Glory strike late to seal impressive away win over RedStar

The PGFC Academy First Team continued their impressive start to the NPL WA campaign by coming from behind to beat Perth RedStar 2-1 at RedStar Arena on Saturday, knocking the hosts off the top of the table in the process.

John Walmsley’s side found themselves trailing inside the opening ten minutes when Daryl Nicol released former PGFC Academy midfielder Chok Dau and he scampered clear before firing past Robert Cook.

With the two sides having gone into the game as the league’s top scorers, it came as little surprise that the chances continued to flow at both ends and RedStar went close to doubling their lead when another former Glory man, Declan Hughes, clipped the woodwork.

The visitors went one better just after the hour-mark, however, Joel Anasmo capitalising upon some hesitant home defending and applying a composed finish to make it 1-1.

And Glory were to have the final word right at the death, the impressive Daniel Bennie again getting away down the right before pulling the ball back for Jayden Gorman who poked a shot through the crowded box into the bottom corner.

The result leaves the youngsters occupying second place in the table, trailing leaders Bayswater City on goal-difference only.

The Academy Under-18s, meanwhile, continued their 100% start to the season with a comfortable 4-1 win (Flores 3, Johnson) and a clean sweep on the day was completed by the Under-20s who secured a 2-1 victory (Kuzamba 2) to move to within two points of leaders Perth SC.

All three teams return to action next Saturday (13th May) with another northern suburbs away trip, this time to Olympic Kingsway.

The Under-18s will kick-start the action at Kingsway Reserve at 11am, followed by the Under-20s at 1pm and the First Team at 3pm.

Many thanks to all our Members and fans who attended Saturday’s game – we hope to see you all again at Kingsway Reserve this weekend!

(picture courtesy of Tom McCarthy)