Naven happy despite loss

Perth Glory youth coach Gareth Naven has praised his teams performance, despite a 2-1 loss to Adelaide United at Hindmarsh Stadium.

Perth Glory youth coach Gareth Naven has praised his teams performance, despite a 2-1 loss to Adelaide United at Hindmarsh Stadium.

“The boys were fantastic and they played really good football. If it was a decision on who played the best football, Perth Glory certainly did,” Naven said.

The Glory led one nil with ten minutes to play but could not hold on after Anthony Skorich was sent off.

“Obviously with a man down it-s a lack of discipline and it-s not acceptable.

“It-s a telling factor when you lose a player.

“It-s not 10 yards you need to cover it-s 30 yards each player has to cover and that does have an effect.”

After a goalless first half, Tommy Amphlett opening the scoring when he broke through the Reds offside trap to strike the ball across Mark Birighitti from 10 yards.

Amphlett was a handful for Adelaide all afternoon, forcing Birighitti into a number of fine saves.

But the Reds ended the Glory-s nine game unbeaten run with two goals from Francesco Monterosso.

The first came after 80 minutes before Moterosso pounced again in the 94th minute.

The dangerous striker received the ball a few metres outside the penalty box, turned quickly towards goal and elevated the ball into the roof of the net.

“They should be congratulated, they did really well and it-s another stepping stone to getting better,” Naven said.

Glen Trifiro finished the game on the sidelines with an ankle injury but Naven says it-s too early to predict if the midfielder will miss the next match.

“Not to sure at the moment, we think it-s bruised but our physio Sarah will look after him.”

NATIONAL YOUTH LEAGUE- Round 15

Adelaide United 2 (Monterosso 80- and 94-)

Perth Glory 1 (Amphlett 57-)