Latest friendly clash ends all square

Glory’s third pre-season outing and their first against A-League opposition, saw them battle out a 0-0 draw with Central Coast Mariners behind closed doors in Gosford.

In blustery conditions, it was the hosts who created the first chance as Liam Reddy proved equal to a strike from Michael Ruhs, before Ryan Williams and Stefan Colakovski were both narrowly off-target at the other end.

Clear-cut chances were thin on ground before the break, but the early stages of the second half saw a flurry of action as the Mariners’ Brian Kaltak went close with a header and Reddy was again called into action, this time to foil Jason Cummings.

With Ruben Zadkovich using all ten of his substitutes in the final half-hour and the Mariners also making a raft of changes, the game lost some of its rhythm, although Glory came close to claiming victory right at the death when Keegan Jelacic was teed up by fellow-substitute Joseph Forde and unleashed a powerful shot which was well saved by Yaren Sozer.

Match Details

Central Coast Mariners 0-0 Perth Glory

Half-time: 0-0

Central Coast Stadium

Referee: Michael Weiner

Central Coast Mariners: 20.Danny VUKOVIC (GK), 2.Thomas AQUILINA, 3.Brian KALTAK, 6.Max BALARD, 9.Jason CUMMINGS, 10.Beni NKOLOLO, 13.Harrison STEELE, 14.Garang KUOL, 18.Jacob FARRELL, 21.Michael RUHS, 23.Daniel HALL

Substitutes: 4.Josh NISBET, 7.Sam SILVERA, 15.Storm ROUX, 17.Kelechi JOHN, 22.Cameron WINDUST, 24.Yaren SOZER (GK), 25.Nectarios TRAIANTIS, 29.Atem Dor JOK, 32.Dean LARSON, 33.Josh HONG, 36.Maksim KASALOVIC, 90.Paul AYONGO

Perth Glory: 33.Liam REDDY (GK), 2.John KOUTROUMBIS, 5.Mark BEEVERS (C), 6.Aaron MCENEFF, 7.Ryan WILLIAMS, 9.Bruno FORNAROLI, 14.Jack CLISBY, 25.Matt HATCH, 26.Giordano COLLI, 29.Darryl LACHMAN (C), 77.Stefan COLAKOVSKI

Substitutes: 13.Cameron COOK (GK), 3.Jacob DOWSE, 4.Luke BODNAR, 11.Ben ZUBEL, 15.David WILLIAMS, 16.Keegan JELACIC, 23.Mitch OXBORROW, 36.Joseph FORDE, 37.Jacob MUIR, 43.Adam Zimarino