Central Coast Mariners
Perth Glory
Hyundai A-League R22
Central Coast Stadium
2015-03-22T04:00:00+00:00
Attendance
5,338

Glory still in the hunt: Lowe

Kenny Lowe is unconcerned over Perth Glory’s long winless run, certain his side is “still in the mix” for the Premiers’ Plate over the final month of the regular season.

Glory’s winless run  stretched to nine games after they conceded in stoppage time to draw 1-1 with Central Coast Mariners in Gosford on Sunday.

WRAP: Central Coast Mariners 1 Perth Glory 1

Super-sub Jamie Maclaren’s 79th-minute header looked like giving Perth a vital three points but they were denied by a stunning Nick Montgomery strike at the death.

League-leaders  for a mammoth 16 weeks this season, Perth now sit fourth having not won since beating Melbourne Victory in Geelong on January 2.

“The main thing is to keep believing,” Lowe said.

“We’re still in there with as good a shout as anybody. We’ve had a great year, we just don’t want it to peter out.

“Everyone will be focused, I know the coaching staff are. There’s five games to go and let’s see where we end up after 27 [rounds].

“There’s a lot more twists and turns to come in this league and we’re in the mix.”

Lowe felt his side made things too easy for the Mariners for much of the first half but was much happier with their second half effort.

He admits being so  close to victory only to have it snatched away late on was “deflating”.

“We’re looking to get out of a little drawing streak that we seem to be in,” Lowe said.

“We want to win and it would have been a confidence booster as well to go back to the top [of the ladder].

“[Montgomery’s goal] was fantastic and it’s just a pity to concede right at the death.

“The first 15 to 20minutes we were ok and probably the latter parts of the first half we were a bit too expansive. They cut us through a few times, had a few chances and looked dangerous.

“But second half we rectified it and there was nothing in the game second half.”

Glory midfielder Mitch Nichols hobbled off late on with what looked like a hip injury which will need to be assessed ahead of next weekend’s home clash with Western Sydney Wanderers FC.

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Hyundai A-League 2018/19
# Club P W D L PTS
Perth Glory 14 10 3 1 33
Melbourne Victory 15 9 3 3 30
Sydney FC 14 9 2 3 29
Melbourne City FC 14 7 3 4 24
Wellington Phoenix 14 6 5 3 23
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 15 1 5 9 8
Central Coast Mariners 14 1 3 10 6
# Club P W D L PTS
Melbourne Victory Women 9 6 1 2 19
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
Melbourne City FC Women 11 5 1 5 16
Adelaide United Women 10 4 3 3 15
Canberra United Women 10 3 3 4 12
Newcastle Jets Women 10 3 1 6 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 7 4 1 2 13
Perth Glory Youth 8 3 2 3 11
Adelaide United Youth 7 3 1 3 10
Melbourne Victory Youth 7 1 1 5 4
# Club P W D L PTS
Sydney FC Youth 7 5 0 2 15
Western Sydney Wanderers FC Youth 7 5 0 2 15
Central Coast Mariners Youth 8 5 0 3 15
Newcastle Jets Youth 7 3 0 4 9
Canberra United Youth 7 0 0 7 0