Emily Condon once again proved to be the architect of Perth Glory Women’s heartache after scoring back-to-back winners to propel Adelaide United Women into equal second on the table.
The Reds beat the Glory just five days earlier thanks to a late Condon penalty at Marden Sports Complex and was on hand to inflict more misery for the Glory with a superb back-post header in the 74th minute to lift Adelaide to a 2-1 triumph.
It was Condon’s 10th career goal in the Westfield W-League with United, while Fiona Worts bagged her maiden goal for the Club, having initially opened the scoring.
Condon was thrilled with the victory and delighted to atone for earlier squandering a golden chance in the first-half after rounding the goalkeeper.
“I’m just so, so thankful we got that goal in the end,” Condon told Fox Sports after the game.
“Obviously I missed that sitter in the first-half, so I think I had to try and redeem myself which I did.
“So I’m just very happy with the overall team performance and just really happy to get the win.”
The 22-year-old is not renowned for scoring goals with her head and Condon was quick to credit the cross from Mallory Weber, who grabbed her second assist of the game.
“It was a pretty good ball, it was to my head on a platter,” she said.
“So all I had to do was really make the connection and it went in, so I’m used to the ball at the feet but if it’s on the platter the head can get it in.”
It was a dominant performance from the midfielder, who orchestrated the tempo and always looked to play forward and maintain pressure on the hosts.
In addition to scoring, she boasted a 90% passing accuracy rating, created three chances, had two shots and won five duels.
“I felt like I did have a lot of space,” she said.
“Obviously you’ve just got to be aware of the defenders around you.
“But obviously having the space gives you the confidence to drive forward and take players on.
“Even in the second-half at the top of the box I felt confident driving forward and taking on players.”
Next match details:
Game date: Thursday, 21 January vs Melbourne City Women
Westfield W-League 2020/21 – Round 5
Kick-off 6.35pm ACDT
Gates open 5.35pm ACDT
Venue: Marden Sports Complex
Broadcast: Fox Sports
Stream: Kayo Sports, MyFootball Live App