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W-League: Perth returns to the top

11 November 2012-AAP

W-League Kate Gill Perth Glory Newcastle Jets

Hat-trick... Perth Glory's Kate Gill lead her side to a 6-1 victory over Newcastle Jets. (Getty Images)

Perth Glory returned to the W-League summit with a stunning 6-1 win over Newcastle Jets, as Sydney FC and Canberra United were both denied wins.

Inspired by its Matildas quartet, Glory was in commanding form in Newcastle, with Kate Gill leading the way hitting a second-half hat-trick.

Another former Jets player Lisa De Vanna, also found the back of the net, as did Collette McCallum.

The fourth member of Glory's national team contingent, Aivi Luik, made a strong contribution on her Glory debut, after six months out through a hamstring injury.

Melbourne Victory, motivated by its male counterpart in the A-League 24 hours earlier, inflicted further pain on rival Sydney FC with a late 2-1 win, its first against the side in the five seasons of the W-League.

Sydney dominated lengthy chunks of its encounter at Leichhardt but, after spurning numerous goal scoring opportunities, was undone as Laura Spiranovic grabbed the winner nine minutes from full-time.

Spiranovic, sister of Socceroos defender Matt, bagged her first W-League goal through a set up from captain Stephanie Catley, who also laid on Victory's opener for Amy Jackson.

Sydney, missing defender Ellyse Perry through hamstring soreness, created a hatful of chances in the first half and eventually drew level through an Alanna Kennedy header.

The defeat comes at an inopportune time for the Sky Blues who will be without five key personnel over the coming fortnight, with Sam Kerr, Caitlin Foord, Kyah Simon, Kennedy and Perry all out on Matildas duty.

Reigning champion Canberra United enjoyed plenty of opportunities, but had to make do with a share of the spoils in a 1-1 draw in its maiden meeting with new club Western Sydney Wanderers.

Teigen Allen sent the Wanderers into half-time with the lead, but Canberra drew level through Caitlin Munoz on 73 minutes.

The goal maintained a remarkable run for the defending champion with all nine of its goals this season coming after the 70th minute mark.

Two-time champion Brisbane Roar round out the top four after an impressive 2-0 win at Adelaide United on Saturday.

The match marked the return of Brisbane's Elise Kellond-Knight, following a 12-month injury absence, with the full back scoring from the penalty spot in the second half, after Amy Chapman opened Roar's account early on.

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