'
Alagich Goal 56' (o.g.)
Report Black Goal 90'
Balomenos Goal 90+3'


Round 5[edit]


22 November 2008
16:00
Canberra United 0–0 Adelaide United
Report
McKellar Park
Attendance: 804
Referee: Casey Reibelt


22 November 2008
18:00
Sydney FC 2–0 Central Coast Mariners
Khamis Goal 23'
Gilbert Goal 38'
Report
Campbelltown Stadium
Attendance: 652
Referee: Prue Donohoe

23 November 2008
15:00
Newcastle Jets 4–1 Perth Glory
Pearce Goal 17'
Gill Goal 24'
Jones Goal 27'
Amber Neilson Goal 76'
Report Tabain Goal 6'

Round 6[edit]



29 November 2008
15:00
Queensland Roar 3–0 Sydney FC
Reuter Goal 12'
Ferguson Goal 30'
Beutel Goal 63'
Report
Ballymore Stadium
Attendance: 580
Referee: Sara Hodson

29 November 2008
18:00
Central Coast Mariners 2–4 Newcastle Jets
Rollason Goal 65'
Simon Goal 90+1'
Report Jones Goal 34'
van Egmond Goal 44', Goal 46'
Peters Goal 77'
Campbelltown Stadium
Attendance: 211
Referee: Kirralee Gardener

30 November 2008
16:00
Perth Glory 2–2 Canberra United
D'Ovidio Goal 33'
de Vanna Goal 54'
Report Munoz Goal 81'
Sykes Goal 89'
Members Equity Stadium
Attendance: 479
Referee: Lee Corey

Round 7[edit]


6 December 2008
15:30
Adelaide United 0–6 Central Coast Mariners
Report Camilleri Goal 34', Goal 58'
Kingsley Goal 50', Goal 60'
Simon Goal 62', Goal 83'

6 December 2008
18:00
Canberra United 1–1 Sydney FC
Munoz Goal 37' Report Marsh Goal 43' (Pen)
McKellar Park
Attendance: 840
Referee: Prue Donohoe


7 December 2008
16:00
Perth Glory 3–5 Queensland Roar
Kerr Goal 7'
De Vanna Goal 40'
Tabain Goal 45'
Report Colthorpe Goal 2'
Harch Goal 49'
Kellond-Knight Goal 57'
Latham Goal 89'
Beutel Goal 90+3'

Round 8[edit]



13 December 2008
16:00
Sydney FC 0–1 Perth Glory
Report Tabain Goal 64'
Parramatta Stadium
Attendance: 300
Referee: Sara Hodson


Round 9[edit]


19 December 2008
19:30
Adelaide United 1–3 Perth Glory
Scalzi Goal 90+2' Report Tabain Goal 52'
McCallum Goal 71'
D'Ovidio Goal 86'

20 December 2008
16:00
Newcastle Jets 2–0 Sydney FC
Gill Goal 21', Goal 28' Report
Campbelltown Stadium
Attendance: 300
Referee: Jacqui Melksham


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]



27 December 2008
18:00
Sydney FC 3–2 Adelaide United
Khamis Goal 4'
Ledbrook Goal 6'
Burgess Goal 28'
Report Balomenos Goal 52'
Swaffer Goal 59'
Parramatta Stadium
Attendance: 795
Referee: Casey Reibelt

27 December 2008
18:00
Canberra United 1–1 Queensland Roar
Munoz Goal 66' Report Popovic Goal 87'
McKellar Park
Attendance: 712
Referee: Jacqui Melksham

28 December 2008
16:00
Perth Glory 0–0 Newcastle Jets
Report
Members Equity Stadium
Attendance: 693
Referee: Lee Corey

Finals Series[edit]

Bracket[edit]

Semi Finals Grand Final
           
1 Queensland Roar 1 (5)
4 Sydney FC 1 (4)
1 Queensland Roar 2
3 Canberra United 0
2 Newcastle Jets 0
3 Canberra United 1

Semi-Final[edit]

10 January 2009
16:00
Newcastle Jets 0–1 Canberra United
Report Mowbray Goal 26'
EnergyAustralia Stadium
Attendance: 2,889
Referee: Sara Hodson

Final[edit]


17 January 2009
16:00
Queensland Roar 2–0 Canberra United
Harch Goal 6'
Butt Goal 23'
Report
Ballymore Stadium
Attendance: 4,554
Referee: Kate Jacewicz

Leading scorers[edit]

Further information: W-League Top scorers
Total Player Team Goals per Round
 1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9  10
7 Australia Leena Khamis Sydney FC 2 1 1 1 1 1
6 Australia Courtney Beutel Queensland Roar 1 1 1 1 1 1
6 Australia Katie Gill Newcastle Jets 2 1 1 2
5 Australia Lana Harch Queensland Roar 2 1 1 1
5 Australia Kyah Simon Central Coast Mariners 2 1 2
4 Australia Lauren Colthorpe Queensland Roar 1 1 1 1
4 Australia Caitlin Munoz Canberra United 1 1 1 1
4 Australia Sandra Scalzi Adelaide United 3 1
4 Australia Marianna Tabain Perth Glory 1 1 1 1
As of the end of the regular season
A goal was scored from a penalty kick

Awards[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Westfield W-League draw released". A-League. 6 October 2008.