Perth Glory’s Westfield W-League campaign concluded in an agonising but exhilarating 4-3 defeat to Western Sydney Wanderers at nib Stadium on Sunday.

Rachel Lowe and Ellie Brush put the Wanderers two goals up inside five minutes before an inspired comeback saw the home side take the lead late in the second half.

In a game that had almost everything it seemed inevitable late drama would ensue and sure enough two goals in the final five minutes saw the Wanderers claim all three points in what will go down as one of the games of the season.

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Recent young Australian of the year Sam Kerr scored what was almost a regulation brace for Glory taking her season tally to 13 while American import Rachel Hill netted her ninth.

Knowing they would have to rely on other results going its way Glory needed a good start but instead were slammed with two early strikes.

Lowe’s long range strike was followed by Brush’s quick reactions from a Melissa Maizel spill leaving Perth’s season hanging by a thread.

It was a case of Kerr to the rescue again for Perth though as she received a delightful ball from Nicola Bolger and finished easily after Wanderers goalkeeper Jada Mathyssen-Whyman horribly mistimed her timing in intercepting the ball.

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The crowd of 1,852 were then well and truly on their feet when their hometown hero Kerr again pounced following clever build up play with Marianna Tabain.

Delirium would be the best way to describe the atmosphere at nib when Hill capped off Glory’s remarkable comeback after Kerr’s flick on enabled a composed finish.

Elation turned to heartbreak when Kim Carroll was adjudged to foul Casey Reibelt inside the area but the resulting spot kick was beautifully saved by Maizels with fans and players being taken on an emotional roller-coaster.

And the roller-coaster was far from finished when Wanderers substitute Olivia Price struck a late equaliser before Erica Halloway broke the hearts of nib stadium with a 90th-minute winner in a game that will go down the the W-League history books.

Glory assistant-coach Jessine Bonzas faced the press and was clearly disappointed for the team to end what had been an inconsistent season of ups and downs.

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“We’re still proud that they fought back from 2-0 down to get their nose in front, but obviously we just couldn’t finish it off,” she said.

“We went out there and took risks in the second half and scored some good goals, but it wasn’t enough tonight.

“Until that final whistle goes, you’ve got to take care of the game. There are definitely some lessons for us to learn from this.”

Perth Glory 3 (Sam Kerr 51’, 61’, Rachel Hill 78’)

Western Sydney Wanderers 4 (Rachel Lowe 1’, Ellie Brush 4’, Olivia Price 88’, Erica Halloway 90’)

Attendance: 1,852 at nib Stadium

Referee: Casey Reibelt

Assistants: Matthew Southern, Adrien Liechti

Fourth Official: Shane Skinner

PERTH GLORY: 3. Kim CARROLL, 4. Natasha RIGBY, 7. Nicole STANTON, 8. Shawn BILLAM 17. Marianna TABAIN 46’), 9. Rachel HILL, 10. Raquel RODRIGUEZ, 11. Nicola BOLGER (5. Patricia CHARALAMBOUS 62’), 12. Shannon MAY, 16. Amanda FRISBIE, 18. Melissa MAIZELS (GK), 20. Samantha KERR (C)

Substitutes not used: 13. Jaymee GIBBONS, 30. Morgan AQUINO (GK)

WESTERN SYDNEY: 1. Jada MATHYSSEN-WHYMAN (GK), 2. Maruschka WALDUS, 6. Lo’eau LABONTA, 7. Ellie BRUSH, 8. Erica HALLOWAY, 10. Lee FALKON, 11. Marlous PIEETE (13. Olivia PRICE 66’), 12. Rachel LOWE, 15. Talitha KRAMER, 16. Alix ROBERTS, 19. Susan PHONSONGKHAM (5. Kahlia HOGG 88’)

Substitutes not used: 3. Jennifer BISSET, 30. Nicole SIMONSEN (GK)

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Football fan and digital communications officer following Perth Glory during the 2017/2018 A-League season.