Sydney vs Newcastle – a special game for one particular W-League player – by Tobias Canning

Remy goal

Twenty-one-year-old Remy Siemsen has already achieved so much in her short, highlight-filled career. She’s represented Australia in Asia, played Football in California and pulled on a jersey for the East and West sides of Sydney, among a host of other achievements. Not to mention she’s also banged in an insane 42 goals from just 50 short matches for Manly United.

On Sunday evening she was at it again, as she scored with a fine, right-footed shot in the 61st minute to secure a 2-0 victory over Newcastle Jets in the Westfield W-League.

Despite her incredible season to date, Siemsen had yet to register a goal. But all that changed in the second half when she finally put the ball into the back of the net at the park where she started her long Footballing journey as a junior player.

“It was so good,” Siemsen said. “I think you can see in my celebrations how excited I was just to get the goal. I’ve been unlucky the last four games. One cleared of the line and two hit the post earlier this season. So, to get one on the field I’ve grown up playing on was super special.”

Being a northern beaches local, the match also presented her with the unique opportunity to play close to home at Cromer Park in front of friends and family. Did this give the game a different feel for her?

“Absolutely!” she exclaimed. “I’m pretty sure out of the thousands of people here my family covered a lot of it, it was nice to see some familiar faces. And the atmosphere at Cromer Park, it’s just second to none, so we’re very excited to come back in three weeks and play here again.”

Competing against the Jets saw her come up against some familiar Manly United faces, a head-to-head opportunity she relished.

“We love those girls. We’re off-season teammates and they’re very good players. They were unfortunate not to get some goals and points today, but they’re a great team and I’m sure they’ll have some success this season”.

Suffice to say this was a special game for Siemsen and one that she’ll remember for a long time to come.


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