Canberra United got off to a perfect start, leaving Perth Glory to chase them for the entire match.
NO KERR, BIG PROBLEM
Everyone is talking about their belief that the W-League can survive without super star Sam Kerr. That may be true for the league, but that does not look like the case for her former club, Perth Glory.
Of course Kerr is not the only player who did not return from last season, but she is the most notable. The W-League Golden Boot winner had 13 goals a season ago and just overall offensive power for Perth that is not going to be replaced by one player.
Unfortunately, Perth’s second leading goalscorer from last season, Rachel Hill, has not returned for this year’s campaign either.
The team’s 28 goals from last season which was tied for most in the league does not look like it will be repeated.
Perth was left off of the scoresheet from today’s game which was not shocking from just one shot on goal.
The team hardly had any rhythm and spent most of the game chasing their opponent. Perth looked far from the team who went to the Grand Final last year.
In the second half they did have moments that looked like they could dig themselves out of the goal deficit, but nothing ever came to fruition.
They looked out of sync and like a team still trying to figure out their identity. If they want people to stop talking about Kerr leaving their squad then they need to give people a much better performance than today’s showing.