Phoenix suffer first loss.

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Three second half goals gave the South West Phoenix their first loss of the season yesterday, when they were defeated by the Dianella White Eagles at the Hay Park Multisports Pavilion.

In what was a tight first half, neither team was able to get on the scoreboard, despite both sides having their chance.

The clash was fiery, with a number of yellow cards handed out throughout the game.

Without a goal at half-time, the Phoenix needed to come out strong, but a mix-up between goalkeeper Adam Guthridge and former Eagle Dejan Stojanovic cost them, as an opportunistic Dianella striker pounced on the mistake and hit the back of the net.

From here the Phoenix seemingly lost the plot, with midfield turnovers constantly putting their defence under pressure.

A well-timed cross gave the Eagles their second goal, while with just minutes remaining, a brilliant effort from a Dianella striker put the result beyond doubt, as the Phoenix would go on to lose 3-0.

This was the first loss for the Phoenix, having drawn one-all with Rockingham City in round one and defeating Joondalup City 3-1 last weekend.

Phoenix goalkeeper Adam Guthridge clears the ball.
Camera IconPhoenix goalkeeper Adam Guthridge clears the ball.
Phoenix midfielder Corey Barclay takes control of the ball.
Camera IconPhoenix midfielder Corey Barclay takes control of the ball.
Phoenix defender Dejan Stojanovic takes control of the ball.
Camera IconPhoenix defender Dejan Stojanovic takes control of the ball.
Phoenix defender Fraser Healy takes control of the ball.
Camera IconPhoenix defender Fraser Healy takes control of the ball.
Phoenix wing James McCleary assesses his options.
Camera IconPhoenix wing James McCleary assesses his options.
Phoenix striker Lee Stewart takes on two Eagles defenders.
Camera IconPhoenix striker Lee Stewart takes on two Eagles defenders.
Phoenix striker Lee Stewart takes a shot at goal.
Camera IconPhoenix striker Lee Stewart takes a shot at goal.
Phoenix striker Lee Stewart takes a shot at goal.
Camera IconPhoenix striker Lee Stewart takes a shot at goal.
Phoenix midfielder Nicolla Gazzola looks for a long option.
Camera IconPhoenix midfielder Nicolla Gazzola looks for a long option.
Phoenix midfielder Nicolla Gazzola takes on an Eagles' defender.
Camera IconPhoenix midfielder Nicolla Gazzola takes on an Eagles' defender.
Phoenix defender Ryan Stewart looks for an option.
Camera IconPhoenix defender Ryan Stewart looks for an option.
Phoenix defender Ryan Stewart clears the ball.
Camera IconPhoenix defender Ryan Stewart clears the ball.

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