Big crowds for W-League

A record crowd highlighted Saturday’s action in the Westfield W-League as Sydney FC and Perth Glory retained their grip on top spot, while two-time champions Brisbane Roar returned to the winner’s circle.

A goal in each half from Jasmyne Spencer and Amy Harrison proved enough for Sydney FC to outlast Western Sydney Wanderers in an action-packed contest.

A crowd of 3,084 attended Marconi Stadium in Sydney to achieve the highest attendance for a regular-season Westfield W-League match (other than Hyundai A-League double-headers).

Brisbane also enjoyed a strong turnout amid a carnival atmosphere at Perry Park as the Roar saw off Newcastle Jets 3-1 on the back of a Hayley Raso double.

Perth Glory remain perfect after three matches with a tough 3-1 win at home over Adelaide United.

The final match of the weekend will see Canberra United seeking a win to make it a three-way tie at the summit when they host reigning champions Melbourne Victory in a potentially epic match-up. Sunday’s match will be broadcast live on ABC TV at 3pm nationally.

Western Sydney Wanderers 0 def by Sydney FC 2 (Jasmyne Spencer 12’, Amy Harrison 60’)

Perth Glory 3 (Elisa D’Ovidio 45’, Sam Kerr 56’, Kate Gill 59’) def Adelaide United 1 (Lisa-Marie Woods 46’)

Brisbane Roar 3 (Emily Gielnik 10, Hayley Raso 28’, 51’) def Newcastle Jets 1 (Rhali Dobson 77’)