Adam Taggart believes Perth Glory’s Hyundai A-League 2016/17 Season is beginning to click into gear after they earned a draw against Newcastle Jets on Sunday.
Glory extended their unbeaten run to four matches as goals from Taggart and strike partner Andy Keogh early in each half allowed them to come away from McDonald Jones Stadium with a 2-2 draw.
In an end-to-end contest, Glory also hit the woodwork on two occasions but also had skipper Rostyn Griffiths sent off late on for a second bookable offence.
“In patches we were really good. It’s definitely an improvement on recent weeks,” Taggart told Fox Sports post-match.
“At the end of the day that’s now four games unbeaten and we just have to make sure we’re hard to beat. It’s a step forward but disappointing not to get the three points.
“We’re going in the right direction and we’re starting to click a little bit more now,” the Caltex Socceroo striker added.
“As long as we keep working hard and we continue to turn those 20 minute patches into a full 90 minutes, we’ll be able to beat anyone on our day.”
It was Taggart’s first match in Newcastle since he left the club at the end of the 2013/14 Season when he took out the competition’s golden boot with 16 goals for the campaign.
And he came back to haunt his former employers with the opening goal, capitalising on a shocking error from Lachlan Jackson to score his fourth goal in his last five games.
“I loved my time here. The fans were great, the club were great but at the same time, I’m at Perth now,” said Taggart when asked about celebrating his goal against his former club.
“I’m giving my all for [Glory] now, I gave my all for Newcastle and that’s how I’ll continue to be.
“I wanted to win and it was nice to get a goal, regardless of who it’s against.”
The result keeps Glory in fifth spot on the ladder, three points behind Brisbane Roar, ahead of a clash with Melbourne Victory at nib Stadium next weekend.