Dawber discusses impressive scoring form

Chelsie Dawber

With six goals in eight games this Liberty A-League Women season, Chelsie Dawber has never been in more prolific form at this level.

The 22-year-old added to her tally with a clinical brace against Western Sydney Wanderers last weekend and is keen to continue her purple patch.

Dating back to last campaign, Dawber has scored 11 goals in her previous 13 games.

She attributed her impressive goal-scoring exploits this season to the past year, including another strong year with Adelaide City in the local Women’s National Premier League.

“I finished last season with a few goals as well, so I think I’ve continued that form,” she told reporters at a press conference.

“And scoring in the WNPL with Adelaide City so I think I’ve continued that into the A-League Women.”

The forward will likely win the team’s Golden Boot for a second successive year, but has her sights on potentially winning the league’s top-scorer award.

She currently is second place, three goals behind Melbourne City’s Hannah Wilkinson who has scored nine times.

“It’s a cool accolade to get,” she admitted.

“I won it last year (the Club’s Golden Boot) with five goals, so hopefully I can keep continuing (scoring).

“The other goal is I’m second on the league overall, so that’s another goal or milestone I might able to reach – but again just taking it each week as it comes.”

Chelsie Dawber

The Reds are targeting a third straight win heading into their clash against Newcastle Jets at Coopers Stadium in a double header on Friday night.

Dawber believes the team is really beginning to understand each other’s movements on the pitch after a somewhat slow start to the campaign.

Adelaide have since won four of its preceding five games and lie third on the table.

“I think it’s taken a little while to get to know each other and gel on the pitch and off the pitch as well,” she continued.

“Now we have a bit more belief that we can beat the top sides and know we’re not a yo-yo side – we need to perform week in week out.”