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Gwelup stay clear after quickfire double

State League Division One leaders Gwelup Croatia came from behind to overcome a resilient Fremantle City 3-2 at the Croatian Sporting Complex on Saturday. With Rockingham City winning 2-0 at home to Ashfield, Taki Nicolaidis’ side knew the importance of

Gold Fields U15 team sign off with win

The Gold Fields Under 15 State Team had their final run-out before their trip to China when they took on a Forrestfield United Under 16-18 Combined side. The State side, who head off to play in the Jinshan International Youth

Glory beckons for Gibson’s tyros

Expectation is high this weekend with Perth Glory ready to secure a first National Premier Leagues WA championship. John Gibson’s side have stayed the course superbly this season and victory at home against Cockburn City on Saturday afternoon will put

Common bond at Banksia Centre

Football West’s recent visit to the Banksia Detention Centre saw the Edmund Rice Common Goal Academy play against some of the young men. Edmund Rice Centre Special Projects Team Leader Joe Moniodis and his players took part in a round-robin

Around the Grounds this week

Looking for a match to watch this week? Here’s what’s happening at our Football West clubs …

China-bound boys dress to impress

The Gold Fields Under 15 Boys State Squad received their team shirts and polo shirts this week for the upcoming Jinshan International Youth Football Championship in China. WA State Government Minister for Sport and Recreation Mick Murray, Gold Fields Unit

Gold Fields squads named for Singa Cup, Phuket Cup

Football West has named the Gold Fields Country State Squads for both the Singa Cup and Phuket Cup tournaments which take place in November. The players were initially identified at last year’s Country Week. They were then invited to a

The World Football Programme

Join the team this Saturday from 10am to 12pm as they talk football on Radio Fremantle.

Gold Fields State boys beat Freo 4-2

The Gold Fields Under 15 State Team beat a Fremantle City Combined Under 16-18 side in their latest match before they head off to China later this month. In pouring rain and gale-force wind, the State side were forced to

MATCH WRAP: Zimarino makes Glory wait another week

Paul Zimarino’s injury time winner for Perth SC against Inglewood United on Saturday ensured the NPL WA title race will go into the final two rounds. With the score at Dorrien Gardens locked at 1-1 and leaders Perth Glory on

Drummond treble fires Kingsley to vital win

Kingsley moved to within one point of leaders North Perth United with a 5-2 victory over Jaguar FC in the Belt Up Amateur Premier Division at Chichester Park on Sunday. Jayden Drummond grabbed an early goal before Sean Johnson added

Queens Park move closer to title

Queens Park moved to within touching distance of the Women’s Premier League title following a 4-2 victory over nearest rivals Northern Redbacks in their round 16 fixture at Coker Park on Sunday afternoon. The win puts Queens Park nine points

Eagles land late blow

Dianella White Eagles left Ashfield frustrated following a 1-1 draw in the State League Division One at Ashfield Reserve on Saturday afternoon. It was a game that saw few clear chances with the visitors the happier of the two teams.

Armadale keen to delay Glory celebrations

John O’Reilly insists Armadale have no intention of putting out the welcome mat for the second successive week when NPL WA leaders Perth Glory visit Alfred Skeet Reserve on Saturday. Glory can wrap up the title if they take three

Football West big winner at awards

Football West was the big winner at the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries’ 2017-18 Sport and Recreation Industry Awards at Optus Stadium. Football West won the Minister’s Award for Industry Excellence and the Organisational Excellence Award. Football West

Football West Unveils Game-Changing Vision

Following over 2,000 survey responses, over 90 submissions and more than 10 feedback workshops, Football West has developed a new Strategic Plan and Female Football Plan for 2018-2022. The Strategic Plan and Female Football Plan will set the direction for

West Aussie Sainsbury signs for Dutch champions

Caltex Socceroos’ defender Trent Sainsbury has signed for Eredivisie champions PSV Eindhoven. The 26-year-old West Australian signs on for the Dutch heavyweights after ending his spell at Chinese Super League outfit Jiangsu Suning. One of Australia’s brightest players at their

Congress Review Working Group Statement

With permission from FIFA, the members of the FIFA and AFC mandated Australian Congress Review Working Group (CRWG), today made public the “Report of the Congress Review Working Group Australia for FIFA and AFC (Report)”.  The publication of the Report

MATCH WRAP: Domfeh rescues crucial point for Glory

A goal from Michael Domfeh deep in stoppage time capped a stirring fightback from Perth Glory on Saturday as they grabbed a crucial point in their quest for the NPL WA title. The league leaders looked set for their first

Risdon reflects on whirlwind few months

Josh Risdon returns to action this week when Western Sydney Wanderers begin their FFA Cup campaign under new coach Markus Babbel away at Darwin minnows Hellenic Athletic. The Round of 32 tie in the Top End must seem a million

Queens Park do it easy against UWA

Queens Park’s march towards the Women’s Premier League title continued on Sunday afternoon with an emphatic 5-0 win against UWA-Nedlands at the UWA Sports Park. First-half goals to Tia Stonehill, Sadie Lawrence and Shannon May gave the visitors a handy

North Perth tested but march on

North Perth United overcame a resilient UWA-Nedlands 2-1 in Round 16 of the Belt Up Amateur Premier Division at Butlers Reserve on Sunday. Goals from Paul Gabel and William Pender handed North Perth a 2-0 lead at half-time before T

Sammut treble too much for City

Captain James Sammut scored a hat-trick as Gwelup Croatia proved too strong for Joondalup City in the Men’s State League Division One at the Croatian Sporting Complex. Gwelup ran out comfortable 3-1 winners in some chilly conditions, although coach Taki

Africa Down Under Cup returns to Langley Park

The 2018 Africa Down Under Cup will take over Langley Park this month as part of the Africa Down Under conference, which raises awareness of Australia’s interests in African mining and energy. The free event, hosted by Football West and

McMurray backs Subiaco to beat drop

Subiaco player-coach Ian McMurray admits the spectre of relegation from the NPL WA is hanging over the club but is backing his players to get them out of trouble. Subiaco have lost their last four matches, conceded four goals in

Matildas miss out after US win

The USA have pipped the Westfield Matildas to the Tournament of Nations title after a thumping 4-1 win over Brazil. After Australia beat Japan 2-0 on Friday morning (AEST), the USA needed a two-goal win over the South Americans to

Kerr-pow! Matildas beat Japan 2-0

Two second-half goals has seen the Westfield Matildas beat Japan 2-0 on Friday morning (WST) to boost their chances of winning the Tournament of Nations. After a lacklustre first-half, Australia showed their class after the break with Alanna Kennedy and

Williams outlines Matildas approach for vital Japan clash

Goal difference could prove crucial in Friday morning’s (WST) clash with Japan but the Westfield Matildas won’t change their approach in their final match of the Tournament of Nations. That’s the message from goalkeeper Lydia Williams, who is adamant performance

High standard, great numbers in the Pilbara

The annual Pilbara Junior Championships in Port Hedland took place last weekend with teams from Newman, Karratha, Tom Price, Broome and Port Hedland entering the two-day event. Football West Technical Manager Cris Ola attended the championships which had sides ranging

Red card killed us: O’Reilly

Armadale coach John O’Reilly said the early red card to Beau Rahim was the defining moment of his side’s 4-0 FFA Cup defeat to Cairns FC on Wednesday night. Referee Jarred Gilliett dismissed the Armadale defender just 19 minutes into

FFA Cup dream over for Armadale

Armadale’s trek to north Queensland ended in heavy defeat on Wednesday night as the NPL WA side crashed out of the FFA Cup 4-0 at Cairns FC. John O’Reilly’s men were always up against it once Beau Rahim was sent

Harnwell content despite Glory win

Gold Fields WA State Team coach Jamie Harnwell praised his side’s spirited display after they went down 5-2 to Perth Glory at a wet and wild Perth Plasterboard Centre Stadium on Wednesday night. Goals from Jason Davidson and Diego Castro

U15 State team get tune-up win

The Gold Fields State Under 15 Team had their latest run-out on Tuesday as they prepare for their upcoming trip to China. The side, coached by Football West Development Officers Garry Church and Brad Hassell, played an Ellenbrook United combined

State squad up for Glory test

The Gold Fields State Team are ready to give Perth Glory a true test when they meet at Inglewood United’s Perth Plasterboard Centre Stadium on Wednesday night. Coach Jamie Harnwell and assistant Brad Hassell have selected a squad with players

Armadale to embrace ‘biggest game’

John O’Reilly has described Armadale’s FFA Cup clash away to Cairns FC on Wednesday as the club’s biggest game ever – and called on his players to enjoy every moment. The National Premier Leagues WA side go into the Round

MATCH WRAP: Glory scent title after Azzurri slip

Perth Glory are just two wins from all but clinching a maiden National Premier Leagues WA title after they moved six points clear of nearest rivals Perth SC on the weekend. After the Azzurri were held 2-2 at Balcatta on

Matildas denied at death

A last-minute equaliser from Lindsey Horan has broken Australian hearts as the Westfield Matildas drew 1-1 with the United States at Pratt & Whitney Stadium, Connecticut. The Westfield Matildas appeared on the verge of laying down yet another landmark result

Johnson gives Kingsley crucial win

Kingsley edged out a fighting Wembley Downs 3-2 in Round 15 of the Belt Up Amateur Premier Division on Sunday courtesy of an 86th minute goal from Sean Johnson. Kingsley took the lead at Butlers Reserve early on through Jesse

Lyons saves Freo against NTC

Mikayla Lyons’ goal nine minutes from time rescued a 1-1 draw for Fremantle City against NTC Women in their Women’s Premier League Round 14 clash at Celebration Park on Sunday. Liana Cook’s first-half strike looked enough for NTC to claim

Falzon prepared for ‘hot’ Balcatta

Ramon Falzon is hoping Perth SC have timed their charge just right as the National Premier Leagues WA season heads into the final five rounds. The Azzurri were 10 points off the top and in sixth spot after going down

Westfield Matildas beat Brazil 3-1 in Tournament of Nations opener

The Westfield Matildas’ Tournament of Nations title defence is off to a dream start after defeating Brazil 3-1 at Children’s Mercy Park, Kansas. Australia were gifted the perfect start through Poliana’s own goal, with the Brazil defender heading Elise Kellond-Knight’s

State squad named to face Glory

The Gold Fields State squad to play Perth Glory in the Challenge Cup next Wednesday night has been named. Every NPL WA club has a player involved except for Glory and Belt Up Cup winners Armadale, who are in FFA

Mandurah boots made for walking

Mandurah City are the latest club to get on board with Walking Football. City will launch the Football West-backed program at 5.30pm this Friday, July 27, with a demonstration at their Securitas Protect Stadium, Peelwood Parade, Halls Head. For more

Gwelup well beaten in FFA Cup

Gwelup Croatia’s fairy tale run in the FFA Cup came to an unceremonious end on Wednesday as they lost 4-0 to Adelaide Comets. Gwelup, the State League Division One leaders, had overcome three NPL WA teams on their way to

Perth movie screening to celebrate Pararoos

The Australia 7-A-side Cerebral Palsy football team will be celebrated next month in a one-off screening in Perth of a movie highlighting their fight to exist. Tom Ferguson’s The Pararoos tells the story of extraordinary footballers and shines a light

Gwelup reach for the stars in FFA Cup

Gwelup Croatia coach Taki Nicolaidis says his team can do WA proud when they take on Adelaide Comets in the FFA Cup Round of 32 at Dorrien Gardens on Wednesday night. State League Division One side Gwelup have seen off

Pedro gives Chelsea win over Glory

Chelsea flew out of WA overnight after an entertaining 1-0 win over Perth Glory in front of more than 55,000 fans at a rain-drenched Optus Stadium on Monday night. Spanish World Cup winner Pedro scored the only goal inside the

Chelsea: We’ll be back in WA

The success of Chelsea’s latest visit to Perth and the reception the club has received will see the Blues return to Western Australia in the near future. That is the guarantee of Chelsea Foundation Senior International Development Officer David Monk,

MATCH WRAP: Azzurri ready to challenge Glory

Perth SC were the big movers in the National Premier Leagues WA title race on the weekend as their rivals were left to ponder a missed opportunity. The Azzurri moved to second place after a Paul Zimarino double gave them

Queens Park brush Fremantle aside

Tia Stonehill scored twice as Queens Park ran out 5-1 winners over Fremantle City during their Women’s Premier League Round 13 clash at Coker Park on Sunday. Queens Park’s other goals came from Jaime-Lee Gale, Sadie Lawrence and an Issy

Gold Fields duo scoop NYC awards

Two players’ from Football West’s Gold Fields State teams scooped individual awards at this year’s Westfield National Youth Championships for Girls at Coffs Harbour, NSW. Tijan McKenna won the Under 14 Player of the Tournament award while Alix Davies was

John wants recognition for State veterans

With Chelsea’s third visit to Western Australia well under way, we’ve been looking at players who were involved in the State squad when the Blues last came over 44 years ago. We conclude our series with a chat to a

Chelsea stars arrive in Perth

Chelsea’s visit to Perth moved to another level on Friday with head coach Maurizio Sarri and star players Cesc Fabregas and David Luiz appearing at a media conference at Optus Stadium. The team arrived after a 16-hour direct flight from

Gulls look to avoid Glory repeat

Sorrento have the task of halting Perth Glory’s charge at the top of the National Premier Leagues WA table when the teams meet at Percy Doyle Reserve on Saturday afternoon. John Gibson’s free-scoring side are five points clear and a

Rovers charity day raises $10,000

A charity day held by Shamrock Rovers FC last month raised more than $10,000 in the fight against breast cancer. The Go Pink For Linda day was held at Harold Rossiter Reserve on June 23, to coincide with Rovers’ State

Another award for West Aussie Kerr

Samantha Kerr’s exceptional year in international football continued on Thursday (WST) when she was honoured with an award at the 2018 ESPY Awards held in Los Angeles, California. The ESPY (Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly) Awards, held annually, recognise individual

How ‘non-footballer’ Mickey played the Blues

Chelsea will undertake their third visit to Western Australia later today and a clash against Perth Glory next Monday. To mark the occasion we caught up with key figures from the WA State team from 1974, the last time the

WA youngsters enjoy Chelsea expertise

Football West and the Chelsea Foundation have been running a series of workshops this week in the lead-up the Chelsea’s glamour friendly match against Perth Glory at Optus Stadium next week. On Tuesday Chelsea coaches, led by Chelsea Foundation Senior International

Goldfields State U15 team named

The Goldfields State Under 15 squad which will play in the Jinshan International Youth Football Championship in China next month has been named. More than 60 players tried out for the squad over five trials. Eight teams from across from

Saint John recalls his Chelsea reunion

Chelsea’s glamour friendly against Perth Glory at Optus Stadium next Monday night will be the third time the Londoners have visited WA. The first was in May 1965, the fifth of a 10-match tour in which Chelsea beat the West

Register for female-only referee course

UPDATE: The are just a few places available for Football West’s female-only referee course this month, which is part of the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural  Industries’ Young Sports Leaders program. The FFA Referee Level 4 course, for

Redbacks leave it late again

Shawn Billam’s 91st-minute equaliser salvaged a 2-2 draw for the Northern Redbacks against Fremantle City during their Women’s Premier League Round 12 clash at Wauhop Park on Sunday. This was the third game in a row that Redbacks have scored

Jackson double brings Armadale cup glory

Chris Jackson was the two-goal hero as Armadale clinched their first major silverware on Saturday when they beat Gwelup Croatia 2-0 in the Belt Up Cup Final at Dorrien Gardens. The Englishman struck early in the first half, collecting a

Chelsea FC to deliver coaching workshops across Perth

In conjunction with Chelsea FC’s visit to Perth to play Perth Glory on Monday, July 23, Chelsea Foundation coaches will also be travelling to deliver workshops and clinics to schools and clubs across the Perth metropolitan region.

Crash mum backs Belt Up message

Saturday’s Belt Up Cup Final marks a new chapter for Football West’s showpiece knockout competition. Both Armadale and Gwelup Croatia, who will meet at Dorrien Gardens, are aiming for a maiden State Cup victory. And it is the first year

Armadale and Gwelup battle for Belt Up Cup

Gwelup Croatia are hoping a win over Armadale in Saturday’s Belt Up Cup Final at Dorrien Gardens will aid their preparation for their 2018 FFA Cup clash against Adelaide Comets.

Gold Fields State Teams head to National Youth Championships

WA’s Girls Under 14 and Under 15 Gold Fields State Teams were presented with their 2018 kits on Monday, July 9, ahead of their trip to Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, next week for the Football Federation Australia’s National Youth Championships.

Kingsley get act together to beat UWA

Kingsley kept the pressure on the top of the table with a 5-1 win against UWA-Nedlands in the Belt Up Amateur Premier Division at UWA Sports Park on Sunday.   Sean Johnson and Lee Thomas got Kingsley off to a good

Leaders Queens Park held at Balcatta

Queens Park dropped points for just the third time this season after being held 2-2 by Balcatta in their Women’s Premier League Round 12 clash at Grindleford Reserve on Sunday. After Ashleigh Panaia put Balcatta ahead, two quick goals from

Gwelup beat rivals Dianella 2-0

A solid performance from Gwelup Croatia saw them edge out Dianella White Eagles 2-0 in an entertaining encounter at Dianella Reserve on Saturday afternoon. The win on the road against their fierce rivals extended Gwelup’s lead at the top of

Coyne challenges Bayswater to turn the tide

Perth Glory can land a telling blow to Bayswater City’s hopes of back-to-back NPL WA titles when the sides meet at Frank Drago Reserve on Saturday. With seven matches of the season remaining and three points separating leaders Glory and

West Aussie Aquino makes Young Matildas debut

West Australian goalkeeper Morgan Aquino kept a clean sheet on her debut for the Westfield Young Matildas, who built on their opening group match win over Malaysia by defeating Timor Leste 9-0 in their second Group A fixture of the

Outdoor football fees

Football Federation Australia has informed Football West there will be an increase in the National Registration Fee for outdoor football for the 2019 season. The increase will be the first since 2013 and is as follows: • Juniors – $14.00

West Aussie goes viral at World Cup

A West Australian who is in Russia to watch the World Cup has become a social media hit. Martin Leeson, who lives in Geraldton, was filmed in a Moscow bar packed with Colombian supporters as he celebrated England’s penalty shoot-out

Slick Persebaya entertain in the rain

The touring Persebaya Under 19 side turned on the style at a rain-lashed Walter Padbury Park on Monday night as they ran out comfortable winners against a game Gold Fields State Under 15 outfit. The WA XI, playing together for

MATCH WRAP: Title race tightens up

Perth Glory missed the opportunity to stretch their lead at the top of the NPL WA table to four points after they conceded a late equaliser against Floreat Athena on Sunday. John Gibson’s side looked well set to extend their

FFA Cup dates confirmed

The dates for the FFA Cup’s Round of 32 matches have been confirmed with Football West sides Gwelup Croatia and Armadale learning when they will play their games. State League Division One side Gwelup will host NPL South Australia outit

Webb the last-gasp hero for Redbacks

Supersub Casey Webb’s last-minute strike gave the Northern Redbacks a 3-2 win over Balcatta in Round 11 of the Women’s Premier League on Sunday. With the game seemingly heading for a draw, Webb popped up at the back post to

Fremantle grab unlikely draw against UWA

Fremantle City somehow snatched a 2-2 draw with UWA-Nedlands in an amazing finish at the UWA Sporting Fields. All four goals in the State League Division One stalemate came in the final 13 minutes with UWA’s two goals in 90

Indonesian side start with win

The Persebaya Under-19 football team won the first match on their eight-day tour of Perth today when they took on Lynwood Senior High School Under-15s. WA Governement Minister for Asian Engagement Bill Johnston joined Football West CEO James Curtis, City

Ashley wants more bite from Lions

Stirling Lions coach Keegan Ashley says it’s “dog eat dog” in the fight to stay in the National Premier Leagues WA. The Lions host ECU Joondalup on Saturday with only goal difference keeping them out of the bottom three. They

NPL WA promotion criteria

The following sides have met an eligibility criteria for promotion from State League Division One to the National Premier Leagues WA, which required the requisite number of teams in the Junior Boys League by May 2, 2018: Joondalup City Fremantle

Gosnells Street Football launched

The Gosnells Street Football program was launched this week. Around 20 youngsters attended the Langford Recreation Centre on Monday night. The program will run every Monday night until July 16 and Football West Inclusive Development Officer Elmi Ali invited local

Persebaya team arrive for WA tour

The Persebaya Under-19 team arrived in Perth today to kick off their eight-day tour of WA. This will be the first leg of a two-way exchange with the Football West Gold Fields State Team travelling to Indonesia in 2019. Football

Football West to host Indonesia tour

UPDATE: Football West is delighted to announce that an Indonesian football team will undertake an eight-day tour of Western Australia, commencing this week. This will be the first leg of a two-way exchange with the Football West Gold Fields State

WA youngster Warland signs for Fulham

Former Football West State player Riley Warland is celebrating after signing with English Premier League side Fulham. The Quinns Rock youngster, who doesn’t turn 16 until next week, joined the west London club overnight. His mother Lou put out a

Socceroos out of World Cup

Australia’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ dream is over with the Socceroos falling 2-0 to Peru in their final Group C game. Elsewhere, Denmark and France played out a scoreless draw as both sides progressed through to the Round of 16.

FFA Cup: Armadale thrilled at Cairns trip, Gwelup home to Comets

Armadale landed a dream FFA Cup away trip to Cairns FC when the draw for the national Round of 32 was made today. Coach John O’Reilly, captain Billy Quinncroft and the rest of the NPL WA squad couldn’t contain their

All on the line for the Socceroos

Only a win will do for the Socceroos against Peru in Sochi if they are any chance of making the knockout phase of the 2018 FIFA World Cup™. Bert van Marwijk’s men were unlucky not to get all three points

MATCH WRAP: Rampant Glory go top

Irrepressible Perth Glory stormed to the top of the National Premier Leagues WA table on Saturday with another demonstration of their firepower. The league’s top scorers won 5-3 away to ECU Joondalup and it is now 55 goals from 18

Queens Park thrash NTC in cup

Queens Park produced a clinical display, scoring at will in a 7-1 win over Football West NTC Women to book their spot in the Women’s State Cup third round. Goals to Katrina Jukic (2), Saddie Lawrence, Bec Bennet, Nikki Campbell,

Check mate! Hero Heagney wins derby for Gwelup

A late goal from substitute David Heagney has seen Gwelup Croatia cement first place on the State League Division One table as they defeated Western Knights 2-1 in round 11 at Croatia Sporting Complex on Saturday. Winger Noah Shamaki scored the

Kingsley too good for Kingsway in cup

A dominant Kingsley display saw them run out 3-0 winners over Olympic Kingsway in the Belt up. Amateur Cup on Saturday night at Kingsway Reserve. Jayden Drummond and David Ashworth handed Kingsley the lead heading into the break before Drummond

How the Socceroos can qualify: Group C equation

Australia’s 1-1 draw with Denmark in Samara last night means the Socceroos are still in the hunt to qualify from Group C. WRAP: Socceroos still alive after thrilling draw with Denmark READ: What’s next for the Socceroos? WATCH: Bert van Marwijk’s post-match press

Aussies go nose to nose with Danes

The Socceroos remain alive at the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ after coming from behind to draw 1-1 with Denmark in Samara on Thursday night. In another rousing performance in Russia, the Socceroos – again featuring West Australians Trent Sainsbury and

VIDEO: Ian Ferguson on life at Quinns

Former Perth Glory coach and Glasgow Rangers great Ian Ferguson on his new role at Football West State League Division Two side Quinns FC. He also talks about the rise of Socceroos defender Josh Risdon, Steven Gerrard’s move to Rangers

West Aussie Aquino in Young Matildas squad

West Australian goalkeeper Morgan Aquino has been named in a 23-player Westfield Young Matildas squad to compete in the 2018 ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Women’s Championship to be held in Indonesia between 30 June and 13 July. Aquino impressed at

Black eye, split lip and and Sam’s crucial switch

Westfield Matildas star Sam Kerr has outlined one of the defining moments of her childhood, which set her on the path to becoming one of world football’s most feared attackers. Growing up in a sports-mad family in Perth, it wasn’t

How Graham Arnold turned around laid-back Trent

Renowned for a relaxed demeanour that once threatened his international career, Trent Sainsbury had the heat turned up on him at Central Coast Mariners. Graham Arnold made sure of that. On and off the pitch. As the man who gave

MATCH WRAP: Glory now one point off the top

Bayswater City’s lead at the top of the National Premier Leagues WA table is down to a single point with nine rounds to play. Perth Glory’s 6-1 hammering of Forrestfield United on Saturday brought them to within striking distance of