A triple treat for Perth

Perth Glory powered three goals past Brisbane Roar to secure three points and extend their winning run to three matches in an entertaining National Youth League Match at Clipsal Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Perth Glory powered three goals past Brisbane Roar to secure three points and extend their winning run to three matches in an entertaining National Youth League Match at Clipsal Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The Glory benefited from three different goal scorers and responded each time they were pressed by a resilient Brisbane side to finish the match 3-2 winners.

The players were welcomed by scorching conditions with the mercury tipping 37 degrees forcing a double drinks break in the first half and another in the second stanza. Despite the heat a good crowd was on hand and they were rewarded with a quality performance from both sides.

Perth benefited from three separate goal scorers, Eugene Dadi kicking things off from the penalty spot, the big Frenchman scoring his fourth goal in his past three Youth League games, while midfielder Glen Trifiro and the always dangerous Ludovic Boi were the others to register on the score sheet.

“We really wanted the three points today and capitalise on our recent form,” Boi said after the match.

“The last time we played Brisbane they got the win so it was nice to get one back against them and maintain the pressure on a top four spot.

“Winning breeds confidence and I think that is the feeling amongst all the boys and it-s great to be getting the results we-ve worked really hard for.”

While Glory veteran Eugene Dadi had given Perth the lead from the spot during the first half, the game really burst into life after the break with four goals in a see-sawing finale.

Brisbane leveled through Stefan Vrbesic within two minutes of the re-start before Trifiro hit back a short time later gave Perth the lead once more.

The host-s advantage was again pulled back just two minutes later through Josh McVey-s stinging long range strike however Perth were not to be outdone and found the winner through some excellent play from substitute Tommy Amphlett and Boi.

Amphlett, who only recently was added the to the Glory-s senior list as an injury replacement, used his pace to burn off the Roar defence and while he had sight of goal he took the better option with a pin point cross which was converted at the far post by a sensational diving header from Boi.

It was Boi-s fourth goal of the campaign and again sent a clear message to Perth-s Hyundai A-League Coach Dave Mitchell, who was an interested onlooker from the stands, that the Stirling Lions youngster has plenty to offer.

“It-s always nice to get a goal and add to my tally this season,” said Boi.

“Everyone has worked their guts out today in really tough conditions. It was a great cross from Tommy and I was happy to be able to put it into the back of the net.”

Brisbane was reduced to 10 men during added time when experienced campaigner Bob Malcolm was sent for an early shower after what appeared to be mouthing off at the referee.

As the mercury hovered in the high thirties, opportunities for both sides were restricted to half chances during the opening stages until the Roar enjoyed a good opportunity in the 19th minute when Glory goalkeeper Alex Pearson came off his line to deny Antony Schiavo with a fine reaction save.

That was about the best the Roar could muster in the first half while at the other end Perth were pressing to find the opener and after several near missed they had the lead thanks to Dadi-s calmness from the spot.

The penalty coming after Glory-s Million Butshiire was brought down in the area by Isaka Cernak. Dadi slotting home his first attempt but was forced to retake the spot kick and again found the right angle although it did graze the upright before rebounding into the back of the net.

Brisbane looked more purposeful following the break and Vrbesic, a half time substitute, made his impact felt with a quick equalizer just a few minutes after the restart

That was the start of several great finishes, Amphlett playing a role in both of Glory-s converted chances. The youngsters pace was causing all sorts of problems for Brisbane's defence and his fresh legs set up Trifiro in the 54th minute and Boi 10 minutes later.

The match also provided an avenue for speedy midfielder Jimmy Downey to make his return after two months out with a knee injury. Downey played the first 45 minutes and showed he had lost none of his trademark pace in an encouraging first step back onto the pitch.

National Youth League - Rd 13 Perth Glory 3 (Eugene DADI 45-, Glen TRIFIRO 47-, Ludovic BOI 64-) Brisbane Roar 2 (Stefan VRBESIC 47-, Joshua McVEY 56-) Saturday, 5 December 2009 at Clipsal Stadium, Perth

Referee: Peter Chapman

Perth Glory Youth:1.Alex PEARSON (gk), 2.Ryan PEARSON, 3.Steven HESKETH (c), 4.Sam MITCHINSON, 6.Dean EVANS, 7.Cameron EDWARDS, 8.Andrija JUKIC (OA) (14.Glen TRIFIRO 46-), 10.Million BUTSHIIRE, 11.Ludovic BOI (8.Andrija JUKIC (OA) 90-), 12.Jimmy DOWNEY (OA) (5. Josh RISDON 46-), 15.Eugene DADI (OA) (13.Tommy AMPHLETT 46-)

Substitutes not used: 20.Jason SALDARIS (gk) Yellow Cards: Steve Hesketh 12- Red Cards:

Brisbane Roar Youth:1.Matthew ACTON (gk), 2.Matthew BYRNE, 4.Michael RYAN, 5.Daniel BOWLES, 6.Tim SMITS (OA), 7.Massimo MURDOCCA (OA), 8.Isaka CERNAK, 11.Joshua McVEY, 12.Kenneth DOUGALL (3.Alistair QUINN 63-), 14.Bob MALCOLM (OA), 15.Anthony SCHIAVO (10.Stefan VRBESIC 46-)

Substitutes not used: 20.Luke MUIR (gk) Yellow Cards: Isaka Cernak 44-, Joshua McVey 44- Red Cards: Bob Malcolm 90+2-