Perth Glory FC has been edged out at the hands of Adelaide United losing its RD 9 Hyundai A-League clash 1-0 at Coopers Stadium on Sunday.
A third minute goal by Pablo Sanchez was enough to seal the points for the hosts after the Spaniard scooped the ball past two Glory defenders and fired the ball home.
In a match that had been rescheduled due to extreme heat, Glory had plenty of chances to level the score but brave defending from United keeper Eugene Galekovic kept his team in front.
One of Glory’s best chances in the match came on the stroke of full-time when Chris Harold had his shot in front of goal blocked by United’s defence.
Glory ‘keeper Ante Covic also played a starring role to thwart United’s attacks.
- 28’ Sidnei shoots on goal but straight into Galekovic after a good passing move move by Diego Castro
- 33’ Castro gets into a one-one-one position against Galekovic but shoots straight into the keeper’s path
- 33’ Covic saves against Carrusca
- 35’ Sidnei with a good chance one-on-one against Galekovic but stumbles and scuffs his shot against Galekovic
- 45+1 Covic saves stretching his hand to catch a Jeggo shot
- 45+2 Super save from Covic stopping Cirio on the attack
- 48’ Garcia shoots on goal after being fed through with a neat ball by Castro but doesn't beat Galekovic
- 75’ Warren shoots on goal but Galekovic saves for a corner
WHAT THEY SAID
"No we don't deserve anything out of the match because we haven't actually done the things to get something out of it. Don't get me wrong there was a performance in there but at the critical moment in the game we just didn't come to the party".
Adelaide United: Galekovic (gk) (c), Marrone, McGowan, Elsey, Elrich, Isaias, Jeggo, Carrusca, Cirio (Dugandzic 89’), Pablo Sanchez (Mells 85’), Djite (Kamau 72’)
Perth Glory: Covic (gk), Ferreira, Thwaite, Golec, Warren, Sandor, Castro (Reiners 80’), Marinkovic, Garcia (c), Sidnei (Gligor 90’), Harold
- Scorers: Sanchez 3’,
- Red cards: nil
- Yellow cards: McGowan 8’, Harold 23’, Carrusca 83’
- Conditions: 33°C, humid
Glory turns it focus to next Saturday when it hosts Central Coast Mariners in what will be the start of the three matches in 7 days at nib Stadium.
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