- Melbourne Victory 4-1 Perth Glory
- Result temporarily extends race for Premiers Plate
Melbourne Victory overwhelmed Perth Glory 4-1 in a high-quality encounter to cement their grip on second spot on the A-League ladder and temporarily extend the race for the Premiers Plate. Kevin Muscat’s men hadn’t beaten the Glory in their past eight A-League attempts but were thoroughly deserving winners at AAMI Park on Saturday night. The result means Sydney FC will have to wait another week at least before they are mathematically assured of top spot.
Related: Sydney close in on Premiers Plate with tight win over Mariners
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- Western Sydney Wanderers 0-0 Adelaide United
- Wellington Phoenix 3-3 Perth Glory
It was a new night but the same old struggles for Western Sydney, whose A-League finals ambitions are no healthier after they were held to a goalless draw by lowly Adelaide. A highly contentious disallowed goal denied the Wanderers a win they so sorely craved after Tuesday night’s 5-1 Asian Champions League disembowelling by Shanghai SIPG, and leaves their top-six spot at risk of being snatched away by Newcastle.
Related: A-League: Bobo strike seals Sydney FC victory in Big Blue
Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/mar/04/a-league-football-phoenix-glory-wanderers
A-League should be gearing up for all-action climax to the season, but the absence of hype is demoralising and momentum is being lost
Living near Australia’s east coast, the first thing I do in a morning is pour myself a steaming hot mug of bias. This fuels the daily search for A-League news, which consists of an exhaustive trawl through sources from Victoria all the way to New South Wales. But today, to my surprise, I was confronted by a disturbance in the force, the unavoidable presence of Perth Glory.
Under the cloak of west coast anonymity Glory have won four of their past six matches to move level on points with fourth-placed Melbourne City, just two behind next week’s visitors to nib Stadium and occupants of the third and final Asian Champions League qualification spot, Brisbane Roar. During this run Glory have scored at least twice in every match, culminating in the season’s biggest shellacking on Friday night.
Related: A-League: Castro nets twice as Perth Glory thrash Adelaide
Related: Sydney FC looking like A-League Invincibles after emphatic Phoenix win
Related: Depleted Melbourne City come back to earn draw against Brisbane Roar
Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/feb/13/a-league-is-providing-the-thrills-but-ffas-inertia-is-cause-for-serious-concern
Melbourne City beat Perth Glory 2-0 at nib StadiumCity first club to win consecutive W-League titlesMelbourne City have become the first club to win consecutive W-League titles after beating Perth Glory 2-0 in the grand final at nib Stadium.Player-coac…
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- Perth Glory 5-0 Adelaide United at Coopers Stadium
- Diego Castro pilots thrashing with two-goal performance
Perth Glory maestro Diego Castro orchestrated a 5-0 belting of a demoralised Adelaide United in Friday night’s A-League match. Castro scored two goals, set up another for Andy Keogh and featured in the lead-up to Adam Taggart’s score as Perth climbed to fourth spot.
Adelaide can’t slip any lower on the ladder – they’re dead last – but they plunged to fresh, dark depths in a ramshackle display at Coopers Stadium. The loss was Adelaide’s biggest on home soil, eclipsing their 0-4 result just seven weeks ago against Sydney FC.
Related: Sydney FC looking like A-League Invincibles after emphatic Phoenix win
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- Bobby Despotovski says Melbourne City are no longer untouchable
- ‘We all try to be like City. But we don’t have the funds of tycoons’
Perth Glory women’s coach Bobby Despotovski insists Melbourne City are no longer untouchable, and says all the pressure will be on the cashed-up club in the W-League grand final.
City went undefeated on the way to winning last season’s title in their maiden campaign in the W-League, but the star-studded squad have done it much tougher this time, overcoming a mid-season slump to scrape into fourth spot.
Related: Melbourne City down Canberra United in extra-time to reach W-League final
Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/feb/10/glory-coach-pressure-on-cashed-up-melbourne-city-in-w-league-final
Besart Berisha propelled Melbourne Victory to an A-League derby comeback for the ages, coming from a goal behind to defeat Melbourne City 2-1 in the dying stages. Amid high drama on Saturday, Tim Cahill was sent off for dissent without making it onto the pitch as Victory jumped off the canvas with six minutes remaining.
City appeared to be heading for a win when Neil Kilkenny scored the first goal of his Australian career to put them ahead after 70 minutes. But Berisha – who had threatened to be the night’s villain after having a penalty saved brilliantly by Dean Bouzanis – put Victory on terms from Marco Rojas’ cut-back.
Related: Sydney FC undefeated from 18 A-League starts after Brisbane draw
Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/feb/05/melbourne-derby-victory-a-league-glory
- Four-times Premier League champions to play one-off match in Australia
- Sell-out crowd expected at Perth’s new 65,000-capacity stadium
A-League fans are to get another chance to witness a Premier League heavyweight up close and personal with Perth Glory announcing a friendly fixture against Chelsea in mid-2018.
The five-times English champions – four in the Premier League era – will travel to Western Australia to play at the new Perth stadium, which is scheduled to be completed by the start of the 2018 AFL season in March next year.
Related: Branislav Ivanovic proves the unlikely star as Chelsea rout Brentford
Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/jan/29/chelsea-set-for-brush-with-glory-after-perth-friendly-announced-for-2018
- Mariners 2-0 Perth
- In W-League, Canberra United beat Melbourne Victory 5-1
Central Coast have again proved a thorn in Perth’s side, pulling off another upset win in Gosford to climb off the bottom of the A-League table.
The Mariners scored twice within five minutes after half-time at Central Coast Stadium on Saturday to secure their first win since defeating Kenny Lowe’s side nine weeks ago by the same scoreline at the same venue.
Related: Andrew Nabbout’s A-League double helps Jets past Melbourne City
Related: Sydney FC take giant stride towards premiership with win over Victory
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- Perth Glory 2-1 Melbourne Victory
- Brisbane end five-week winless run with 1-0 win over Phoenix
Melbourne Victory have slumped to their second straight defeat, with Perth coming from behind to secure a 2-1 win in Saturday night’s A-League clash at nib Stadium.
Victory striker Besart Berisha made up for his first-half penalty miss with a successful spot kick in the 58th minute. But Glory stormed back into the contest, with Nebojsa Marinkovic nailing a 21m free kick in the 71st minute, before Adam Taggart scored the winner with an 84th-minute tap-in.
Related: Sydney FC extend their A-League lead to eight points in Adelaide win
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- Newcastle Jets 2-2 Perth Glory at McDonald Jones Stadium
- Perth captain Rostyn Griffiths dismissed late on
Newcastle and Perth remain in the A-League’s top six after playing out a neck-and-neck 2-2 draw marred by a controversial late red card to Glory captain Rostyn Griffiths.
The Jets came from behind to lead 2-1 at half-time via a contentious penalty and quick counter-attack, before Perth equalised after the break at McDonald Jones Stadium on Sunday.
Related: Besart Berisha has red card rescinded, free to play against Wellington
Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/jan/15/newcastle-and-perth-share-points-in-entertaining-a-league-encounter
- Perth Glory 2-1 Wellington Phoenix at nib Stadium
- Rostyn Griffiths and Adam Taggart score to end losing streak
The attacking trio of Andy Keogh, Adam Taggart and Diego Castro led Perth Glory to their first A-League win in seven games on Thursday and coach Kenny Lowe hopes to see it continue.
Castro, last season’s Johnny Warren Medal winner, Keogh and Taggart had the potential coming into the new season of providing Glory with the firepower necessary to be genuine contenders.
Related: David Squires on … a true A-League hero: the ball boy who duped Tim Cahill
Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/jan/06/attacking-trio-lead-perth-glory-to-first-a-league-win-in-seven-games
- Melbourne City 2-3 Perth Glory
- Reigning champions City slump to their third loss of the season
Matildas star Sam Kerr has scored a stunning winner to lift Perth Glory to a 3-2 win over champions Melbourne City and into top spot on the W-League ladder.
It was an action-packed AAMI Park encounter with countless goalscoring opportunities, but in the end it was Kerr’s raw pace and ingenuity that made the difference.
Related: Lisa De Vanna to return to W-League with table-topping Canberra United
Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/dec/28/kerrs-goalscoring-exploits-perth-top-w-league
- Melbourne City 3-3 Perth Glory
- Liam Reddy twice denies Bruno Fornaroli from the penalty spot
Melbourne City and Perth Glory have fought out a memorable 3-3 draw but coaches John van’ t Schip and Kenny Lowe both felt the match officials had a night to forget.
The fiery encounter was a thrilling display of attacking soccer played at a breakneck pace, but it was marred by some controversial decisions.
Related: Brendon Santalab faces three-match A-League ban after North tussle
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Tim Cahill delivered and Marco Rojas starred, but Besart Berisha pinched a breathtaking A-League derby win for Melbourne Victory.
Berisha tied the A-League’s scoring record by finishing Rojas’ cross in the 78th minute on Saturday night, ending Victory’s derby dry spell and leapfrogging Melbourne City on the A-League table in the process.
Related: Jets strike at the death to seal win over Adelaide despite howler
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- Perth Glory 1-2 Newcastle Jets at nib Stadium
- Kenny Lowe laments ‘off night’ after his side booed off at half-time
Perth Glory coach Kenny Lowe says he is at a loss to explain his team’s woeful display against Newcastle, but he hasn’t given up hope of turning the club’s fortunes around.
Glory slipped further behind in the A-League title race after suffering a shock 2-1 loss to the lowly Jets at nib Stadium on Saturday night. The result ended Perth’s 10-match unbeaten run at home, and leaves them five points adrift of third spot heading into a daunting clash with ladder leaders Sydney.
Related: Besart Berisha puts Wanderers to the sword, new Nix era starts brightly
Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/dec/11/perth-glory-searching-for-answers-after-shock-defeat-to-newcastle-jets
- Melbourne Victory 1-1 Perth Glory
- Lowe: ‘They had enough chances to win three games’
Perth Glory coach Kenny Lowe has revealed a player pact to improve their away-day fortunes was behind their 1-1 draw with Melbourne Victory.
Glory arrived at AAMI Park off the back of three straight away defeats but will take a point back to Perth thanks to Andy Keogh’s opening goal.
Related: Melbourne City’s van ‘t Schip slams Aloisi for ‘whinging like a baby’
Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/dec/03/kenny-lowe-praises-courageous-perth-glory-in-victory-mismatch
- Sydney FC 4-1 Perth Glory at Allianz Stadium
- Ninković scores two and sets up another as Sky Blues set goalscoring record
A five-star performance from Miloš Ninković inspired Sydney FC to a comprehensive 4-1 win over Perth and continue their perfect start to the A-League season.
Ninković scored one and set up another for Bobô in the first half, before an own goal to Rhyan Grant allowed Glory to stage a fightback on Sunday. However Ninković pegged one back with a second-half volley, and then skipper Alex Brosque netted his fourth goal of the season to ensure a sixth-straight win to open their campaign.
Related: Debutant Max Beister seals Melbourne Victory win over Western Sydney
Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/nov/13/milos-ninkovic-stars-as-sydney-fc-extend-winning-run-against-perth-glory
Brisbane Roar 2-1 Perth Glory at Suncorp StadiumRoar draw level on sevent points with Glory Jamie Maclaren broke his A-League scoring drought and set up another goal as Brisbane Roar booked an impressive 2-1 win over Perth Glory on Sunday. In by far th…
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Our resident cartoonist casts an eye back over what was an intriguing weekend, on and off the field. And you can find David’s archive of Australian sport cartoons here and he also has a book out soon. Pre-order it here
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