GULLS STIRRED INTO SECOND-HALF RESPONSE

A half-time speech from coach Jamie Harnwell prompted a stirring Sorrento fight back as they turned a two-goal deficit into a 3-2 victory against a potent Perth Glory side at Intiga Stadium yesterday.

A half-time speech from coach Jamie Harnwell prompted a stirring Sorrento fight back as they turned a two-goal deficit into a 3-2 victory against a potent Perth Glory side at Intiga Stadium yesterday.

Trailing 2-0 at the break, Sorrento were given a rousing address from Harnwell and responded with three goals in 15 minutes.

“We are a physical side and if we need to use that to win games, we will do it,” Harnwell said. “They had A-League players in their side and the boys were up for the challenge and it was superb.”

The fight back also came at a cost with captain James Morgan collecting a second yellow card in the 65th minute but Sorrento battled on to claim the win.

Glory hit the lead after 10 minutes through Jamie Maclaren-s penalty and the margin was doubled when Riley Woodcock-s questionable cross lobbed goalkeeper James Morgan.

“I was trying to give a ball to Jamie (Maclaren) but I shanked it,” Woodcock admitted after the game.

Sorrento-s fight-back started just three minutes into the second half when a swift counter attack resulted in Todd Harnwell lobbing goalkeeper Jack Duncan.

The Gulls- barrage did not stop there with ex-Glory player Reece Vittiglia scoring a brace in eight minutes.

Glory substitutes Joe Knowles and Jacob Collard provided fresh legs at the 60-minute mark but the Sorrento defence, featuring a superb performance from young defender Razack Geloo, held firm.

Perth Glory 2 (Maclaren 11-, Woodcock 23-) Sorrento 3 (Harnwell 48-, Vittiglia 58-, 64-) Saturday 3rd May, 2014 Kick-off: 3:00pm Referee: Josh Mannella Assistant Referees: Alex Novatsis, Daniel Cole

Sorrento: 1. James MORGAN (gk), 4. Shaun KILKELLY, 7. James A. MORGAN, 8. Brodie MARTIN, 9. Todd HARNWELL, 10. Jason MIRCO (6. Daryl PLATTEN 73-), 13. Steve MCDONALD, 14. Curtis REID (5. Adam LUCA 79-), 15. Razack GELOO, 17. Reece VITTIGLIA, 22. Ryan PEARSON (2. Danny CAIN 86-) Substitutes not used: 29. Jesse FULLER, 21. Mike MCGINLEY Yellow Cards: James A. MORGAN 25-, Curtis REID 72- Red Cards: James A. MORGAN 65-

Perth Glory: 1. Jack DUNCAN, 2. Matt DAVIES, 3. Rocco PIZZATO (15. Scott ROBERTSON 34-), 4. Brandon ONEIL, 5. Riley WOODCOCK (9 Joe KNOWLES 59-), 6. Blamo QUA QUA, 7. Bor Bor SAMBINDI, 8. Cameron EDWARDS, 10. Jamie MACLAREN, 14. Danny DE SILVA (11. Jacob COLLARD 59-), 17. Harry OBRIEN Substitutes not used: 18. Josh TUCKER, 20. Fraser GREENWOOD Yellow Cards: Nil Red Cards: Nil