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Phoenix draw closer to title
Football West News
South West Phoenix can secure the Women’s State League Division One title this Sunday if they beat Port Kennedy at WML Stadium.
Phoenix’s 2-2 draw with Sorrento has them sitting six points clear of the Gulls and second-place UWA Nedlands with three rounds of the season to play.
Sorrento led twice at Percy Doyle Reserve but were pegged back on both occasions by a Phoenix side unbeaten since their Round Two reverse to the Gulls.
So superior is Phoenix’s goal difference over their rivals that one win from their final three games will all but confirm them as deserved champions.
Like Sorrento, UWA were unable to close the gap as they were held 0-0 by Perth AFC.
ECU Joondalup were awarded their game against Port Kennedy on a forfeit, while elsewhere it rained goals.
Emily Harrison, Lisa Cunningham, Grainne Gallagher, Laura Dunworth and Tara Garrood all scored as Stirling Lions won 5-0 at Gosnells City.
Armadale did even better, putting seven past Balga. Erica Buccella was the star, scoring four, with Kirsty Woods (2) and Adele Hitchenor also on target in the 7-1 win.
And second bottom Gwelup Croatia enjoyed their best result of the season, a 3-2 win away to Mandurah City.
The end to the Women’s Amateur League cannot come quickly enough for Balga, who are still without a point.
Their latest heavy loss came at Northern Redbacks, for whom Tiahna Atkins scored eight in a 17-0 win. Lidia Jones (4), Siena Crevacore (3) and Madelyn Atkins (2) got the others.
Redbacks remain three points behind leaders Fremantle City, who will expect to run up a big score against Balga next week.
Freo had to settle for a 1-1 draw against Curtin University this week. Deborah Ellis gave Curtin the lead just before half-time, with Jess Mitchell levelling after the break.
Doubles from Lucinda Grey and Ashley Harling helped UWA Nedlands to a 5-0 win over Subiaco.