Adelaide United
Perth Glory
Hyundai A-League R25
Coopers Stadium
2017-03-31T08:50:00+00:00
Attendance
7,307

Glory boss: ‘Can’t fault’ my boys in Reds draw

Perth Glory coach Kenny Lowe is proud of the way his undermanned troops battled to a 1-1 draw with Adelaide United at Coopers Stadium on Friday night.

Missing the likes of Rostyn Griffiths, Nebojsa Marinkovic and suspended Caltex Socceroo Rhys Williams, Glory were forced to settle for a draw which means they remain three points adrift of the top four.

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The visitors needed at least a point to remain a realistic chance of claiming a home final and got it courtesy of Diego Castro’s penalty in first half stoppage time.

“You want to win to get further up the league but I can’t fault what we did on the night,” Lowe told Fox Sports.

“There are a lot of guys who came in underdone. They were honest in what they did.

“Lucian [Goian] and Dino [Djulbic] dealing with the big boy up front [Baba Diawara] was difficult but they were game at it.

“I just thought it was a quality game.”

Perth Glory's Mitch Oxborrow and the Reds' Nikola Mileusnic involved in a full-blooded challenge at Coopers Stadium.

Perth’s marking at set pieces came into question after Adelaide defender Dylan McGowan nodded the opener into an empty net midway through the first half.

Lowe said there was plenty of planning done to combat a side which scored twice from corners last round.

“We went through it piece-by-piece to be truthful,” the Glory coach said.

“At the end of the day … you can work on your set plays all day long but if [there] is quality delivery – and that was quality delivery – quality movement, great timing, [it’s] very difficult to defend against.”

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Hyundai A-League 2018/19
# Club P W D L PTS
Perth Glory 14 10 3 1 33
Melbourne Victory 14 9 2 3 29
Sydney FC 14 9 2 3 29
Melbourne City FC 14 7 3 4 24
Wellington Phoenix 13 6 4 3 22
Adelaide United 14 6 4 4 22
Newcastle Jets 14 3 3 8 12
Western Sydney Wanderers FC 14 2 3 9 9
Brisbane Roar FC 14 1 4 9 7
Central Coast Mariners 13 1 2 10 5
# Club P W D L PTS
Melbourne Victory Women 10 6 2 2 20
Sydney FC Women 10 6 0 4 18
Brisbane Roar FC Women 10 5 2 3 17
Perth Glory Women 10 4 4 2 16
Adelaide United Women 10 4 3 3 15
Melbourne City FC Women 10 4 1 5 13
Canberra United Women 11 3 4 4 13
Newcastle Jets Women 9 3 1 5 10
Western Sydney Wanderers Women 10 1 1 8 4
Group A
# Club P W D L PTS
Brisbane Roar FC Youth 7 4 1 2 13
Melbourne City FC Youth 6 4 0 2 12
Perth Glory Youth 7 3 1 3 10
Adelaide United Youth 7 3 1 3 10
Melbourne Victory Youth 7 1 1 5 4
# Club P W D L PTS
Western Sydney Wanderers FC Youth 7 5 0 2 15
Central Coast Mariners Youth 8 5 0 3 15
Sydney FC Youth 6 4 0 2 12
Newcastle Jets Youth 7 3 0 4 9
Canberra United Youth 6 0 0 6 0