Round 7 of the Westfield W-League was action packed as the Lady Reds ended Perth Glory’s winning streak by defeating them 1-0 at Adelaide Shores Football Centre on Saturday.
The Lady Reds showed why you can't go by the ladder, winning their second game of the season in a match that saw them dominate the strong Glory.
The match started at an intense pace as both teams looked to press high. It was the Lady Reds import Katrine Pederson who started the action after having a free kick from 20 yards out, unfortunately being denied by the post.
Lady Reds keeper Melissa Barbieri was also kept busy as Gabrielle Marzano found space and time to deliver a stinging shot but the veteran proved her worth and continued to keep a clean sheet.
At half time the score read 0-0 however the deadlock was broken soon after as Lady Reds skipper Kristy Moore pounced on a placed ball with brilliant timing, using her pace and agility to beat Perth Glory keeper Mackenzie Arnold.
Glory didn't give in and looked to get the game on equal terms. It was Marzano again who was causing havoc but ultimately the Glory were unable to break down a strong Lady Reds defence.
For the Lady Reds, it's a short turnaround as they face the in form Melbourne Victory on Wednesday the 29th at Adelaide Shores Football Centre, kick-off 7:00pm.
Adelaide United 1 (Kristy Moore 61’)
Perth Glory 0
Saturday 25 October 2014
Adelaide Shores Football Centre, Adelaide
Local kick-off: 2.30pm
Referee: Kirralee Andruschak
Adelaide United: Melissa Barbieri (gk), Monique Iannella, Danielle Brogan, Katrine Pedersen, Emily Condon (Alexandra Chidiac 83’), Lisa-Marie Woods, Isabel Hodgson, Daila-Tais Borg, Jenna McCormick, Katie Holtham (Tiarn Powell 83’), Kristy Moore
Substitutes – Sarah Willacy (gk), Dylan Holmes
Cautions – Kristy Moore 86’, Daila-Tais Borg 88’
Perth Glory: Mackenzie Arnold (gk), Sarah Carroll (Carys Hawkins 78’), Bronwyn Studman, Shannon May, Alanna Kennedy, Gabrielle Marzano, Shawn Billam (Elisa D’Ovidio 60’), Caitlin Foord, Kate Gill, Shelina Zadorsky, Marianna Tabain
Substitutes – Gabrielle Dal Busco (gk), Thia Eastham
Cautions – Sarah Carroll 11’, Kate Gill 33’