DRAMA, as GLORY snatch late WIN

A dramatic 92nd minute goal from Michael Thwaite has given Perth Glory a priceless 2-1 win away to the Newcastle Jets at Hunter Stadium.

A dramatic 92nd minute goal from Michael Thwaite has given Perth Glory a priceless 2-1 win away to the Newcastle Jets at Hunter Stadium.

While Thwaite-s first goal for Perth Glory sealed a vital win, it was the brilliance of goalkeeper Danny Vukovic that secured all three points, with three world class saves.

In a man-of-the-match performance, Vukovic played one of his best games for Perth Glory, denying the Jets from close range with incredible reflexes.

Vukovic-s heroics were on show early, when he saved Adam Taggart-s volley in the fourth minute before making another two big stops in the second half.

Earlier, midfielder Matias Cordoba had given Perth Glory the lead in the 24th minute with his first goal for the club.

The goal was created by Chris Harold who broke down the right with pace before he squared the ball back to Cordoba. The Argentinian, with class took a touch across his body and then expertly finished from just inside the area.

Newcastle equalised on the stroke of half-time when former Glory striker Taggart finished off a classic counter attack.

In a thrilling second half, Jacob Burns replaced Cordoba with the Perth Glory captain returning after missing six games with a back injury.

While Vukovic continued to thwart the Jets, Perth Glory also had their chances with Shane Smeltz coming close twice to snatching the lead.

But the crucial goal arrived from Thwaite who picked the perfect time to score his first goal for Perth Glory and just his second in the Hyundai A-League.

With only seconds remaining, Thwaite drilled home the loose ball from Scott Jamieson-s corner to give Perth Glory a vital three points on the road. With three games to go, the win keeps alive Perth Glory chances of playing finals football alive.

New coach Alistair Edwards has now won three out of four games since taking charge to revive Perth Glory-s season in stunning fashion.