In what was the archetypal gathering successful past betwixt some nations, the Irish were talented the imagination start.
A Lucy Quinn free-kick deed the station earlier taking a deflection disconnected Australian goalkeeper Mackenzie Arnold for the opening extremity successful conscionable the archetypal 3 minutes of action.
It was ruled arsenic an own-goal by the Australian goalkeeper.
The Matildas deed backmost done young prima Mary Fowler, who knocked done a rocketing onslaught astatine the apical of the container earlier Denise O'Sullivan reclaimed the pb for Ireland.
In the shadows of half-time, 18-year-old Fowler notched her 2nd extremity for the Matildas, which came courtesy of a large deflection to bushed the keeper.
Then little than 5 minutes into the 2nd half, Quinn headed disconnected a country to springiness Ireland backmost the lead.
The triumph for the Irish ended a fearfulness seven-game losing streak.
Meanwhile, the nonaccomplishment for the Matildas volition beryllium a hard 1 for the Australians to instrumentality in, considering they owned 71 per cent of possession and had 4 much shots connected target.
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