Winger Chris Harold marked his 100th match in Perth Glory colours with a man-of the-match performance and a spectacular assist to goal scorer Adam Taggart to help secure a vital point on the road on New Year’s Day.
Now as Glory prepares for its Round 14 encounter against Wellington Phoenix on Thursday night, the 24-year old said he was looking forward to a bountiful goal-scoring second half of the season.
“I’m feeling pretty happy with myself right now and getting a few assists is always good. If I have to provide and that’s my role then I’m happy to do that” he said.
Harold’s 100 came on the back of a dramatic 3-3 draw match against championship favourites Melbourne City at AAMI Park where the pacey winger scored an incredible goal past a mesmerised City ‘keeper Dean Bouzanis.
Harold was now hopeful of adding more goals to his tally in 2017.
“It’d be nice to chip in with a few more goals and now that I’ve got one I can grab a couple more” he said.
And while the two draws on the road were a positive result, Harold said the team needed to convert them into wins.
“From our results, we’ve been conceding too many goals but we seem to be scoring every game.
In front of goal we’ve been pretty clinical, it’s just a matter of being a little more cohesive defensively I think”.
While it may not be raining goals for Harold just yet, this season he has emerged as the Glory’s most fouled player, which highlights the threat he poses with his blistering pace.
After just 13 rounds the young attacker has won 35 fouls and has produced five assists, which highlights the danger he poses for the opposition’s defence.
“This season I just got to cop it on the chin really as an attacking player you tend to cop a lot of the brunt of defensive aggression I guess, but as long as I don’t get injured I don’t mind it.”
Harold joins other current and former Glory centurions in Jacob Burns, Steven McGarry, Danny Vukovic and Josh Risdon.
“It’s a proud little milestone for myself, Perth Glory is an historic club. I’m just trying to catch Josh Risdon (126 PG caps) now so that’s my goal” he quipped.
Glory hosts the Phoenix in the second leg of the Long Distance Derby at nib Stadium on Thursday night.
Kick-off is at 6pm and tickets can be purchased HERE.