Perth Glory
Western Sydney Wanderers FC
Hyundai A-League R21
nib Stadium
2017-02-25T11:00:00+00:00
Attendance
9,789

Glory defender: ‘Let’s see how far we can go’

Rhys Williams is refusing to put a limit on what Perth Glory can achieve in the Hyundai A-League 2016/17 Season after their clinical win over Western Sydney Wanderers on Saturday night.

Inspired by some more Diego Castro magic, Glory scored late in each half to register a well-deserved 2-0 win thanks to goals from Chris Harold and Joel Chianese.

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And with Melbourne City and Brisbane Roar losing earlier in round 21, Kenny Lowe’s side have jumped up to third spot heading into the last six games of the regular season.

“We take each game as it comes. We’re up into third which is great and we want to look up now,” said Williams when asked how far Glory can go this season.

Perth Glory players celebrate Chris Harold's first-half strike in their win over Western Sydney Wanderers.

“We’ve got a great bunch of boys here and we work hard for each other. Let’s see how far we can go.

“…To win games and be in third spot, it’s a nice feeling.”

Williams started the match in the heart of defence but was shifted into midfield during the first half after an injury to youngster Brandon Wilson.

And the Caltex Socceroo was superb for the home side, getting forward on numerous occasions while dominating the midfield duel alongside skipper Rostyn Griffiths.

“It’s a little strange. Training at centre-half all week then having to move into midfield, against these boys [Wanderers] who knock it around, I felt like I was chasing shadows,” Williams admitted.

“But playing in there with Rostyn [Griffiths] and the boys behind us, it made it a lot easier.

He added: “It’s nice to get a home win and another clean sheet.

“We move forward now…Fair play to [Wanderers] they put up a great fight. We’re just happy to come away with the three points.”

Glory has the chance to consolidate their top three spot next weekend when they head to Auckland for the Distance Derby clash with Wellington Phoenix at QBE Stadium on Saturday.

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