‘All about the future’ as Glory remain winless

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Perth Glory had their final home appearance for the season last night and despite another loss, the team is already looking to the future.

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Featuring one of the youngest sides in the W-League, with eight players aged 20 or younger, it is clear the team are still finding their feet and trying to unify on the field.

With only two games left in their season, having not made the finals, skipper Natasha Rigby said it was only the beginning for the Glory girls.

“Like Alex [Epakis] has reiterated, it is a building phase, so we are laying the foundation at the moment and we are looking to build like a more sustainable future for our W-League so that’s what it’s all about for the future so it’s really exciting to see what’s coming,” she said.

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Going down 1-0 to Melbourne City late in last night’s game, the team made a valiant effort running the ball end-to-end, keeping City on their toes.

Rigby said regardless of the outcome, the squad put up a strong fight.

“It was a tough one, I think they were able to move the ball really well so we were defending a lot more than we would’ve liked, but I think we did really well specifically in the first half to keep them out and the unfortunately they slipped one by us,” she said.

“I’m proud of the girls and the momentum we kept throughout it.”

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Glory is ending the season in Melbourne, clashing with both Victorian sides next week.

Having had close calls against both teams in recent matches, the captain is confident the season may not remain winless.

“We’ve got to stay positive, we’ve got some really good momentum at the moment,” she said.

“We obviously only just missed out against Victory and Canberra, so it feels like we’re almost there we are just kind of gelling and clicking as we go.”

Feature Image Credit: Breanna Redhead.

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