Perth Glory remain caught on the bottom of the W-League after their 1-0 loss to Western Sydney Wanderers at Marconi Stadium final night time.
It was all the time going to be powerful for Glory, enjoying their first recreation in 25 days, lacking per week’s coaching in lockdown and travelling with an understrength squad with gamers unavailable as a result of of work commitments or faculty.
As the sport wore on they started to reveals indicators of fatigue and had been beneath siege in opposition to a aspect that has performed 5 extra matches.
The match was determined by Eire worldwide Julie-Ann Russell on the stroke of half-time.
Wanderers had the majority of early possession however might solely give you a pair of half-hearted efforts with out troubling Glory goalkeeper Lily Alfield.
They had been held out by a composed Glory and teenager Taneesha Baker, making her debut two days after signing an harm alternative contract, had their first likelihood, an extended vary shot skimming previous the put up.
Hana Lowry ought to have completed off a beautiful transfer contained in the field however was let down by her first contact.
Wanderers broke the impasse of their first actual assault, Russell firing dwelling from inside the world.
Epakis described the objective as a “stinger” and his aspect was nearly stung once more after the break when a long-range chip from Elizabeth Copus-Brown produced a terrific save from Alfeld who tipped the ball onto the crossbar.
She repeated the trouble from the identical participant late within the recreation.
In between Glory survived a number of scares, scrambling to clear, whereas Alfeld pulled off an incredible reflex save from a degree clean Russell shot.
Glory had been restricted in their very own second-half assault, Caitlin Doeglas getting the one actual likelihood on the quick break however was stopped by Willacy.