Match Preview – Focused Glory all set for crunch clash


The Glory squad was at full-strength during Friday morning’s training session, with Joel Chianese, Diego Castro and Andreu Guerao all on field as preparations for Sunday’s crunch clash with Melbourne Victory were cranked up.

Kenny Lowe’s men head into the game having taken seven points from their last three games and will be looking to maintain an impressive recent home record against Victory which has seen them lose only once in the last five meetings between the two clubs at nib Stadium.

The visitors, however, have lost just three of their 11 away games this term and have won their last three on the bounce as they look to lock in a top-three finish.

With both sides hitting some form and the stakes super-high, Lowe is really looking forward to Sunday’s match-up as he told the assembled media before training got underway at McGillivray Oval.



Match Details

Sunday, 25 March 2018

Perth Glory v Melbourne Victory

nib Stadium, Perth

Kick-Off: 4:00 PM (Local) (7:00 PM AEDT)

Referee: Adam Fielding

Assistant Referee 1: Owen Goldrick

Assistant Referee 2: Arvin Shanmuganathan

Fourth Official: Kate Jacewicz

Video Assistant Referee: Eddie Lennie

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Perth Glory: 2.Alex GRANT, 4.Shane LOWRY, 7.Joel CHIANESE, 8.Xavi TORRES, 9.Andy KEOGH (c), 13.Nick FEELY (gk), 14.Chris HAROLD, 15.Brandon WILSON, 16.Joseph MILLS, 17.Diego CASTRO, 18.Andreu GUERAO, 20.Jake BRIMMER, 22.Adam TAGGART, 23.Scott NEVILLE, 26.Jacob ITALIANO, 33.Liam REDDY (gk) , 66.Dino DJULBIC, 88.Neil KILKENNY

**two to be omitted**

Ins: 20.Jake BRIMMER (promoted), 33.Liam REDDY (Gk) (returns from suspension), 17.Diego CASTRO (returns from injury)

Outs: 40.Jackson LEE (omitted)

Unavailable: None

Melbourne Victory: 1.Matt ACTON (gk), 4.Rhys WILLIAMS, 6.Leigh BROXHAM, 7.Kenny ATHIU, 8.Besart BERISHA, 9.Kosta BARBAROUSES, , 14. Thomas DENG, 16.Josh HOPE, 17.James DONACHIE, 18.Matias SANCHEZ, 19. Pierce WARING, 20.Lawrence THOMAS (gk), 21.Carl VALERI (c), 23.Jai INGHAM, 24.Terry ANTONIS, 31.Christian THEOHAROUS, 41.Leroy GEORGE

**one to be omitted**

Ins: 19. Pierce WARING (promoted), 23.Jai INGHAM (promoted)

Outs: 10.James TROISI (International Duty – 1 week)

Unavailable: 11.Mitch AUSTIN (knee – indefinite)


Photo courtesy of Bryce Conway