From coast to coast
Following last weekend’s thrilling 3-2 win over reigning National Youth League Champions Sydney FC, Perth Glory’s youngsters are determined to continue their giant killing run when they take on the high flying Central Coast.
Following last weekend-s thrilling 3-2 win over reigning National Youth League Champions Sydney FC, Perth Glory-s youngsters are determined to continue their giant killing run when they take on the high flying Central Coast.
Perth can look to new recruit Glen Trifiro for some inside knowledge of the Mariners set-up after he represented the Gosford outfit in the inaugural NYL season.
“You-ve always got a little bit of extra excitement playing against your old side, that-s just natural, it-s always great to play against friends and people that you know,” Trifiro said.
“They are a good side, a top team, so if we can knock them off and beat two top teams in two weeks then that will say a lot about where we are at as a group.
“All round we will have to be on our game and pulling our weight. Obviously the team that takes the majority of their chances will win and I think both sides will be looking to be creative up front which will make it a good game to watch.”
The addition of Trifiro has been a boost for Perth this season, the 20 year old enjoying a change of scenery and repaying the club with classy performances in midfield.
“I think we-ve got a good bunch of guys in the squad, it has been quite easy for me to fit in, and the boys have made it a good move,” Trifiro said.
“Gareth (Naven) is a great coach and gets the most out of everyone. We-re always training hard and that-s what you need to be doing to be a successful squad.
“The professionalism at Perth is fantastic. I-ve come into the set-up and everyone has made the transition very easy. There are opportunities to push into the first team which is great motivation and I believe it is a place where I can really improve my football.”
Perth Glory supporters can listen to a replay of all the action on 990am from 12.00pm.
National Youth League 2009: Rd12
Central Coast Mariners v Perth Glory Saturday, 28 November 2009 at Pluim Park, Gosford
Local kick-off: 7.00am AWST
Central Coast Mariners Matthew RYAN (GK), Andrew REDMAYNE (GK), Shane HUKE (OA), David D'APUZZO, Matthew LEWIS, Panny NIKAS (C), Nathan SHERLOCK, Brady SMITH, Gavin FORBES, Nick FITZGERALD, Jerry KALOURIS, Adam ORMSBY, Luka DUKIC, Mitchell MALLIA, Brendan GRIFFIN, Manny GIANNAROS, David GULLO *one to be omitted*
Unavailable: Matthew LIDDALL (back - 1 week)
Perth Glory Squad: Ludovic BOI, Million BUTSHIIRE, Eugene DADI (OA), Cameron EDWARDS, Dean EVANS, Howard FONDYKE, Andrija JUKIC (OA), Mario MARCINKO, Sam MITCHINSON, Alex PEARSON (gk), Ryan PEARSON, Joshua RISDON, Adam TAGGART, Glen TRIFIRO, Aleks VRTESKI (gk) (OA)
Unavailable: Hayden DOYLE (knee - indefinite), Steve HESKETH (hamstring - 2 weeks), David PRICE (knee - 1 week), Reece VITTIGLIA (broken arm - 3 weeks)