ALW Preview: Perth v City

Just one game remains before Finals for our City Women, with the 2023/24 A-League Women’s season set to go down to the final hours.

We’ll play our final match away to Perth Glory on Sunday evening, although plenty of eyes will also be on the game played before us earlier in the day.

Here’s what’s on the line this Sunday!

A night to remember in WA?

While it isn’t entirely up to us, things could all set up perfectly for a memorable night in Perth.

Our Premiership hopes remain alive ahead of the final day of the season this Sunday, currently sitting 2nd on the table with one game to come.

While we gear up for a huge final match of our season, City fans will for sure have one eye on the Sydney FC/Melbourne Victory match-up that kicks off two hours prior.

It remains a simple equation for us, we’ll need that match to end in either a draw or a Victory win to give us a chance to play for the Premier’s Plate.

Should that happen, a win over Perth will be required for us to lift the plate for the third time in our history.

If Sydney do get the win we’ll finish second on the table regardless of our result, progressing directly to the two-legged Semi Finals.

Finishing the season strongly

After beginning the season in great form and going undefeated through six games (5W, 1D), we have a great chance to finish it in similarly good form.

We saw some mid-season hiccups but have recovered well to not concede in our last three fixtures (2W, 1D) and now have the chance to make it back-to-back wins to finish the season.

Regardless of the permutations by the time kick-off roles around, our City Women will be looking to end the regular season on a high note and build some momentum to carry into Finals.

Making up for last time

We’ve already faced Perth once so far this season, facing off at the unique venue of Genis Steel Stadium in Preston back in December.

That fixture was our only loss in our first 11 games and also remains our equal biggest defeat this season to date.

Put into context it was certainly not as disappointing a result as it seems, with a number of star players missing or not at 100% due to only returning from international duty a day prior.

Millie Farrow starred for the Glory netting a hattrick, but they were the only three chances a relatively inexperienced City defence allowed for the whole 90 minutes.

This time around it’s likely to be a far stronger City outfit, so Vidosic will be hoping to see a largely different result come Sunday evening.

Fixture Details

A-League Women: Round 22

Perth Glory v Melbourne City FC

Sunday 31 March, 6:30pm KO (AEDT)

Macedonia Park

Live on 10play and Paramount+