Academy First Team downed at Dorrien


The PGFC Academy First Team’s latest NPL WA outing ended in defeat as they went down 4-1 to Perth SC at Dorrien Gardens.

The youngsters found themselves trailing to goals from Michael Domfeh and Bojan Radinovic at the break, with Thomas Southgate duly making it 3-0 midway through the second half.

And although Royie Rahamim came off the bench to reduce the arrears six minutes later, any hopes of a late Glory comeback were extinguished by a fourth goal for the hosts from Aleks Jovic.

Richard Garcia’s side began the game brightly, with Ciaran Bramwell and Charlie Leech both going close, but they were dealt a blow just short of the half-hour mark when a high ball into the box prompted a goalmouth scramble and ex-Glory man Domfeh pounced to find the net from close range.

Radinovic’s thumping header duly doubled Perth SC’s lead and it was another back-post headed effort, this time from Southgate that made it 3-0.

When Bryce Bafford got in behind the home defence and squared for Rahamim to sweep the ball into the net, Glory looked to be back in the contest, but a well-taken effort from Jovic five minutes from time instead made the points safe for Ramon Falzon’s charges.

The result leaves the youngsters in tenth spot on the NPL WA ladder, but still only two points adrift of the top six.

In Saturday’s other games, meanwhile, the Under-18s lost 3-1 and the Under-20s fought out a 1-1 draw.

All three teams will return to action on Saturday when they head to Alfred Skeet Reserve to take on Armadale.

The Under-18s will get things underway at 11am, followed by the Under-20s at 1pm and the First at 3pm.

Match Details

Perth SC 4 (Domfeh 27′, Radinovic 36′, Southgate 72′, Jovic 85′) Perth Glory 1 (Rahamim 78′)

Half-Time: 2-0

Referee: Arvin Shanmuganathan

Perth SC: 1.Ryan MONTGOMERY (GK), 2.Alex SILLA, 4.Thomas SOUTHGATE (C), 7.Aleks JOVIC, 10.Michael DOMFEH (12.Daniel MACKENZIE 72′), 15.Sasa NJEGIC (14.Jawad REZAI 87′), 16.Kieran COLWELL, 18.Jackson MORGAN (6.Nic MACDONALD 76′), 19.Bojan RADINOVIC, 20.Jayden GORMAN (13.Leigh MORGAN 87′), 22.Yagoub MUSTAFA

Substitutes not used: 23.Jackson LEE (GK)

Yellow Cards: Colwell, Morgan

Red Cards: None

Perth Glory: 1.Sam REILLY (GK), 2.Mason TATAFU, 5.Alessandro CIRCATI, 6.Lewis TUCKER (16.Chris DONNELL 62′), 7.Fraser DUNLOP (13.Jacob MUIR 58′), 8.Charlie LEECH, 9.Ciaran BRAMWELL (C) (17.Royie RAHAMIM 61′), 10.Giordano COLLI (V 76′), 11.Bryce BAFFORD, 18.Nick WALSH, 22.Josh RAWLINS

Substitutes not used: 20.Kade WHITE (GK)

Yellow Cards: Colli

Red Cards: None

(Picture courtesy of Tom McCarthy)