With one round remaining in the Westfield W-League season, Perth Glory Women are out of finals contention but head into Sunday’s match against Western Sydney Wanderers looking for three points.
“It would feel good to end the season with a win. What we’ve faced this season hasn’t been your normal season, but a win to end it would leave us all pretty happy,” said attacker Vanessa DiBernardo.
The team heads into the match after a 2-1 home win against Adelaide United.
“Last weekend’s game was fun for all of us. We’ve been struggling with injuries, but just getting that win felt good for all of us,” DiBernardo said.
It was an especially fun match for the 23-year old American, who scored the team’s two goals. It was the import’s third brace of the season, for a total of six goals in seven matches.
Like DiBernardo, Captain Kim Carroll acknowledged injuries had hurt the team’s chances of reaching their goals for the season.
“The injuries to Sam and Caitlin and a few other girls have hurt us this season. It’s a short season and it’s hard if you miss out at three points in one game, it can really bump you down the ladder,” she said.
Despite just three wins so far this season, the team has played well on the road, earning seven of their 11 points away from home.
If they can pick up a win against Western Sydney on Sunday, the team could finish as high as 5th place, pending other results on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Kick-off is at 12pm AWST on Sunday.
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