Perth Glory wrapped up their maiden premiership with an impressive 5-0 victory over the Western Sydney Wanderers, at a sun drenched Ashfield Sports Club.

Perth’s devastating offensive line up proved, once again, too much for the Wanderers to handle. A classy double from Sam Kerr, a world class strike from Collette McCallum, a Marianna Tabain goal and an 89th minute header, from leading goal scorer, Kate Gill sealed the Wanderers fate.

Canberra’s 3-3 draw earlier in the day meant Glory were officially Premiers 2014 before a ball was even kicked.

The away side, who were subject to a 10-1 demolishing last time these two side met, looked on in ore at the Football West Premiers Plate pre match.

The game got off to a relaxed start, which resembled that of a training game. Glory were passing the ball with ease, without being challenged by the visiting opposition.

There was a lack of urgency from both sides in the opening exchanges, which was soon eliminated when Sam Kerr opened the scoring in the 17th minute.

Kerr’s pace, once again, ripped apart an opposition defence and her cool finish was deadly. Kerr proved too much for the Wanderers, who contributed to their own downfall time and time again.

Defensive lapses, mistakes and a distinct lack of ideas was a sorry theme in the Western Sydney side’s performance. Time and time again, they let Caitlin Foord run at them and invited Sam Kerr in behind. In truth Kerr, could have and perhaps should have, had a bag full.

The Wanderers midfield has been one of their strong points in their victories this season. In this match though Keelin Winters, Linda O'Neill and Caitlin Jarvie were overrun and as a result the forward line led by Hannah Beard and Michelle Carney were prominently redundant, as they had little ball and even less opportunities.

Coach, Norm Broadman appeared perplexed by his team’s first half performance and was heard many times barking orders from the side lines.

With Glory 3-0 up at half time, the away side were always going to struggle. However, they did appear more organised and slightly more efficient in the second half.

Winters got stuck in to Shannon May and made her presence felt in the early stages of the second half. Unfortunately for the visitors this new found energy soon fizzled out as Glory’s strengths prevailed.

Countless opportunities were created for, and by Kerr, who was again never out of the action. She gives Perth an extra dimension that has proven difficult, and near on impossible, to stop this season.

This was Glory’s sixth straight victory on home turf and their tenth of the season overall. Perth will look to extend their winning home streak when they host the Semi Final at the NIB stadium in December.

Perth Glory coach, Jamie Harnwell couldn’t be happier with his Premier winning side.

“It has been a great day and I’m very proud of all the girls.” He said “obviously we knew an hour before kick-off that we’d won it, so it was hard to temper that and still come out and play."

"I thought in the first ten to fifteen minutes we probably weren’t quite there but then we clicked into gear and played how we should do.”

Goal scorer, Sam Kerr was delighted to be crowned premiers on her home patch and is thrilled to be playing in Perth.

“I couldn’t be happier, I’m living back at home and I love playing in front of my friends, family and the great people of Perth.”

Speaking of the teams on the field achievements, Kerr said “this achievement is great for now as we’ve accomplished one of the goals that we wanted to. It’s great to do it with two games to spare but Jamie said enjoy today and tonight but it’s done when we come back into training.

“There is more of the job to be done and we don’t want to give up the last two games easy as they are both tough ones. It’s great for today but it’s definitely back to work come Monday.” She said.

Up next, the Western Sydney Wanderers face Adelaide while Perth travel to final hopefuls Sydney FC.

Perth Glory 5 (Sam Kerr 17’, 35’, Collette McCallum 39’, Marianna Tabain 60’, Kate Gill 87’)

Western Sydney Wanderers 0

Saturday 15 November 2014

Ashfield Sports Club, Perth

Local kick-off: 3pm

Referee: Rachel Mitchenson

Perth Glory: Mackenzie Arnold (gk), Sarah Carroll, Bronwyn Studman (Carys Hawkins 63’), Shannon May, Alanna Kennedy, Caitlin Foord (Elisa D’Ovidio 63’), Kate Gill, Collette McCallum, Shelina Zadorsky, Marianna Tabain, Sam Kerr (Gabrielle Marzano 77’)

Substitutes – Kathleen Waycott (gk)

Western Sydney Wanderers: Trudy Burke (gk), Caitlin Cooper, Jessica Seaman, Caitlin Jarvie (Laura Donnelly 77’), Helen Petinos, Rachael Soutar, Grace Henry, Keelin Winters, Michelle Carney, Hannah Beard (Demi Koulizakis 87’), Linda O’Neill

Substitutes – Sham Khamis (gk)