Young Matildas get decisive win over New Zealand in first of two-match series in Canberra

Melanie Dinjaski
By Melanie Dinjaski
Updated April 7 2022 - 4:55am, first published 3:30am
Young Matilda Emma Ilijoski in action against New Zealand. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

The Young Matildas were too strong for New Zealand, defeating the visitors 5-1 in the first of their two-match series in Canberra on Wednesday night.


Melanie Dinjaski

Melanie Dinjaski

Sports Reporter

Melanie Dinjaski is an experienced sports journalist at the Canberra Times with a genuine love of all sports. She's covered every code from NRL to NFL, and has experience in print, digital, podcasting, TV and video journalism, having spent time working in newsrooms at Nine, Fox Sports and Seven before moving to the capital. Melanie aims to bring Canberrans all the sports news they need to know - have a story worth sharing? Get in touch!