Western United has confirmed a significant milestone, locking in a finals berth in its inaugural season in the Liberty A-League Women.
The Green and Black entered the competition with sights set on being competitive from the outset, and the staff and players have done just that.
Not only has United confirmed its place in the post-season, it has also gone one step further and ensured a spot in the top two places on the table which will give the side a double chance in the Finals Series.
It marks an outstanding achievement for the Club and is the product of the hard work and dedication that has put into the Club’s women’s program from even before the Liberty A-League licence was confirmed.
Women’s Football Manager Amanda Stella and Head Coach Mark Torcaso have put together a squad filled with a mix of young talents and experienced stars, all making Western United one of the most exciting teams to watch this season.
The dream began all the way back on November 19 when Western United played its first ever game in the competition, taking on Melbourne Victory in front of a packed out crowd in the West at City Vista Pavilion and Sports Field.
Jessica McDonald etched her name into history as the scorer of United’s first Liberty A-League goal as the Green and Black came away with a 1-0 win on an historic afternoon.
That was the first of seven straight wins to start the season which put Torcaso’s side on the front foot immediately.
Stunning comebacks and showings of resilience became United’s identity, coming from behind to beat Adelaide United and Perth Glory while claiming major scalps over Melbourne City and Sydney FC.
Big wins against Canberra United and Newcastle Jets have followed, taking United through to a thrilling Premiership race heading into the final two weeks of the season.
United returns home for its last two regular season games against Canberra and Western Sydney Wanderers with the Premier’s Plate and home advantage in the finals still in sight.
Western United’s supporters have been immense for the team throughout the season and will be crucial again as the Green and Black goes in search of two more memorable results before embarking on its Liberty A-League Finals Series journey.