Glory superstar Sam Kerr showed her attacking prowess to help her team maintain their unbeaten start to the season with a 5-2 win over Melbourne City.
Kerr and her strike partners Rachel Hill and Alyssa Mautz gave the City defence a torrid time at NIB stadium. From the start, Perth pressed City defenders and didn’t give them time to settle on the ball.
On the sixth minute, there was a warning of things to come when Lydia Williams was forced to make a smart save at Kerr’s feet.
However, Kerr gave the fans something, even more, to savour, when she took off on a wonder run and struck a superb shot into the left-hand side of the net beating the despairing dive of Williams.
City were left stunned but fought back almost immediately when their leading scorer Jasmyn Spencer forced a smart save from the Glory keeper Eliza Campbell.
The home side continued to press before Shannon May released Kerr down the left wing with a delightful ball. Kerr took it in her stride and then produced an inch perfect cut back into the six-yard box for her strike partner Rachel Hill to finish.
City are a class team though, and Elise Kellond-Knight, Yukari Kinga and the returning Kyah Simon were working tirelessly to get something going.
The closest they came was from a corner in the 41st minute when Campbell dropped the ball but Kerr (who else) was on hand to clear the danger.
The second half saw Simon replaced by Helen Caceres, but Glory were the first to attack with Hill shooting over the bar within a minute of the restart.
A foul just outside the box in the 47th minute provided an opportunity for City to try and peg Glory back and Kellond Knight did just that with a superbly struck free kick to make the score 2-1.
City were now pressing for the equaliser and coach Rado Vidosic was urging his players to be patient.