Perth Glory
Wellington Phoenix
Hyundai A-League R14
nib Stadium
2017-01-05T10:00:00+00:00
Attendance
9,210

Glory star Keogh: ‘we deserved the win’

Perth Glory striker Andy Keogh has called for more consistency but says his team deserved their 2-1 win over Wellington Phoenix on Thursday night.

In a feisty and entertaining clash to kick off Round 14, Glory came from a goal down to keep pressure on the top four with a 2-1 - their first three points since Round 7. 

Glory reignite top four hopes with win over Wellington

After a couple of draws over the festive Summer of Football period, it was a welcome return to the winner’s circle, said Keogh. 

And he is hoping for a strong second half of the season to cement Glory's Finals Series hopes, just as they did last season. 

Glory striker Adam Taggart celebrates scoring what proved to be the winner against Wellington at nib Stadium.

“We’ve got the players, we just need a bit more consistency, a bit more of a settled back four and we go from there,” he told Fox Sports.

“We had a little more composure on the ball [tonight] and played the simple passes.

“And we deserved the victory,” he said.

Glory are in fifth spot on 17 points after the win, three points ahead of Wanderers who face City in Melbourne tonight (Fri).

Perth Glory coach Kenny Lowe echoed his star striker’s comments and is relishing having the likes of Taggart, Castro and Keogh in form.

"We were the dominant force in the second half. I thought we deserved it in the end. By far.

“Any side wants the good players on the pitch, fit and firing, and at the moment we have those guys,” Lowe said.

Perth have some time to rest after a busy festive schedule and next play on Sunday Jan 15 away to Newcastle Jets.

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