Westfield Matildas at Home: and then there were four

The final four in the Westfield W-League is locked in after Sydney FC claimed the Premier's Plate on Wednesday night. 

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Sydney won the game 2-1 and earned their first plate in a decade. A stunning Teresa Polias free kick in the first half and a Princess Ibini penalty in the second made sure the Sky Blues stayed in top spot. 

A late Kyra Cooney-Cross goal wasn't enough for Victory who finish the season in third spot. 

For Melbourne City, Perth Glory, and the Newcastle Jets, round 14 was their last hurrah in season 2020-21. 

City had a fairy tale ending for Rhali Dobson, earning a 2-1 win over the Glory. Dobson announced her retirement to care for her partner, Matt, who has been diagnosed with brain cancer. 

The former Westfield Matilda opened the scoring, with Alex Chidiac doubling the home's sides advantage. Patricia Charalambous' scored late in injury time but it was only a consolation. 

Dobson ended the game with a goal and a ring after Matt proposed post-game with the eyes of the world watching. 

Perth Glory ended their season with another defeat, this time at the hands of Melbourne Victory. 

Victory secured their finals spot putting six goals past Perth. Doubles to Melina Ayres and Kyra Cooney-Cross bookended goals to Claudia Bunge and Catherine Zimmerman. 

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The Sky Blues could have secured the Premier's Plate on Friday but could only play out a scoreless draw against Canberra United. The point was enough for the team in green to secure their finals dream and deny Adelaide theirs. 

Brisbane Roar's 3-0 win over the Jets was the perfect end to Clare Polkinghorne and Emily Gielnik's final games pending their moves to Sweden. 

Gielnik was once again on the score sheet, netting her 13th of the season. She also set up Kaitlyn Torpey's goal. While the departing Polkinghorne provided the assist for Mariel Hecher to score. The win ensured Brisbane would finish second and host a semi final.