Glory’s youngsters were pipped at the post for a second week in succession as David Perich’s 79th-minute goal sealed a 2-1 win for Subiaco AFC at Ashfield Reserve.
The visitors’ player-manager, Ian McMurray, had given them an early lead, before Michael Domfeh went close to making it 1-1 when he fired a Daniel Stynes’ cutback narrowly wide.
But Glory were not to be denied early in the second half when skipper Stynes cut in from the left and capped a superb solo run by rifling a shot into the bottom corner.
At that stage, John Gibson’s side looked more than capable of going on to claim the points, with Subiaco goalkeeper Ryan Montgomery forced to produce a superb save to keep Stynes at bay.
As they did against Bayswater last weekend, however, Glory switched off as the final ten minutes loomed, allowing Perich to latch on to McMurray’s lay-off and steer a half-volley past the helpless Nick Feely.
The result was more than a little harsh on the hosts whom Gibson felt deserved something from the game.
“We created enough chances to have won today,” he said, “but when you’re not ruthless enough in front of goal, you tend to get punished.
“The two goals we conceded were both very soft and we really have to learn from those mistakes that we made. But we’ll look to do that and then switch our focus to our next game against ECU Joondalup.”
There was better news for Glory’s other sides, however, with the Under-18s winning 4-1 and the Under-20s also bagging three points in a 4-3 thriller.
All three teams will be in action at ECU on Saturday, with the Under-18s kicking off at 11am, the Under-20s starting at 1pm and the seniors getting underway at 3pm.