Champions South West Phoenix sign off with win
South West Phoenix wrapped up their unbeaten title-winning season with a 2-0 win over UWA Nedlands, a result which denied their opponents second place in the Women’s State League.
Phoenix, who lifted the trophy for the second successive year after the game, were ahead on five minutes thanks to Carrie Caffrey’s penalty.
With Sorrento’s season completed, UWA needed only a draw to finish runners-up. However, it was Phoenix who got the crucial second when Lara Graham struck just after the hour.
ECU Joondalup were already assured of fourth spot but they were unable to finish the season on a high, going down 2-0 to Perth AFC. Amanda Smith scored both goals in the first half.
Armadale and Gwelup drew 1-1 at Alfred Skeet Reserve. Coreena Whyte scored the opener for Armadale, with Gabriella Saraceni equalising after half-time.
Women’s Amateur League champions Fremantle City (Black) showed no sign of letting up as they won 7-0 at ECU Joondalup.
Meghan Layton, Alice Vandermeiren and Jessica Mitchell scored two apiece, with Ashlee Byrne getting the other.
Second-place Hamersley Rovers went down 3-1 to Northern Redbacks despite Ella Kerman’s early penalty.
Dareskadar Tamru, Sara Kifayatullah and Sienna Stepien replied for Redbacks, who will overtake Rovers if they win their game in hand.
Curtin University, who are third, won 4-0 at Balga. Soraya Sadiqi, Deborah Ellis, Bronnen Lucas and Samara Riches were the scorers.
Fremantle City (Maroon) matched their sister team by scoring seven. Maja Archibald scored a hat-trick in the 7-2 defeat of Ellenbrook United.
In contrast, there was only one goal at UWA Sports Park as UWA Nedlands edged Forrestfield United 1-0. Niamh Gustavino got the goal.