Sydney FC
Perth Glory
Hyundai A-League R6
Allianz Stadium
2016-11-13T06:00:00+00:00
Attendance
14,167

Philosophical Lowe laments Glory’s early misses

Perth Glory boss Kenny Lowe feels his side’s inability to capitalise on their early opportunities cost them any chance of victory against Sydney FC on Sunday.

Glory striker Andy Keogh squandered as many as three sights of goal in the first 11 minutes at Allianz Stadium as the visitors flew out of the blocks.

And the misses proved costly as the Milos Ninkovic-inspired Sky Blues eventually found their groove and ran out emphatic 4-1 winners.

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HIGHLIGHTS: Sydney FC v Perth Glory

“You don’t take your opportunities early on then give a goal away like that, it changes the momentum of the game,” a philosophical Lowe said afterwards.

“You have opportunities you have to take them and then don’t give goals away.

“When that happens it flips to the other side. We had two great chances to get on the board early on and then it was a poor goal to give away and they get in the ascendency.”

Liam Reddy

Glory trailed 2-0 at the break but gave themselves a lifeline when Joseph Mills’ cross was deflected in off the boot of Sydney right-back Rhyan Grant.

They applied concerted pressure for about 15 minutes after that before the Sky Blues scored twice in the last 12 minutes to put a gloss on the scoreline for the hosts.

“At the end of the day the game ended up the way it did because we were chasing the game,” Lowe said.

“We were trying to get back into it and maybe were a bit gung-ho about the way we chased it.”

Lowe also played down any talk of a rift with skipper Rostyn Griffiths, who threw his captains armband to the ground and didn’t shake his coaches hand when substituted with 15 minutes left.

Rostyn Griffiths

“That’s just players. They don’t want to come off,” he said.

“It just looked as though he was a bit leggy at the end there and I took him off just to protect him a little bit.”

Glory has dropped to fifth spot with that result ahead of Friday night’s clash against champions Adelaide United at nib Stadium. 

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