A young Perth Glory has been beaten 3-1 by Subiaco AFC in week four of the PS4 National Premier League at Rosalie Park.
Jonas Dorling gave the home side the lead on 17 minutes, before Nathan Costello levelled on the half hour.
Scottish striker Danny Milne put the home side ahead one minute later, before he wrapped up the points midway through the second half from the penalty spot.
The young Glory side had midfielder Mitch Oxborrow missing from the line-up; he and Riley Woodcock and NPL captain Jacob Collard were all on sebior team duties, with Oxborrow makign his debute for Kenny Lowe's team
The Glory youngsters started the game well and coach John Gibson was impressed with the players attitude
“Initially we controlled the tempo and started really well, and created several chances which we didn’t capitalize on,” he said.
“We then conceded a soft goal, but we showed great character to come back soon after and then disappointingly lacked concentration and conceded sixty seconds after we levelled the score.”
Subiaco striker Milne said it was a relief to get the team's first win on the board.
“We stuck to our game plan well by limiting the options for the man on the ball. We caused them problems when we went forward and took our chances at important stages in the game,” Milne said.
“It was a good team performance and work rate in hot conditions. We have been narrowly beaten in the other games at the start of the season so hopefully this will kick start our season and we can start to rack up more points.”
It was huge game for Subiaco, they were on the back foot early as the young Glory side pressed and caused some nervous moments for their defence.
But Glory fell behind on 17 minutes. Nathan Diaz’s free kick was headed down by Ger Fitzgerald, and Glory keeper Jordan Franken was unable to collect it, and Dorling was on hand to lob the ball home.
However Glory hit back and was level on the half hour, in similar circumstances.
A free kick into the box from Slobodan Vulin found Costello, who fired home.
But straight from the kick off the home side regained the lead. A long throw caused problems in the Glory box, and Rory Feely headed it down to Milne who finished off at the near post.
The home side continued to dominate and added a third five minutes after the break.
Matthew Akehurst made space down the right, and he slipped the ball into the path of Diaz, who was brought down by Nic Talimozioski and referee Michal Jasinski pointed straight to the spot.
Milne stepped up fired home the penalty.
Gibson said the team would regroup and s looking forward to Saturday’s ANZAC day clash at Floreat Athena.
“We demand more from ourselves and have high standards. You can’t switch off or you will be punished,” he said.
The match kicks off at 6pm.
Subiaco AFC 3 (Dorling 17’, Milne 30’ 54’)
Perth Glory 1 (Costello 29’)
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Venue: Rosalie Park
Referee: Michal Jasinski
Subiaco AFC: GK Ryan MONTGOMERY, 2 Nathan DIAZ, 5 Mitch STEINBERG, 3 Ger FITZGERALD, 6 Daniel MILNE (17 Ignacio DOMINGUEZ 88’), 7 Jonas DERLING, 14 James OLIVER, 12 Rory FEELY (16 Siyang ZHANG 82’), 10 Matt AKEHURST, 15 Alex TRIGLAVCANIN (13 George TCHAMI 51’), 8 Kevin WHITE
Substitutes not used: RGK Anastasis FARSALAS, 4 Jackson DONGRAY
Yellow Cards: Diaz 28’
Perth Glory: GK Jordan FRANKEN, 2 Gian ALBANO, 3 Ali GHOLAMI (14 Matthew NTOUMENOPOLOUS 78’) , 4 Nathan COSTELLO, 5 Scott ROBERTSON (13 Henry DURR 46’), 6 Calvin WHITNEY, 7 Sam MCKEARNIN, 8 Dejan SPASEKI, 9 Stef VALENTINI, 10 Slobodan VULIN 11 Nic TALIMOZIOSKI (12 Waliedin ISMAIL 52’)
Substitutes not used: RGK Ryan BARKER, 15 Sean TROUP,
Yellow Cards: Whitney 60’, Albano 61’, Ismail 67, Vulin 84’