Kerr scores against world champions Germany

Perth Glory Women striker Sam Kerr scored the only goal for the Westfield Matildas in their narrow 2-1 loss against reigning World Champions Germany in Wolfsburg.

Perth Glory Women striker Sam Kerr scored the only goal for the Westfield Matildas in their narrow 2-1 loss against reigning World Champions Germany in Wolfsburg.

Westfield Matildas vice-captain and Perth Glory Women midfielder Collette McCallum linked up with club teammate Kerr with a sublime pass; allowing the striker to delicately chip the German goalkeeper Ursula Holl and give her side the lead.

Germany soon responded through Inka Grings to leave the match level at the interval.

The match was later sealed with less than 20 minutes to play after German striker Martina Müller released a shot from short distance.

Westfield Matildas goalkeeper Melissa Barbieri was able to parry her first effort, but Müller made no mistake with her second chance.

Perth Glory Women and Westfield Matildas striker Katie Gill was impressed with the physicality of the world-s number one team.

"Germany are a very good team, definitely. They are really class,” said Gill.

“The football here is very different to Asian Football. They are more physical in Europe.

“You get a very different experience from these matches and we have to learn how to better adapt to these conditions over the next 9 months.”

ABC TV will broadcast the match on delayed telecast at 3.00pm AEDT Saturday, 30 October.

Perth Glory Women will host Canberra United in Round One of the Westfield W-League on November 7 at Inglewood-s 6PR Stadium, with kick-off at 3pm.

Come along to Perth Glory men's mid-week blockbuster against Melbourne Heart on Wednesday November 3 at nib Stadium (kick-off:7pm) for your chance to get a FREE ticket to Perth Glory women's second home match. Get in the gates early for your free pass!

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Germany v Westfield Matildas

Volkswagen-Arena, Wolfsburg Referee: Tanja SCHETT (Austria) Assistant Referees: Inka MÜLLER and Christina JAWOREK (both Germany) Crowd: 7,229

Germany 2 (Inka GRINGS 36', Martina MÜLLER 71') Australia 1 (Samantha KERR 28')

Germany line-up: Ursula HOLL (gk), Sandra BARTUSIAK, Babett PETER, Sonja FUSS (46' Verena FAISST), Lena GOESSLING, Simone LAUDEHR, Kim KULIG (46' Martina MÜLLER), Kerstin GAREFREKES (25' Célia OKOYINO DA MBABI), Fatmire BAJRAMAJ, Inka GRINGS (69' Dszenifer MAROSZÁN), Birgit PRINZ (69' Ariane HINGST)

Substitutes not used: Nadine ANGERER (gk), Josephine HENNING, Tabea KEMME, Melanie BEHRINGER, Anja MITTAG, Alexandra POPP

*Perth Glory Women players are highlighted in bold

Westfield Matildas line-up: Melissa BARBIERI (GK), Clare POLKINGHORNE (Caitlin MUNOZ 63'), Kim CARROLL, Lauren COLTHORPE (Teigen ALLEN 57'), Servet UZUNLAR, Collette MCCALLUM, Sally SHIPARD (Aivi LUIK 88'), Elise KELLOND-KNIGHT, Katie GILL (Leena KHAMIS 80'), Kyah SIMON, Samantha KERR