Phoenix come from behind to keep season alive

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The South West Phoenix’s season is well and truly back on track after a 2-1 win over Joondalup United at WML Stadium on Saturday.

The victory was the South West team’s third-straight and fifth for the season, with nine games left in the year.

The Phoenix’s hard work in the middle of the pitch paid off in a tight game.

Things looked bad when the Phoenix went 1-0 down early, but Jayden Prosser equalised not long after when he beat Joondalup’s keeper in a one-on-one situation.

Phoenix captain Michael Farmer then scored the winner in the second half after a shot from Lee Stewart was deflected by the goalkeeper and fell at Farmer’s feet for him to put in the back of the net.

The Phoenix could have won by more, but for a missed penalty and a number of wasted opportunities.

Coach Tony Novello said the players were starting to believe in the style they were trying to play.

“A win is a win, we now just have to take it a week at a time,” he said.

Phoenix host Fremantle City at WML Stadium from 3pm on Saturday.

The fifth-placed Fremantle have won one more game than the Phoenix who won 4-1 the last time the two teams met.

Novello said if his side gave 100 per cent, they could get a fourth-straight win this weekend.

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