Midweek Matters


It’s time for another round up of the latest news coming out of Glory HQ.

Fully Focused

The Glory squad quickly switched their attentions from Saturday’s dramatic win over Melbourne City to Sunday’s trip to Western Sydney and there has been a high tempo at each of the group’s three training sessions so far this week.

In terms of early team news, Shane Lowry is available once again after serving his one-match suspension, while Diego Castro is expected to overcome the calf knock that forced him from the fray last time out.

Brandon Wilson has regained full fitness and is pressing for a recall to the squad, but unfortunately Chris Harold’s quad injury is set to rule him out once again.

Flying start

It’s probably not a good idea to miss the start of Sunday’s showdown at Spotless Stadium as Glory have been fast starters this term.

Kenny Lowe’s side have scored seven goals within the opening 15 minutes of games, the joint-most of any team alongside Newcastle Jets.

Creative King

In addition to scoring three goals in his last four appearances, Diego Castro has also created 19 scoring chances in 2018, the joint-most of any player in that period.

Diego Castro training


And Wanderers know all about the threat that the Spaniard poses as he bagged a brace against them at nib Stadium in Round 18.

Youngsters target second win

Glory’s NPL WA side will be looking to build upon their impressive opening round victory over Perth SC when they face Balcatta at Ashfield Arena on Saturday.

The visitors, meanwhile, will be aiming to bounce back after suffering a 4-2 defeat at the hands of Bayswater City in their first outing.

The first team game kicks off at 5pm, with the Under-18s in action at 1pm and the Under-20s starting at 3pm, so do get along and lend the lads your support if you can.

Attention Glory grapple fans!

We have it on good authority (via superfan Matt ‘Chopper’ Stacey), that pro wrestler Gino Gambino, a.k.a. ‘Mr Juicy’, is a big Glory fan.

Mr Juicy

Mr Juicy (right) in action

He took part in the recent New Japan Pro-Wrestling event at Perth’s HBF Stadium and by all accounts is very much a rising force in the sport.

So keep an eye out for Mr Juicy and we’ll see if we can pin him down (pun fully intended) for an interview soon.