Glory looking to make it two in a row

Perth Glory have the comforts of home once more this week when they host ECU Joondalup in RD 16 of the PS4 National Premier League.

The Glory youngsters produced an outstanding performance last week to beat Subiaco AFC 3-0.

Coach John Gibson said it was pleasing the hard work on the day paid off for his troops.

“Some of the football we played last week was outstanding, and we finished them off. It’s great to see Nikola Talimdzioski and Stefan Valentini getting on the scoreboard in recent weeks, and to keep our first clean sheet of the season was another real positive.” 

The coach knows Saturday’s opponents will be looking for the win to move out of the relegation zone, but he knows his team will be ready for the challenge.

“The players have been fantastic, and they have worked tirelessly to improve their performances, and shown great dedication and commitment to what we are trying to achieve in the program,” he said.

Glory midfielder Dejan Spaseski was pivotal last week against Subiaco AFC and said the boys are looking for a repeat effort this weekend. 

“It was a great all round performance by all the boys and it was a result that was a long time coming and thoroughly deserved,” he explained.

“The three points and the clean sheet, has given us a huge boost and will hopefully give us some momentum going into this week’s games".

“The past three games have seen Nikola and Stefan score six goals between them and their partnership is proving to be vital for our team going forward. But this all starts with our goalkeeper, defence and midfielders who have all been superb in supplying chances for both our strikers” he said.

It will be mixed emotions for Spaseski who comes up against his former club. 

“I started playing at ECU when I was 12 years old and eventually made my senior debut at the age of 16 for the club. I loved every minute of it, from all my junior years to my few years of senior football at the club, but on Saturday I’ll be doing all I can to get the three points for the Glory”.

The match at Inglewood Stadium kicks-off at 3pm.

The U-18s and U-20s kick-off at 11am and 1pm respectively.

Admission for Perth Glory FC members is free.