Team chemistry key behind Victory’s run

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Melbourne Victory claim their fourth win in five matches after narrowly defeating the Western Sydney Wanderers 1-0 at AAMI Park.

This win lifts Victory into third spot on the W-League table and only two points behind second placed Brisbane Roar.

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Head coach Jeff Hopkins believes this run was attributed to strong team cohesion, which developed over the course of the season.

“The group got to know each other. There were a lot of players coming into our group this year, new players,” he said.

“Sometimes it just takes time for a group to gel.”

Despite picking up 13 points in the last five matches, Hopkins said there was still some room for improvement.

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Despite dominating possession, Victory struggle to put away their opponents and this instance was no different.

“We identified one or two areas where we thought we could hurt [Wanderers] tonight and I thought we did. When we got there, we weren’t clinical enough,” Hopkins said.

“We can work on that in training.”

With three games to go, Victory will continue their hunt for a top-two spot away to Perth Glory.

Feature Image Credit: Melbourne City FC 

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