Melbourne City’s W-League stars left it late when they defeated Canberra with a 94th-minute Emily van Egmond penalty in round two, but coach Rado Vidosic couldn’t be happier.
City have got four points from their two games – both on the road after opening their campaign with a 1-1 draw in Newcastle – and will be optimistic they can keep their good run going when they host second-bottom Adelaide United on Saturday.
It is a home game, but it won’t feel quite that way as this is a match City is taking to the regional Victorian centre of Shepparton. As Vidosic joked, it will be a longer bus journey than the one they had in Canberra when they got off their flight last weekend.
But that won’t dampen either his or his players’ spirits.
”I am thrilled, last season first two games we had zero points. We are four points better than last year, and we are now getting players physically in better shape.