Australia Westfield W-League
Brisbane Roar 1 - 0 Sydney
Terasa Polias (own goal) 32’
Brisbane have secured a Westfield W-League home semi-final with a closely-contested 1-0 own-goal victory over Sydney at Queensland Sport and Athletic Centre.
With the Sky Blues requiring a victory to leapfr og the Roar and take hosting rights for next week's semi between the two, the rivals went chance for chance through an exciting 90 minutes, and could only be separated by Terasa Polias' deflection into her own net in the 32nd minute.
Perth Glory 4 – 2 Newcastle Jets
Katarina Jukic 9’ (Perth Glory)
Carys Hawkins 63’ (Perth Glory)
Elisa Dovidio 72’ (Perth Glory)
Lisa De Vanna 76’ (Newcastle Jets)
Marianna Tabain 82’ (Perth Glory)
Alanna Kennedy 90’ (Newcastle Jets)
Newcastle Jets' Westfield W-League finals hopes came to an end with a shock 4-2 loss to Perth Glory at 6PR Stadium.
Going into the final round, the Jets needed to beat Perth and hope Adelaide United could complete an upset by taking the three points against Melbourne Victory, but goals to Katarina Jukic, Carys Hawkins, Elisa D'Ovidio and Marianna Tabain ensured Newcastle couldn't complete their end of the bargain.
Lisa De Vanna and Alanna Kennedy both scored late consolation goals for the visitors, who trailed 1-0 at the break before succumbing to a second half Glory onslaught in a heated and entertaining match.
Perth's second win of the season means they'll avoid the wooden spoon as long as Adelaide doesn't record an upset victory against Melbourne on Sunday.
Adelaide United 1 - 4 Melbourne Victory
Marijana Rajcic 21’ (Adelaide United)
Katrina Gorry 31’ (Melbourne Victory)
Ashley Brown 36’ (Melbourne Victory)
Caitlin Friend 45’ (Melbourne Victory)
Kendall Fletcher 90’ (Melbourne Victory)
Melbourne Victory will enter the Westfield W-League finals campaign on a high after torching Adelaide United 4-1 at windswept Burton Park.
After the Reds got on the board first through Marijana Rajcic, Melbourne replied with three first-half goals inside the space of 14 minutes - the last two seemingly unintentional, aided by a stiff north-westerly breeze - and a fourth in the dying seconds of the contest courtesy of Kendall Fletcher to transform a potential upset into a rout.
In terms of the composition of the finals, the result was academic for the visitors, who earlier had breathed a sigh of relief when nearest rival Newcastle Jets suffered an upset 4-2 loss to Perth Glory on Saturday.
That result ended Newcastle's finals prospects and secured Victory a second successive top-four berth and a knock-out clash with premiers Canberra.
But the weekend's results weren't so kind to the Lady Reds, who have snatched this season's wooden spoon from Perth's grasp as a result of the two final-round outcomes.