Glory ready for WA State team


Perth Glory are set to take on a WA State Team select at Dorrien Gardens this Wednesday night.

The match is set to be Perth Glory’s third local friendly of the season, after 1-0 and 4-0 victories against Cockburn City and Inglewood United.

Football West chairman Peter Hugg is excited for the match on Wednesday night between the two sides.

“The game against Glory gives the WA players an opportunity to test themselves against players of A-League calibre,” Hugg said.

“If recent history is anything to go by, this will be a closely contested match.”

The yearly match follows Glory’s scintillating Westfield FFA Cup Round of 32 clash against Newcastle Jets, where the boys from the West earned a thrilling 4-3 penalty shootout win, following a 2-2 draw after 120 minutes. Lowe was pleased with his team following the match, and was particularly excited by the newer faces at the club.

“First half they (Jets) were the better side. But in the second half we changed the shape a little bit and we were in the game,” Lowe said.

“We’ve got Jakey Collard, young Stef Valentini who came on and got us the penalty, and Hagi Gligor came on and did really, really well so I’m really happy for the kids.

“And Gyorgy the Hungarian boy I thought was magnificent.”

Glory were humbled in the pre-season hitout last year, falling 2-1 to the State side. Sidnei Sciola’s header was not enough to cancel out strikes from Alec Solomons and Ludovic Boi.

It promises to be another closely contested clash this year in the Call to Arms Cup, which supports the Cancer Council Western Australia in their research efforts.

Perth Glory FC vs. WA State Team

Dorrien Gardens
Wednesday, 19th of August 2015
Kick-off at 7:30pm