Wooden spoon remains in the West

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Perth Glory have suffered yet another loss, going down 0-4 to the Newcastle Jets on their home turf.

While Glory dominated both possession and territory of the match at 56 per cent and 52 per cent, the Jets succeeded in finishing their shots which  led to Perth’s downfall.

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Glory defender Sarah Carroll reflected on her team’s performance.

“We’re really disappointed with the result, we really thought that we were ready to go for today and really push on from last time,” she said.

“There’s still positives to take from the performance and we will continue to keep pushing because we believe in what we’re doing here.”

Carroll gave a strong performance in the first half, creating many clearances of the balls when the opposition came close to their mark.

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Her hustle to regain possession of the ball contributed to preventing an even greater defeat.

“In terms of defending, I mean it doesn’t take much skill to defend you’ve just got to put your body on the line and be strong so for me it’s just something that I have to do, it doesn’t take a talent to do it. I want to try and put my body on the line for the team and I try and do it where I can,” Caroll said.

Tough love gameplay from the Jets had the crowd in uproars over some decisions, but it did not stop the Glory from putting their bodies on the line.

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“They’re a very physical team, they definitely bullied us a little bit in the first half, but I think we stepped up in the second half and we didn’t let them push through as much,” Carroll said.

A fixture change means the side will fly to New South Wales to take on fifth placed Canberra United, rather than hosting them at home.

Carroll admited it was not the favourable option, but the team would continue to persevere.

“We’d rather be at home, that’s what was originally scheduled, it’s a bit of a sucker punch to have to travel again but we’ve dealt with a lot this year and we’ve taken it all in our stride so we’ll do the same thing,” she said.

“Pick ourselves up, get back on the park and look for a result.”

Feature Image Credit: Matt Johnson

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Breanna Redhead
Breanna Redhead
WA based student journalist, covering Perth Glory for the 2020/21 A-League season

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