Cockburn next in line for Glory young guns


Perth Glory will play their first home game of the PS4 National Premier League WA season on Saturday, when they take on former Glory defender Scott Miller’s Cockburn City at Ashfield Reserve.

The Glory youngsters let a two-goal lead slip last weekend against Bayswater City, but head coach John Gibson said that game is gone and they are looking forward to taking on the Cockerels.

“We produced a really good performance last week, but unfortunately we have nothing to show for our endeavours,” Gibson said.

“The group was extremely disappointed after the game, as they know they’ve come away with nothing against last season’s Champions.

“This demonstrates to them how far they’ve developed as a group, albeit very positive signs.

“We continue to drive the standards and the group are really showing a great appetite to get better and we head into every game in a positive frame of mind.”

Midfielder Daniel Stynes put in another good performance, and he said they definitely deserved something from the game.

“It was a fantastic performance all round last week against the best team in WA, we deserved to get the three points or at least a draw,” Stynes said.

“However when you give away three penalties and get two men sent off, it doesn’t help.

“We had players missing as well, so players had to play in different positions, but we worked hard all the way to the end.”

Cockburn won their opener against Balcatta, and Stynes said they will be looking to rebound this week and get their first win on the board.

“It will be another very tough game,” said Stynes. “But I think teams will fear us now because of the game at Bayswater, and we don’t fear anyone, so it will be a cracking game.

“We played them in pre-season and it was a very good game. We played with a lot of structure and guile last week so we will be looking to do the same again.”

Glory will go into the game without the suspended Calvin Whitney and Ross Millard.