W-League: Montemurro praises ninth straight win


Head coach Joe Montemurro lauded his side’s performance on Sunday afternoon as Melbourne City FC defeated Perth Glory Women following a four goal second half.

City overcame 60 minutes worth of stubborn resistance, netting four times within the last half-an-hour to win its ninth straight game of the season.

That result saw the Club equal the competition’s longest winning streak as three points next week would see Montemurro’s girls seal the 2015-16 Westfield W-League premiership.

“I mean some teams are doing it well and you’ve got to pay respects to that and it’s just a matter of us being patient and have the ability to break them down and when it comes,” Montemurro said.

“We are trained for it, we are working for it and it’s happening on game day.”

“It’s nice to always create a little bit of history for the Club and we take each game as it goes,” he said commented on City’s winning streak.



Looking ahead to next week’s game against Brisbane, the 46-year-old said a win would allow his side to commence preparations ahead of the finals.

Nothing short of victory would see City wrap up the Premier’s Plate with two games to spare.

“Next week mathematically we will, it’ll be a nice Christmas present for the girls,” he said.

“It’ll be preparations for the finals. Obviously finals are a different story so we need to now start preparing for those knockout games so effectively if we can do what need to do next week then obviously we will start preparing for a finals mentality.”

“It will be another tough test against Brisbane away on the Gold Coast. They just beat Sydney so they’ll be some pretty tough resistance.”

Despite sitting eight points clear of the competition and undefeated after 10 rounds, the 46-year-old conceded that he could not have predicted his side’s dominance in its debut campaign.

City has netted on 31 occasions in 2015, conceding only three goals and maintaining seven clean sheets.

“No,” Montemurro said when asked if he thought his side would be as commanding as it is.

“I thought that we would be a very good team and we’d play good football. “

“That was the first mantra that I wanted to introduce – that some crowds would come out here and see a really good spectacle of women’s football and the ability for us to be scoring goals and to be transferring what we are doing on the training track to games – I think its really special.”

“I hope that women’s football has been really showcased by these great players and the football that we are playing.”