Perth Glory FC will host its third football match within seven days this weekend, when it takes on Adelaide United in Round Three of the Hyundai A-League at nib Stadium.
The Glory boys are riding high on confidence after booking their spot in the Westfield FFA Cup final for the second consecutive year, following their 3-1 Semi-Final win over Melbourne City on Wednesday night.
Head Coach Kenny Lowe was happy for his team and said the win was well deserved for his players.
But his focus has quickly switched to this weekend’s clash against United.
Last season Glory lost to Adelaide three times, including the inaugural FFA Cup Final.
Despite a new coach this season, Lowe said Adelaide still packed plenty of talent and firepower.
“They’re a super side. They’re playing the same way, still a possession based team. I watched them against Western Sydney, they‘re a good side and it will be a difficult game” he said.
Glory defender Michael Thwaite said Wednesday night's effort was a positive result for the team and hoped it would be the start of some postive momentum.
"We're improving every week. It's not panic stations, and when I look at the fixtures closely it says Round Three, so there's a long way to go" he said.
Lowe echoed Thwaite's comments, adding that the big guns like Spanish marquee Diego Castro showed their quality on the night and were starting to fire.
"Castro was very good (on Wednesday night) he's got license, he's got freedom and you can see that he's an exciting player even if he has a couple of touches, they're quality.The goal itself was sublime and so was the delivery for the through ball for Chris (Harold). But he's an intelligent footballer, he's got a wonderful work ethic and wants to be part of everything that we do".
Sunday's match against Adelaide United kicks-off at 4pm at nib Stadium.
Tickets to the match can be purchased HERE
Head to Head: Perth Glory v Adelaide United
- Perth Glory head into the match having only lost two of their last 11 home Hyundai A-League games against Adelaide United.
- Glory’s Nebo Marinkovic has scored twice in the last two encounters with United.
- New signing Gyorgy Sandor has scored three times this season- Rounds One and Two and the FFA Cup Semi-Final.
Sunday, 25 October 2015
Perth Glory v Adelaide United
nib Stadium, Perth
Kick-Off: 4:00 PM (Local) (7:00 PM (AEDT)
Referee: Adam Fielding
Assistant Referee 1: Mathew Cheeseman
Assistant Referee 2: Josh Mannella
Fourth Official: David Bruce
TV Broadcast: Live coverage on FOX SPORTS 505 from 7.00pm (AEDT) and Sky Sport 2 (New Zealand)
Radio Broadcast: 720 ABC Perth, 891 Adelaide, ABC Local Radio WA, ABC Local Radio SA, Grandstand Digital & via the ABC Radio Mobile App – A-league Live.
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Perth Glory squad: 1.Ante COVIC (gk), 3.Marc WARREN, 5.Antony GOLEC, 6.Dino DJULBIC, 7.Gyorgy SANDOR, 10.Nebojsa MARINKOVIC, 11.Richard GARCIA (c), 12.Jerrad TYSON (gk), 13.Diogo FERREIRA, 14.Chris HAROLD, 15.Hagi GLIGOR, 16.Sidnei SCIOLA, 17.Diego CASTRO, 18.Mitch OXBORROW, 19.Josh RISDON, 20.Guyon FERNANDEZ, 21.Stefan VALENTINI, 23.Michael THWAITE
***two to be omitted***
Ins: 10.Nebojsa MARINKOVIC (return from injury), 11. Richard GARCIA (return from suspension), 21. Stefan VALENTINI (promoted)
Unavailable: .Ruben ZADKOVICH (knee – indefinite)
Adelaide United squad: 2.Michael MARRONE, 4.Dylan McGOWAN, 5.Osama MALIK, 7.PABLO SANCHEZ, 8.ISAIAS, 9.Sergio CIRIO, 10.Marcelo CARRUSCA (c), 11.Bruce DJITE, 12.Mark OCHIENG, 14.George MELLS, 15.Ben WARLAND, 16.Craig GOODWIN, 17.Mate DUGANDZIC, 18.Jimmy JEGGO, 20.John HALL (gk), 21.Tarek ELRICH, 28.Antoni TRIMBOLI, 30.John SOLARI (gk)
***two to be omitted***
Ins: 11.Bruce DJITE (return from injury), 12.Mark OCHIENG (promoted), 28.Antoni TRIMBOLI (promoted)
Outs: 19.Eli BABALJ (foot - 6 weeks)
Unavailable: 1.Eugene GALEKOVIC (knee – 5 weeks), 4.Iacopo LA ROCCA (foot – 4 weeks), 19.Eli BABALJ (foot - 6 weeks), 23.Jordan ELSEY (knee – 1 week), 24.Bruce KAMAU (hip – 2 weeks)