South West Phoenix Firebirds claim 2-0 win over Port Kennedy

Fever pitch: Firebirds' players Lucy Scott and Katie McDermott went up against Port Kennedy on Sunday afternoon. The Firebirds will contend with UWA this weekend. Photos: Supplied.
Fever pitch: Firebirds' players Lucy Scott and Katie McDermott went up against Port Kennedy on Sunday afternoon. The Firebirds will contend with UWA this weekend. Photos: Supplied.

The South West Phoenix Firebirds made it two wins from two games, with a 2-0 victory at Port Kennedy on Sunday.

A welcome clean sheet, plus a goal each from Eleanor Coventry and captain Lucy Scott, ensures that the Firebirds will keep their 100 per cent record at the start of the season.

The Firebirds went into the game missing Kashia King and Grace Miller.

Similarly to last week, the team was slow to get going.

The small pitch and blustery conditions made life difficult, and time on the ball was hard to come by.

The first half saw a lack of goal-mouth action, as both defences snuffed out openings.

Scott was expected to cause problems for Port Kennedy, and did so during the second half.

A classic counter-attack from the Firebirds began with powerhouse Asha McClurg making a last-ditch challenge to prevent Port Kennedy from taking a shot on goal.

McClurg then started the Firebirds' move which went to Sheedy, Griffiths, and then onto Scott.

Starting at half way, Scott burst down the line before cutting inside and unleashing an unstoppable shot from 18 yards to give the Firebirds a 1-0 lead.

The team doubled its margin soon after, when Scott laid Eliza Griffiths' cross into the path of Coventry who fired a powerful shot into the net from the top of the box.

The two goals were enough to seal the game for the Firebirds, who had their back line to thank for keeping Port Kennedy at bay.

The Firebirds kicked off their 2019 season campaign with a 4-2 win over last year's runners-up, Wanneroo City, in Round One.

The side now faces a tough assignment when they host UWA at WML Stadium this Sunday afternoon.

The Firebirds will be without their leading scorer (Coventry), who will miss the next two matches.

Last weekend, the South West Phoenix Junior teams travelled up the coast before taking on Subiaco AFC.

Phoenix's Under 13s came away with a 1-1 draw, before the U14s claimed a resounding 5-2 victory.

Following the U15s' 0-0 draw, the Phoenix's U16s suffered a heart-breaking 0-1 loss.

All four teams will return to the field this weekend.

Wins for Bunbury United, Hay Park

Bunbury United's men's premier side earned a tight 2-1 win over South West Phoenix in Round Three of the South West Soccer Association's 2019 season.

The round also saw Dalyellup defeat Hay Park 4-1, Dynamos obliterate Dunsborough 7-0, and Busselton kick six goals to two against Australind.

Hay Park's men's reserves claimed a 3-0 win over Dalyellup, before Dunsborough overcame Dynamos 2-1 and Busselton thumped Australind 7-0.

In the ladies' premier competition, Hay Park edged out Australind 5-4 after Dynamos cruised to a commendable 4-0 victory over Football Margaret River.

Busselton put six unanswered goals past a depleted Dunsborough line-up.

Blackwood's ladies' reserves scored a 3-0 win over Hay Park, Australind beat out Collie 2-1, and Dalyellup thrashed Geographe 4-1.

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