May makes her mark

Perth Glory midfielder Shannon May has secured her place in club history by scoring the first goal for the new Westfield W-League side.

Perth Glory midfielder Shannon May has secured her place in club history by scoring the first goal for the new Westfield W-League side.

May scored in the 85th minute when Perth tackled Central Coast at Parramatta Stadium in round two of the competition but her late strike wasn-t enough to secure a point as the home side ran out 3-1 winners.

The first half was a high energy and entertaining encounter with both goalkeepers being kept busy.

The early arm-wrestle freeing up as the home side found their range with Trudy Camilleri opening the Mariners account before Renee Rollason scored a brace.

Collette McCallum was the architect of many of the Glory's chances and it was a free-kick from the Matildas midfielder that nearly saw the first goal of the clash.

Ciara Conway bundled the deflected free-kick over the line but the Glory were denied by an offside flag.

The deadlock looked sure to be broken just past the hour mark with an epic scramble in the Glory goalmouth eventually cleared to safety after a number of spectacular defensive blocks and goalkeeping saves.

Rollason scored the first of her brace in unusual circumstances eight minutes from time with her low corner from the left creeping in at the near post.

Glory-s hard work throughout the match finally paid off when May scored a deserved goal to cut the home side-s lead to one however an injury-time penalty, awarded for handball, was converted by Central Coast as they secured their first win of the season.

Central Coast Mariners 3 (Trudy Camilleri 69', Renee Rollason 82', 91' (pen)) Perth Glory 1 (Shannon May 85')

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