Ciaran Bramwell and Adam Zimarino were the men on target as the PGFC Academy First Team secured a vital 2-0 win over Rockingham City in Saturday's NPL WA clash at Crazy Domains Stadium, Hartfield Park.
The victory tightened Glory's grip on fourth spot and was the perfect response to last week's narrow defeat at the hands of third-placed Sorrento.
Ruben Zadkovich'side had already gone close through Giordanó Colli's free-kick when Bramwell fired them in front in the 20th minute, the striker surging his way into the box before beating Cyril Sharrock in the City goal with a low, angled shot.
To their credit, the relegation-threatened visitors continued to battle away gamely, but their defence was breached again just short of the hour-mark when Colli released the in-form Zimarino who managed to force home his 11th goal of the season despite the close attention of several defenders.
Substitute Andrew Maranta then came close to icing the cake late on, firing narrowly over the bar following another sweeping move from the hosts.
The in completed a clean sweep for the men in purple on the day, with the Under-20s maintaining their title challenge via a 5-0 win and the Under-18s also turning on the style to secure an impressive 7-0 victory.
All three sides return to action away at Balcatta on Saturday , with the Under-18s getting things underway at 11am, followed by the Under-20s at 1pm and the First Team at 3pm.
PGFC Academy First Team 2 (Bramwell 20', Zimarino 59') Rockingham City 0
Referee: Matthew Southern
Crazy Domains Stadium at Hartfield Park
Perth Glory: 30.Cameron COOK (GK), 3.Jacob MUIR, 4.Aidan COYNE, 5.Joseph FORDE, 6.Chris DONNELL, 8.Charlie LEECH (15.Aidan EDWARDS 72'), 9,Ciaran BRAMWELL (7.Andrew MARANTA 85'), 10.Giordano COLLI (C), 11.Adam ZIMARINO, 17.Josh ANASMO (18.Tyler VECCHIO 67'), 22.Josh RAWLINS (12.Jack ANDREWS 46')
Substitutes not used: 1.Sam REILLY
Yellow Cards: None
Red Cards: None
Rockingham City: 99.Cyril SHARROCK (GK), 2.Ian NG (11.Mustafa MKANZA 89'), 6.Harry BOLAN, 7.Feisal ZAW (C), 9.Christos VAENAS (13.Nathan NG 60'), 10.Luke COLLINS, 14.Robbie GALVIN, 15.Declan COLLINS (28.Harvey HANCOCK 65'), 19.Noah WITTSTROM LEA (18Sam FOSTER 89'), 20.Dyaln ROGERS, 21.Joseph MOSS
Substitutes not used: 1.Bradley STOUT
Yellow Cards: Sharrock, Galvin, Bolan
Red Cards: None
(pictures courtesy of Tom McCarthy)