Promotion on the line
PROMOTION to Football West’s top tier competition is still a possibility for the South West Phoenix after they belted Canning City 4-0 at WML Stadium on Saturday.
The win puts the Phoenix one point behind Forrestfield United on the ladder with one game to go.
Whichever team finishes highest is set to do battle in a promotionrelegation series against the bottom team from the NPL.
The Phoenix needed victory to keep their chances alive and they did so emphatically, dismantling the bottom-placed side for 90 minutes.
Assistant coach Tony Novello said the players had done all they could to get the promotion.
The Phoenix opened their account at the weekend with goals to Jayden Prosser and Michael Farmer in the first half.
Farmer scored his second to make the lead 3-0, before Corey Barclay gave the crowd a highlight, hitting a shot from the edge of the box to score the goal of the game.
“They created a lot of chances and grabbed the win,” Novello said.
“You cannot do more than that at the end of the day.”
This weekend the Phoenix battle Gosnells City Football Club in their final game, while United take on Canning City.
Novello said the team wanted to finish the season strong in front of their supporters.
“We just want to get a good result for the home crowd,” he said.