Dawber delighted with rampant display

Chelsie Dawber
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Chelsie Dawber was delighted after Adelaide United responded with a resounding 8-2 thrashing of Brisbane Roar at Moreton Dailey Stadium on Sunday.

The Reds went down 1-0 to Perth Glory last Thursday and produced a relentless display of attacking football to inflict the heaviest defeat in Brisbane Roar’s history.

Adelaide are now on 21 points, three ahead of fifth-placed Perth Glory.

“I don’t think I’ve played in an A-Leagues game where we’ve won 8-2,” Dawber told 10 Bold in a post-match interview.

“Definitely a great performance from the girls bouncing back after a 1-0 loss to Perth on Thursday, so we couldn’t have asked for much more.”

Dawber opened the scoring with a clinical finish for her eighth goal of the season after profiting from a goalkeeping mistake and later grabbed an assist.

“We knew that coming into the game it was going to be a tough battle,” she said.

“But we pushed through and didn’t stop and kept going and we deserved the win.”

The 22-year-old also praised Fiona Worts after becoming just the third Liberty A-League player to score five goals in a match.

It is the most goals ever scored in a game by a Reds player and the first hat-trick for the Club since Makenzy Doniak in November 2017.

“She didn’t stop scoring, she played really well, finished the goals nicely and well done to her,” Dawber said.

The strike partnership between Dawber and Worts has been sensational this campaign with the pair scoring a combined 17 goals between them.

Dawber believed they can keep their impressive form going.

“Yeah we’ve played well last season and this season and I think that form’s continuing and I think a lot more to come for the rest of the season,” she continued.

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