Sam Kerr says she had no idea she was about to break the all-time Westfield W-League goal-scoring record before writing her name into the competition’s history books on Thursday night.
Kerr became the league’s leading scorer after her brace in Perth Glory’s big win over Western Sydney Wanderers, taking her overall tally to 65, overtaking Adelaide United’s Michelle Heyman.
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In the process, the 25-year-old also became the player with the most goals for a single club, with 52 now for Glory eclipsing Heyman’s 51 goals for Canberra United.
“Anytime you break a record it’s a huge achievement and something I’m really proud of,” Kerr told www.w-league.com.au.
“I didn’t know that coming into the game.
“Maybe the first half looked like I knew because I wasn’t playing that well but it’s obviously a proud moment and something I’ll look back on for the rest of my career.”
The victory took Glory to the top of the Westfield W-League ladder, although Melbourne Victory has two games in hand on the Western Australian club.
Glory take on Victory in the final round of the season next weekend.
For Kerr and Perth, the three points were huge and increase the likelihood of a top-four finish, after missing the Finals Series last season.
On an individual note, Kerr has also extended her lead at the top of the Golden Boot standings with 12 for the campaign, three ahead of Adelaide United’s Veronica Latsko and Sydney FC star Caitlin Foord.
After finishing as the leading scorer in the Westfield W-League last season, Kerr is in the box seat to repeat the feat in 2018/19.
“It would be nice but let’s not jinx myself, we’ve still got another game to go and all the other players are doing really well,” Kerr said.
“[The win over the Wanderers] was a massive result for us and I would give up any award to make the finals as we didn’t make it last year.
“We needed the three points to get our foot in the door and put the pressure on the other teams now,” Kerr added.