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 2017/18
# Club P W D L PTS
Sydney FC 27 20 4 3 64
Newcastle Jets 27 15 5 7 50
Melbourne City FC 27 13 4 10 43
Melbourne Victory 27 12 5 10 41
Adelaide United 27 11 6 10 39
Brisbane Roar FC 27 10 5 12 35
Western Sydney Wanderers FC 27 8 9 10 33
Perth Glory 27 10 2 15 32
Wellington Phoenix 27 5 6 16 21
Central Coast Mariners 27 4 8 15 20
# Club P W D L PTS
Brisbane Roar FC Women 12 9 1 2 28
Sydney FC Women 12 8 1 3 25
Newcastle Jets Women 12 6 2 4 20
Melbourne City FC Women 12 6 2 4 20
Canberra United Women 12 5 1 6 16
Perth Glory Women 12 4 2 6 14
Melbourne Victory Women 12 3 2 7 11
Western Sydney Wanderers Women 12 3 2 7 11
Adelaide United Women 12 3 1 8 10
Group A
# Club P W D L PTS
Melbourne City FC Youth 8 5 1 2 16
Brisbane Roar FC Youth 8 4 2 2 14
Perth Glory Youth 8 4 0 4 12
Adelaide United Youth 8 3 1 4 10
Melbourne Victory Youth 8 1 2 5 5
# Club P W D L PTS
Sydney FC Youth 8 5 1 2 16
Western Sydney Wanderers FC Youth 8 4 1 3 13
Central Coast Mariners Youth 8 3 3 2 12
Newcastle Jets Youth 8 3 1 4 10
FFA Centre of Excellence 8 2 0 6 6