Perth Glory will be relieved to be heading home for five games after their worst defeat of the W-League season, a 4-0 thumping by the unbeaten Brisbane Roar at Lions Stadium today. .
It will bring some stability to their disrupted season and coach Alex Epakis will have his full squad available after a number of players were unavailable to travel on their two-game road trip.
Glory, now without a win in five games, came off a short turnaround after losing 1-0 to Western Sydney Wanderers on Thursday.
Epakis said two games in four days after just three in three months had been a shock to the system.
“But we are building some resilience,” he said.
“I’m excited to see what we can do, what we can learn from this and hopefully we continue to grow as a squad.”
Two spectacular long range first-half goals from Olivia Chance and Emily Gielnik set second-placed Roar, who are on a five-game winning streak, on the path to victory.
Gielnik smashed home her second after the break and Larissa Crummer added the fourth.
Roar produced the first chance when Gielnek forced Glory goalkeeper Lily Alfeld into a great save but she had no chance when Chance fired home from outside the box.
Alfeld then let the ball slip through her hands when Gielnick sent home a spectacular effort from just over the half-way line to double the Roar lead.
She was almost caught out again when Winonah Heatley hit the cross bar with a long range effort, made amends with a fingertip save soon after but could do nothing to stop Gielnek and Crummer after the break.