Fi­nals glory in team’s sights

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Sport -

PERTH Glory has se­cured a place in the West­field W-League fi­nals cam­paign with a 3-1 come­back win over Mel­bourne Vic­tory at Lakeside Sta­dium on Sun­day.

Glory now sit seven points clear at the top of the ta­ble.

The WA side, who won their first six games of the sea­son be­fore de­feat to Ade­laide United last week, were on the back foot early when Rachael Quigley opened the scor­ing for the home side after just three min­utes.

But de­fender Alanna Kennedy equalised five min­utes be­fore the break and the come- back was com­plete when sub­sti­tute Elisa D’Ovidio scored in the 80th minute and Caitlin Fo­ord made sure of the points eight min­utes later.

Coach Jamie Harn­well was de­lighted with the per­for­mance, which has se­cured fi­nals foot­ball with four matches to play.

“The girls showed great character and re­sponded well to go­ing be­hind early, to put in a dom­i­nant per­for­mance,” he said. “It’s fan­tas­tic to have se­cured a fi­nals berth but we need to set our sights on big­ger things and keep push­ing on to se­cure a home semi-fi­nal.”

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