Western United has reached the halfway point in both the Isuzu UTE A-League Men and Liberty A-League Women seasons with plenty of success and plenty more to come.
The Green and Black currently sits in second place on the Club Championship table, which combines points totals across both leagues and ranks Club’s according to the joint performance of their two teams.
United has accrued 39 points in total with 12 wins, three draws and seven losses in 22 matches and will be hoping to build on that in the back half of the campaign.
Western United Liberty A-League Women stats
Western United has been the story of the Liberty A-League so far, with the brand-new team leading the league nine matches into the season.
Mark Torcaso’s defence has been staunch, particularly at home, with Hillary Beall one of four goalkeepers averaging less than one goal conceded per game.
The American ranks sixth in save percentage and has four clean sheets for the season, which is just one off the top spot in this category.
Beall’s long-range distribution has also caught the eye this season with a progressive passing distance of 4,285 metres. This places her eighth in the league and fourth among goalkeepers.
In front of her, Sydney Cummings comes inside the top 10 with 37 clearances, but much of United’s success so far has come in the forward half of the pitch.
The Green and Black has scored 19 goals, the third-highest total in the league and just four off Sydney FC and Melbourne City who share top spot.
Hannah Keane has been the star of the show for Western United, with the No.9 currently leading the golden boot race with seven goals.
As well as her goal-scoring output, Keane also has three assists which places her one off a quartet of players at the top of the list on four assists.
Her Goal/Assist per 90 minute (P90) average is second-best in the league at 1.22, which means that she is scoring a goal or providing an assist in every match she is playing at the moment.
Chloe Logarzo has been deadly in front of goal when given the chance, joining Cummings and four other players in leading the league with 0.33 goals per shot attempted. In fact, Logarzo has a 100% strike rate from shots on target, the best conversion in the competition.
Across the pitch, a number of players have played important roles in ensuring the side is maintaining its structure and playing to win the game.
Melissa Taranto and Alana Cerne have a Plus/Minus differential of +13, meaning United has been 13 goals better off when those two are on the pitch.
Having joined the Club after the opening two fixtures had been played, Aimee Medwin has been similarly impactful, boasting the eighth best Plus/Minus P90 differential, with United on average 1.75 goals better off every 90 minutes that the No.5 is on the pitch.
A big second half of the season awaits Torcaso and his team as the hunt for silverware and places in the Finals Series continues.