Youngsters aiming for final flourish

Glory’s PS4 NPLWA Head Coach John Gibson is hoping that his young charges can round the season off on a high when they tackle Cockburn City on Saturday.

A deserved point from last weekend’s clash with ECU Joondalup effectively secured Glory’s place in the top flight barring some freak results on the final day.

And Gibson believes that a similarly spirited display against Scott Miller’s Cockburn at Ashfield Reserve would be enough to secure a fifth win of the campaign.

“We put in a super performance against a strong ECU side last time out despite conceding a sloppy early goal," he said.

“As we have on numerous occasions this year, we showed great character to fight back and the whole side worked extremely hard to secure the draw.

“Our senior lads, Nick Feely, Brandon Wilson and Joe Knowles, really stood up and the younger lads followed their lead.

“If we can match those levels again and sustain them over 90-plus minutes, there’s no reason we can’t sign off by picking up three points.”

Not that the Glory coach is expecting the ninth-placed ‘Cockerels’ to provide anything other than a stern test.

“They have been strong and have a number of former Glory players in their ranks, so we know what they’re about,” he said.

“It’ll be an exciting challenge for us as a group and we'll focus upon ourselves as we always do. It would be great if we could thank our supporters by signing off with a victory.”

The senior side will be in action at 3pm, with the Under-18s starting at 11am and the Under-20s getting underway at 1pm.

It promises to be a great day of football at Ashfield, so do get along and lend the lads your support if you can.