Glory Looking to Soar Above Jets

Perth Glory FC will chase their fourth straight home victory this Saturday afternoon, as Newcastle Jets look to get their season off the ground at nib Stadium.

Perth Glory FC will be playing their second game at home in three days, when we take on Newcastle Jets this Saturday! Undefeated at nib Stadium, Glory will have their tails up, having beaten the 8th placed Jets in seven of their last nine games, a record spanning back to 2011.

nib Stadium hasn’t been a happy hunting ground for the Jets either, as the Hunter Valley outfit has only won once in the West; a 1-0 win over 9 years ago in Season 1, or a whopping 3311 days. Since then, the Jets have not won in Perth in 12 attempts.

In-form Andy Keogh also became the clubs ninth top goal-scorer of the Hyundai A-League era, bagging a brace against Melbourne Victory in the Westfield FFA Cup Quarter-Final on Wednesday night. AS Roma-bound Daniel de Silva became the youngest goal-scorer in Perth Glory FC history at 17 years and 237 days old, beating Adam Taggart's record by 12 days (17 years and 249 days).

Glory have an impressive head-to-head record against the Jets, having won 16, drawn 5 and lost 5 games against the Novocastrians.

It’s set to be a tough task for the Jets, especially with the Hyundai A-League and Westfield FFA Cup equal leading goal scorer Andy Keogh in red hot form for Perth Glory FC, finding the net nine times in his first six competitive games for the club. The Irishman scored an impressive brace in a 2-0 victory over the Jets in Round of 32 of the Westfield FFA Cup.

Phil Stubbins’ men are enduring a tough start to the season, being knocked out in the Westfield FFA Cup straight away and only picking up one point in first three rounds of the Hyundai A-League. Stubbins puts their most recent loss, a 4-1 thrashing at the hands of Wellington Phoenix, down to team chemistry.

“The boys just didn’t click,” the 52-year-old said. “We didn’t really threaten to get the goal that would have given some parity to the game.”

Glory on the other hand has enjoyed their best start to a Hyundai A-League season since Season 7, with victories against Wellington Phoenix and Brisbane Roar, before being brought back down to Earth after losing to Adelaide. A morale-boosting 4-2 extra-time win against Melbourne Victory also put Glory through the Westfield FFA Cup semi-finals on Wednesday night.

The clash at Gloryland will be an intriguing one as Perth Glory FC look to put themselves back on top of the Hyundai A-League table.

Gate open at 3.15pm, with the match kick-off set for 4:30pm on Wednesday, November 1.

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FUN FACT

Danny de Silva was just 8 years old when Newcastle Jets last defeated Perth Glory FC at nib Stadium in November 2005.

 

SQUADS

Perth Glory FC: 1.Danny VUKOVIC (GK), 2.Jack CLISBY, 3.Brandon O’NEILL, 5.Rostyn GRIFFITHS, 6.Dino DJULBIC, 7.Youssouf HERSI, 9.Andy KEOGH, 10.Nebojsa MARINKOVIC, 11.Richard GARCIA, 13.Diogo FERREIRA, 15.Jamie MACLAREN, 17.Mitch NICHOLS, 18.Jack DUNCAN (GK), 19.Josh RISDON, 20.Daniel DE SILVA, 21.Scott JAMIESON, 23.Michael THWAITE (C), 24.Matthew DAVIES

***two to be omitted***

Ins: 20.Daniel DE SILVA (promoted), 24.Matthew DAVIES (promoted),

Outs: Nil

Unavailable: 8.Ruben ZADKOVICH (back), 16.Sidnei SCIOLA (calf), 14.Chris HAROLD (thigh), 26.Harry O’BRIEN (groin)

Newcastle Jets Squad: 1.Mark BIRIGHITTI (GK), 2.Scott NEVILLE, 3.Taylor REGAN, 4.Kew JALIENS (c), 5.Ben KANTAROVSKI, 7.Jeronimo NEUMANN, 8.Zenon CARAVELLA, 9.Joel GRIFFITHS, 10.Marcos FLORES, 11.Andrew HOOLE, 12.Sam GALLAGHER, 13.Edson MONTANO, 16.Jacob PEPPER, 17.James VIRGILI, 18.Allan WELSH, 20.Ben KENNEDY (GK), 21.Sam GALLAWAY, 23.David CARNEY

***two to be omitted***

Ins: 5.Ben KANTAROVSKI (promoted), 18.Allan WELSH (promoted), 20.Ben KENNEDY (GK) (promoted)

Outs: 30.John Solari (not selected)

Unavailable: 6.Adrian MADASCHI (calf– 1-2 weeks), 14.Billy CELESKI (groin – 4-6 weeks), 15.Josh BARRESI (knee – season), 19.Mitch COOPER (knee – 3-5 weeks)

 

BROADCAST DETAILS

TV Broadcast: Live and exclusive coverage on FOX SPORTS 1HD & 1 from 4.00pm (AWST) and Sky Sport 2 (New Zealand)

Radio Broadcast: 720 ABC Perth, Local Radio WA, 1233 ABC Newcastle, Grandstand Digital, ABC Grandstand Online/ABC Radio phone app

 

MATCH DETAILS

Perth Glory FC vs. Newcastle Jets
Saturday, 1 November 2014
nib Stadium, Perth
Kick-Off: 4:30 PM (Local) (7:30 PM AEDT)

Referee: Ben Williams
Assistant Referee 1: Josh Mannella
Assistant Referee 2: Tim Mihevc
Fourth Official: David Bruce

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