Canada thumps Australia in international friendly in B.C.

The Canadian women’s team didn't let up against the Matildas on Friday in Christine Sinclair's penultimate international match.

Canada thumps Australia in international friendly in B.C.
  • Canada 5 (Prince 10’, 43’; Lacasse 49’; Awujo 55’, Leon 62’), Australia 0   
  • Prince netted her 1st brace for Canada since Oct. 5, 2018 
  • Sinclair entered game in the 64th minute for her 330th cap 

As a steady rain fell from the sky above in Langford, B.C. on Friday night the goals flowed freely on the pitch from the Canadian women’s team at Starlight Stadium. 

With the memory of its recent FIFA World Cup loss to Australia still fresh in its memory, Canada thrashed the Aussies 5-0 in the opener of a two-game friendly series between the nations. 

Nichelle Prince scored a first half brace, and Cloé Lacasse, Simi Awujo and Adriana Leon also scored for a Canadian side that is preparing for life without Christine Sinclair who’ll retire from the national team next week.