Matildas at Home: Sydney streak ahead at the top of the table

Three fixtures were unfortunately postponed in the A-League Women's but that didn't stop Sydney FC from extending their lead at the top of the table. 

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Of the three fixtures which remained, a lot of attention was placed on first taking on second with Sydney hosting Melbourne City. 

While it was a cagey affair to begin with, Paige Satchell broke the deadlock with her first goal for the Sky Blues. Rachel Lowe nabbed a double to put the result beyond doubt. 

The result saw Jada Whyman equal Lydia Williams' record of seven consecutive clean sheets. It almost didn't happen though with Emma Checker finding the back of the net, but the goal was disallowed. 

Charlie Rule ran out a full game at right back while Jess Nash came on for the final 10 minutes. 

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The win sees Sydney now seven points clear at the top and still unbeaten; City remain in second. 

Meanwhile Adelaide United is pushing for third place on the table with a 1-0 win over Wellington Phoenix helping their cause. 

In hot conditions, both sides created chances as the game was played at a slower tempo due to the heat. 

It took one well-worked move from the Reds to ultimately secure all three points. 

Dylan Holmes got things started playing a ball through to Fiona Worts. Her lay-off out to Isabel Hodgson on the right turned into a beautiful cross into the box.

Unfortunately, Zoe McMeeken was credited with the final touch making it an own goal. 

The round's final game saw Perth Glory defeat the Western Sydney Wanderers 1-0. Deborah-Anne De la Harpe's stunning free-kick was what separated the sides. 

Bryleeh Henry attempted to help her side back into the contest but neither she nor her team mates were able to create any chances. 

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