The South West Firebirds’ incredible unbeaten stretch in the Hyundai women’s State league came to an end at home on Sunday, after they were beaten 2-0 by fellow title aspirants Sorrento.
For more than two years prior to defeat, the Firebirds — an undisputed powerhouse within South West representative sport — were undefeated, with their high-octane brand of soccer resulting in a hefty catalogue of formidable results.
However the Gulls were in no mood to be charitable at Onside Sports Stadium, with two goals either side of half-time from Jessica Santich and skipper Jodie Brough ultimately securing a famous away win.
Despite dropping to second on the table, Stephen Suttie’s side remain red-hot favourites to claim the title — given the fact they have multiple games in hand over present league leaders UWA Nedlands and the Gulls.
In State league division two action, the South West Phoenix’s home match against Morley Windmills on Saturday was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.