Mariners strike twice to end Glory's undefeated run

Central Coast 2 Perth Glory 0 

Perth Glory's five match undefeated streak has come to an end, after two quickfire goals from Central Coast Mariners saw them claim a 2-0 victory in Gosford.

The heat most certainly played a factor, as the two sides were limited to a handful of half-chances in the opening stanza, with Adam Taggart almost latching onto a few crosses from the left flank and Diego Castro ever present pulling the strings from midfield.

Glory's best chance came just five minutes from half-time, with skipper Andy Keogh's cross to the back post finding Diego Castro, who was able to tee up Taggart, but the striker was unable to convert from close range.

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Knowles offered senior contract as Petratos heads home

Knowles offered senior contract as Petratos heads home

Youngster Kosta Petratos will leave Perth Glory at the end of the 2016/17 season to be closer with his family in New South Wales.

The 18-year old arrived in Western Australia in January 2016, featuring seven times off the bench for Perth, while this season he has made two appearances including a starting debut in the 1-1 away draw against Melbourne Victory in Round 9.

Petratos said he was grateful for the opportunity coach Kenny Lowe had given him.

“I’ve really enjoyed my time here in Perth and playing alongside some of the best players in the Hyundai A-League.”

“Between now and the end of the season however, I am keen on playing more games and helping Perth achieve a home final” Petratos said.

Meantime, Perth youngster Joe Knowles, who has spent the past three season's in the club's youth system has been offered a senior contract for the 2017/18 season.

The 20-year old impressed strongly during the club’s pre-season tour of the Philippines and in the recent Youth League campaign.

"It's great for Joe, he's been in our system for a while now and he's worked ever so hard to earn this opportunity" Lowe said.

Knowles has made five Hyundai A-League appearances to date, the most recent was in this season's Round One opener against Central Coast.

Former AIS graduate and 'Joey', Jack Iredale, who has fought back his way into the Youth team after three ACL injuries, has also been promoted to train with the senior squad for the rest of the season and lies as an exciting prospect for the future.

AUDIO: Liam Reddy - Perth Glory

 

Please find below an audio link to the Perth Glory FC media conference with goalkeeper Liam Reddy from this morning.

Reddy is set to play his 213th match this weekend when Glory travels to Central Coast to take on the Mariners on Saturday.

The 35-year old played a starring role after saving a penalty against Victory striker Besart Berisha at the weekend as Glory prevailed 2-1. It was Reddy's third save against a penalty-kick this season.

AUDIO: Liam Reddy

Saturday January 28
RD 17
Central Coast vs Perth Glory
Central Coast Stadium
KO 2.35pm (WST) - 5:35pm (AEDT)

 

W-league: Glory Women still in hunt for top spot despite Adelaide loss

Glory still in the hunt for top spot

Two stunning goals from Adelaide United’s Danielle Colaprico thwarted Perth Glory’s bid to move to the top of the Westfield W-League ladder.

Glory dominated the RD 11 match, but failed to make the most of their chances as Colaprico netted a brace in Adelaide’s 2-1 win at Dorrien Gardens on Sunday night.

Striker Rosie Sutton gave the home side the lead after just 10 minutes when she latched on a clever pass from skipper Sam Kerr before sidestepping goalkeeper Sarah Willacy and hammered the ball into an empty net.

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Glory gets Victory

Taggart seals victory for Glory

A highly spirited performance from Perth has been rewarded with a 2-1 come from behind win over high-flying Melbourne Victory.

It was another drama-filled afternoon at nib Stadium in front 11,271 fans, with Liam Reddy's penalty save, a Nebojsa Marinkovic dead-ball special and a late winner from Adam Taggart securing a vital three points.

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