Weber: We’re just not taking our opportunities


Adelaide United Women’s inability to convert their chances into goals has been the theme of their season according to Mallory Weber.

The Reds suffered their fifth straight loss by a one-goal margin to begin the new campaign after falling 2-1 to Canberra United Women at Marden Sports Complex on Sunday.

Leena Khamis and Hayley Taylor-Young had the capital outfit two goals to the good before Emily Condon bundled the ball home at the second time of asking in stoppage time for the Reds.

However, despite the end result Adelaide had chances to first take the lead and then equalise when still trailing 1-0.

Weber said their lack of finishing and luck in front of goal has been frustrating.

“That’s kind of been the struggle this season,” she told Fox Sports post-match.

“We’re getting opportunities, we’re just not finishing them.”


The United States forward enjoyed another impressive outing and helped orchestrate Condon’s consolation goal, delivering the initial cross.

Weber said now the team must regroup and go again after Christmas in the hope of trying to salvage their season.

It will not get any easier for the South Australians, however, with a trip to take on Sydney FC Women this Sunday.

“We’re definitely letting down in moments defensively and they’re capitalising,” she said.

“We have nothing to lose now, so I think come back after Christmas and start from scratch and see where we can go for the rest of the season.”

Adelaide United Women face Sydney FC Women in Round 7 of the Westfield W-League 2019/20 season on Sunday, 29 December at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium. Kick-off is at 3.30pm ACDT. Live and Exclusive on Fox Sports, ABC, Kayo Sports and the My Football Live App.