Glory under 18’s hit six of the best


Perth Glory’s U-18s outfit has hit the ground running, accounting for newly promoted Joondalup United 6-0 at Ashfield Sports club at the weekend.

Glory led 1-0 at the break with 14-year old Riley Warland finishing off a great training ground set-piece from a corner.

The hot temperature took its toll after the break, but the drinks breaks was a welcome relief to both teams.

However, Glory dominated the second 45 minutes, and added a further five goals, with Sam Kokkoris bagging a brace, and other goals to Adam Zimarino, Dylan Leonard and Charlie Leech.

It was Callum Salmon’s side second win from as many games to start the new season and he was happy with the performance.

“I thought we played well in tough conditions,” he said.

“I was really happy with the final third today, but the challenge for the side is to move the ball quicker and for more forward runs from players off the ball.

“But we are a very young team this year, and I’m really happy with the level at the moment.”

Warland, who was skipper  for the day said it was another good test and good to continue the team’s winning start to the season.

“It was a great win against the new club Joondalup United, the team played very well together in such hot conditions”.

“The squad is looking fresh this season, as we have had a lot of time to gel together which has been fantastic over the past couple months, so to win our opening two games is a great start.” 

The U-20s match and senior NPL match was postponsed due to extreme heat and will be played at a later date.

This weekend Glory’s future stars host Balcatta at Ashfield Sports Club.