Inexperienced Matildas draw with NZ

June 24, 2012
By Tim Barrow
Matildas coach Tom Sermanni praised his players' fighting spirit after Australia earned a last-gasp 1-1 draw with Olympic-bound New Zealand in Wollongong on Sunday.

The Football Ferns looked on track for their first women's soccer international win over the Matildas since 1994, before defender Thea Slatyer's header found the net in the 93rd minute.

With Australia trailing 1-0 late, New Zealand goalkeeper Jenny Bindon was forced to make two brilliant one-handed saves to deny ...

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