Glory Women eye finals

Perth Glory Women have continued their late season revival with a resounding 3-1 win against Adelaide at Hindmarsh Stadium to put themselves within touching distance of a finals place with one round to play.

Perth Glory Women have continued their late season revival with a resounding 3-1 win against Adelaide at Hindmarsh Stadium to put themselves within touching distance of a finals place with one round to play.

Glory are now just two points off fourth and must beat Newcastle next Sunday at Members Equity Stadium and rely on other results to get through but it is an incredible turnaround after being written off a month earlier.

Perth will take part in the final game of next weekend-s round and will know their fate before the opening whistle. The West Aussies will be hoping Melbourne lose to Central Coast and Sydney either lose or draw against Adelaide to make their match a live rubber.

Marianna Tabain scored for the second week in a row to give Perth the lead and was joined on the scoreboard by Matilda midfielder Collette McCallum before Elisa D-Ovidio put the icing on the cake with four minutes to play.

Perth-s propensity to concede late goals gave Adelaide a consolation in injury time however that didn-t take any of the gloss off a wonderful performance from the Glory who richly deserved their victory.

Westfield W-League Rd 9 Adelaide United 1 (Sandra SCALZI 90+-) Perth Glory 3 (Marianna TABAIN 52-, Collette McCALLUM 71-, Elisa D-OVIDIO 86-) Friday 19 December at Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide

Referee: Kirralee Gardener Assistant Referees: Skye McCabe, Stacey Sasopoulos Fourth Official: Lee Corey

Adelaide United: 20.Sian McLAREN (gk), 2.Renee HARRISON, 3.Sarah AMORIM, 4.Dianne ALAGICH (c), 6.Kristyn SWAFFER, 7.Racheal QUIGLEY (5.Angela FINMANO 45+-), 8.Sandra SCALZI, 10.Victoria BALOMENOS, 11.Sharon BLACK, 12.Tanya HARRISON (9.Stephanie TOKICH 77-),16.Leanne SLATER (14.Donna COCKAYNE 64-).

Substitutes not used: 1.Emma WIRKUS (gk). Yellow cards: Victoria BALOMENOS 33-, Renee HARRISON 77-. Red Cards: Nil.

Perth Glory: 30.Luisa MARZOTTO (gk), 2.Stacey LEARMONT (9.Katy COGHLAN 88-), 3.Carys HAWKINS, 4.Sam KERR, 8.Tanya OXTOBY (c), 10.Ella MASTRANTONIO, 11.Lisa DE VANNA (5.Shannon MAY 67-), 12.Dani CALAUTTI, 13.Elisa D-OVIDIO (6.Katarina JUKIC 91-), 14.Collette McCALLUM, 17.Marianna TABAIN,

Substitutes not used: 20.Maya DIEDERICHSEN (gk). Yellow cards: Carys HAWKINS 55-, Elisa D-OVIDIO 87-. Red Cards: Nil.