Baby Kaia gives Keogh more reason to score


Perth Glory’s Irish Striker Andy Keogh is confident there are more goals and plenty of more firepower to come from the team’s front third.

Glory got off to a brilliant start in Saturday night’s Heritage Match against the Central Coast Mariners, with Adam Taggart scoring a brace in his first match since returning  to the club while Diego Castro’s penalty made it 3-0 heading into the break.

Vice-Captain Keogh admits he should have added to the goal tally before the Mariners produced an unlikely resurgence which resulted in a 3-3 draw.

 “I should have had a hat-trick really” 

“Just one of those games. I don’t have a problem putting them away in training, sometimes you got to hold your hands up, the keeper made some good saves”

Keogh was adamant there were still plenty of positives to take from the match.

“The linkup between the front four was excellent and our two midfielders anchored really well for 65 minutes of the game”

“It showed on Saturday just how good it can be”

“I think that the four of us (Castro, Harold Taggart and Keogh) can rotate in any of those four positions, it gives defences a lot to think about”

While the striker couldn’t celebrate any goals of his own on the night, Keogh was ecstatic over the birth of his new baby daughter Kaia overnight.

“Great weekend in the Keogh household and we’re really happy” he said.

Keogh and the team will now turn their attention to Sunday’s home match against the Wellington Phoenix, in what will be the first leg of the Long Distance Derby.

 “Wellington made some great signings, have a good manager who knows what he wants and I think it’ll be a good game”

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