Glory youth fired up for jets

Perth Glory youth are confident they will be able to snag three points from the Jets in their clash this Saturday at Adamstown Oval in Newcastle.

Perth Glory youth are confident they will be able to snag three points from the Jets in their clash this Saturday at Adamstown Oval in Newcastle.

After suffering two losses at the hands of the AIS and Sydney FC, the lads are fired up and ready to get back to their winning ways.

Young midfielder Cameron Edwards says the disappointment of the last two rounds has made the boys hungry for a win and provided the extra determination they need to get over the line against the Jets.

“It has been pretty disappointing but the morale among the group is still pretty high because we know what we-re capable of doing.

“We haven-t taken our chances, but we won-t let that happen again,” Edwards said.

The 2009/10 grand finalists have failed to make the most of their opportunities in the opening halves of the last two matches, while their opponents have scored quick goals and left the glory boys chasing the game.

Edwards says the squad has been working hard to improve their communication and are looking to get on the front foot early on and take control of the match.

“We-ve had chances that we haven-t put away.

“When you don-t communicate properly, they score and after that you lose a bit of confidence and it-s down hill from there.

“We-re just going to keep doing what we-re doing and capitalise on our chances when we get them.

“We need to be more vigilant in the back and keep on our toes so we aren-t conceding anymore early goals,” Edwards said.

Although the young guns have slipped to fifth on the ladder, the competition is proving tight, as they sit on equal points with their third placed opponents.

With the Jets also coming off a two match losing streak, there is no doubt both teams will come out fighting this weekend.

“Newcastle is a good side but I think we-ll do pretty well against them. We had a couple of really good wins against them last year so we-re feeling pretty confident.

“If we play the way we have been in the first halves we-ve played then we should do very well,” Edwards said.

National Youth League - Week 7

Saturday, 30 October 2010 Adamstown Oval, Newcastle Kick-off: 12pm (AEST)

Perth Glory squad: Tommy AMPHELTT, Cameron EDWARDS, Dean EVANS, Howard FONDYKE, Brent GRIFFITHS, Luke JOHNSTON, Andrija JUKIC, Sahr MUSA, Harry O-BRIEN, Brandon O-NEILL, Alex PEARSON, Billy QUINNCROFT, Josh RISDON, Storm ROUX, Francis SOALE.

In: Francis Soale (National Training Centre), Harry O-Brien (National Training Centre)

Out: Sebit Oyet (Hamstring - 4 weeks), Sam Mitchinson (Osteitis Pubis - 1 week), Stephen Walmsley (TEE exams), Tim Doyle (TEE exams)