Defender Alanna Kennedy has scored her first goal for Perth Glory Women to clinch a 2-1 win over Newcastle Jets in the 2014 Westfield W-League Round 2 clash at Magic Park today.

Kennedy, one of six Matildas to join the Glory for the new campaign, scored in added on time sending the visitors into the break with a 2-0 lead.

“It was really exciting to get my first goal for the Glory,” Kennedy said.

“I’m back on the east coast and a lot closer to home, so to come here today and score in front of my friends and family felt really good.”

Midfielder Marianna Tabain opened the scoring for the Glory after converting a free kick just outside the 18 yard box in the 34th minute.

The Jets got themselves on the score sheet in the 62nd minute, with Tara Andrews slotting home from close range after a well-worked corner routine.

Kerr thought she had restored Perth’s two goal advantage heading past Coelho in the 65th minute, however Referee Kelly Jones ruled that Coelho had been fouled in the process. Ten minutes later the Jets experienced the same agony as Victoria Huster volleyed home from close range but was ruled to be offside.

In the 80th minute Glory substitute Gabrielle Marzano left the crossbar shaking as she struck a venomous left foot strike towards goal that went crashing off the woodwork.

Coelho produced a number of crucial saves to keep Newcastle in the game, however they could not get the job done at the other end, and Glory held on to pick up the three points.

Perth Glory will look to continue their winning streak as they take on Adelaide United at their new home venue Ashfield Sports Club on Saturday, September 27.


Newcastle Jets 1 (Andrews 62’)

Perth Glory 2 (Tabain 34’, Kennedy 45+1’)

Westfield W-League Round 2

Saturday 20th September, 3pm

Magic Park Broadmeadow

Crowd: 673

Newcastle Jets: 20. Claire COELHO (GK), 2. Georgia YEOMAN-DALE, 3. Hayley CRAWFORD, 4. Ashley SPINA 5. Katherine REYNOLDS, 6. Angela SALEM, 7. Victoria HUSTER, 8. Amber NEILSON (Davis 66’), 9. Tara ANDREWS, 10. Emily VAN EGMOND (c), 11. Rhali DOBSON (Macintyre 46’).

Substitutes: 15. Elizabeth COPUS-BROWN, 16. Cassidy DAVIS, 17. Grace MACINTYRE, 21. Renee RUDDER (GK).


Cautions: NIL

Perth Glory: 1. Mackenzie ARNOLD (GK), 2. Sarah CARROLL, 4. Bronwyn STUDMAN, 6. Alanna KENNEDY, 9. Caitlin FOORD (Eastman), 12. Kathryn GILL, 13. Elisa D’OVIDIO (Billam), 14. Collette MCCALLUM (c), 15. Shelina ZADORSKY, 17. Marianna TABAIN (Marzano), 20. Samantha KERR.

SUBSTITUTES: 7. Gabrielle MARZANO, 8. Shawn BILLAM, 16. Thia EASTMAN, 18. Gabrielle DAL BUSCO (c).

Coach: Jamie HARNWELL

Cautions: Foord 61’, Gill 80’, Kennedy 86’