W-League break freshens up improved Glory

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Perth Glory registered their second consecutive W-League victory with a 4-2 win over Brisbane Roar in Perth.

The result was one built on the foundation of a hugely impressive first 30 minutes, in which the home side scored three goals. Known for their poor starts in season 2019-20 the hattrick of early goals were an impressive turn around for the rebuilding side.

American Morgan Andrews scored two of the three first half goals.

“Crystal (Thomas) put me in a really good position for the first one and Celia set me up for the second one. It was a really good team effort,” Andrews said.

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“I thought we did well to maintain possession and take advantage of great moments.”

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Perth came into their last game in Perth for the season having not played since the 23rd of January, a victory over Newcastle at McDonald Jones Stadium.

“There’s positivity in recovery and rest but at the same time having that amount of time of brings challenges as well.

“You’re not as used to playing in a game atmosphere so that was definitely a challenge for myself getting ready for this game.

“Every day we train as hard as we can and we try and practice how we play.”

Perth have conceded the third most goals of any side in the league this season and predictably, Bobby Despotovski’s focus for the break was working without the football and under pressure.

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“We do focus a lot on how we press out of possession and when we are trying to win the ball back. This is team movement and trying to stay together in our movements.

“As far as that goes it’s all about consistency and that’s a big thing for us.”

Perth have two remaining games, an away trip to face Sydney FC and a trip south to Bunbury to play Western Sydney Wanderers.

Finals are a mathematical impossibility for the club, but Andrews was as determined ahead of those two clashes as she was today.

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“Right now we are just trying to win those two last games and make these Perth fans and the team proud.”

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