Sasaki: It was a great game

Nano Sasaki

Nano Sasaki was delighted to come away with a resounding 3-0 win against Western Sydney Wanderers at Marconi Stadium on Friday night.

The Reds were at their devastating best in transition in the second-half thanks to Chelsie Dawber’s clinical brace.

It was Adelaide’s biggest away victory in the Liberty A-League since November 2015.

Sasaki praised the team’s performance but felt from an individual perspective she was unable to impose herself on the game.

“It was a great game,” she told Paramount+ after the match.

“Personally, I couldn’t get the ball very much but the other girls worked hard and helped get the three points – it was great.”

The Japanese midfielder, who has been one of the standouts in her first year with United, believed keeping a clean sheet along with the three points was extremely significant.

The win sees Adrian Stenta’s side move into equal second on the ladder with 15 points.

“I think it’s very important to get the clean sheet, so it was a very good game,” the 22-year-old said, who has one goal and two assists this season.

“And I’m so happy that we were able to get the three points.”