Perth Glory have come from behind to snatch an entertaining 3-2 win over Melbourne Victory at Dorrien Gardens in Perth.

The Glory scored twice in the final 10 minutes to seize the advantage and were good enough to hold on to stretch their unbeaten run to six matches, cementing their spot in the finals in the process.

Melbourne looked well on their well to grabbing an unlikely victory, however the potent Perth attacked piled on too much pressure late in the match, and brought home the three points to their adoring crowd.

The Glory were the superior side in the first half and completely outplayed the visiting Melbourne Victory.

Perth should have been ahead within the first 15 minutes of the match, however failed to convert any of the three genuine goal-scoring opportunities that were created.

Skipper Samantha Kerr was heavily involved as always, and had numerous guilt-edge chances to put her team ahead in the opening half.

Victory skipper Christine Nairn provided the only genuine goal-scoring opportunity for her side in the opening half, curling a spectacular dead-ball effort just wide of the goal.

Neither side were able to break the game open and both entered the sheds locked at 1-1.

The Glory were quick out of the blocks in the second stanza and took the lead in the 50th minute through a powerful header from skipper Samantha Kerr.

Luck was on Melbourne’s side and immediately responded through an Arianna Romero own-goal after Christine Nairn played in a quick corner.

Ten minutes later, Kariah White smashed in a clearable cross by Glory standard, however Alyssa Mautz had no time to react and bundled home her teams second own goal of the match.

The Victory played a stubborn brand of football after taking the lead, constantly frustrating a bullish Perth side as they looked to get back into the match.

The breakthrough for Perth came in the 80th minute after the mercurial Kerr was brought down inside the 18-yard box. Vanessa Di Bernardo made no mistake and slotted the resulting penalty to make it 2-2.

Perth continued to pile on the pressure and completed their marvellous comeback in the 85th minute, after Rosie Dee Sutton poked home from a goal-mouth scramble to make it 3-2.

The Glory kept things professional from then on and ran out eventual winners in a superb Westfield W-League encounter in Perth.

Perth travel to McKellar Park to face Canberra United in Round 12, whilst the Victory will play cross town-rivals Melbourne City at Epping Stadium in what will be another difficult game for the away side.

Featured image credit: Matt Johnson

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