Sam Kerr could not produce enough magic to put Perth over the top. (Photo courtesy of Sky Blue FC)

Sky Blue FC players Sam Kerr and Nikki Stanton and their Perth Glory teammates fell short of their quest for the W-League championship at nib Stadium Sunday.

Perth fell to Melbourne City, which became the first team to capture successive titles via a 2-0 victory.

Kerr was a constant threat in the opening half hour before Melbourne took control of the match.

Player-coach Jess Fishlock tallied in first-half stoppage time as striker Beverly Yanez sealed the win in the 72nd minute due to a goalkeeping error from Gabrielle Dal Busco.

Kerr had an excellent opportunity to equalize in the 69th minute, but she sent her header wide of the target.