The opening round of the Australian W-League featured 3 Ashburton WPL players on the pitch. Briar Palmer made her debut for Melbourne Victory against Perth Glory while Melina Ayres also made her debut for the cross town rival Melbourne City against Sydney FC.
Ayres tallied a goal in her first game (more accurately in her first 7 minutes!) in a dominating 6-0 performance while and Laura Spiranovic scored Victory's only goal in their loss to Perth.
Melissa Maizels and Emma Checker's Canberra United fell in a close contest against Brisbane Roar in a game that was televised nationally on Fox Sports and ABC.
Victory and City square off this weekend in the first ever W-League Melbourne Derby (also to be televised). Get down to AAMI park at 2pm on Sunday to cheer on both teams!