Matildas at Home: 50 for Dylan Holmes, while Sky Blues combine

The A-League Women's season is winding down but the football is heating up.

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Canberra started the week of action on a high with a 5-0 drubbing of the Western Sydney Wanderers. It was the Wanderers' second consecutive 5-0 defeat. 

For the team in green, their first three point haul of the season came off the back of a Michelle Heyman header, Chelsee Washington's strike, a Chloe Middleton chip, and a Margot Robbine double. 

The grand final rematch finally took place midweek with the points being shared between Sydney FC and Melbourne Victory. 

The Sky Blues looked as if they would continue their excellent form with Princess Ibini opening the scoring with a brilliant individual run and acute finish. 

Charlie Rule's cross in for Remy Siemsen to head home added a second. But for Sydney and Jada Whyman, their streak of clean sheets came to an end. 

Courtney Nevin's cross in from the left was pounced upon by Lia Privitelli before Catherine Zimmerman profited from the confusion of a corner in injury time to make it 2-2. 

Adelaide's quest for finals took another positive step forward with a 4-1 win over Wellington Phoenix. The match was delayed by a day due to a storm in Wollongong but once they took to the field the Reds were once again red hot. 

Chelsie Dawber started the scoring before Grace Jale pegged one back for the Nix. An unfortunate Wellington own goal gave Adelaide the lead before Dawber set up Fiona Worts for her 10th goal of the season. 

Not content with a goal and an assist, Dawber added another following a great through ball from Dylan Holmes. The Commonwealth Bank Matilda donned the armband in what was her 50th A-League Women's appearance. 

Kyra Cooney-Cross and Alex Chidiac tried to get Melbourne Victory into the game but the home side fell to Perth Glory 2-0 on Saturday afternoon. 

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In the second half, Perth Glory's subs did most of the damage with an own goal from a corner following mountains of Perth pressure and a Leena Khamis header making it two. 

It was another dramatic draw between the Wanderers and the Newcastle Jets. 

Western Sydney found some scoring form with Ashlie Crofts opening the tally to nab the Wanderers fourth goal of the season. American import Elizabeth Eddy brought the Jets back level through a penalty. 

The Wanderers once again took the lead, this time through 15-year-old defender Alexia Apostolakis but Newcastle wasn't done yet. 

Marie Dolvik's run and cross was left by Jemma House but Ash Brodigan was there to finish neatly and split the points. 

Finally, a huge top of the table clash saw Melbourne City reduce Sydney's lead at the top of the table to two points with a 2-1 victory. 

Kaitlyn Torpey was everywhere for the home side, first playing through Rhianna Pollicina for the opener before scoring the second herself. 

The visitors spent the entire second half attacking and were able to peg one back through Princess Ibini from the spot. Although the likes of Siemsen, Rule, Jess Nash, and Cortnee Vine were attacking, the league leaders simply couldn't find another goal. 

City's defence held up strongly with Emma Checker and Wini Heatley playing important roles. 

The win for City was marred by an injury to Holly McNamara

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