NPL WA Match Preview: Sinagra excited to face former club

PGFC Academy First Team goalkeeper Adrian Sinagra is set for an emotional evening on Friday as he comes up against his former club, Perth SC, at Crazy Domains Stadium at Hartfield Park (kick-off at 7.30pm).

The gifted shot-stopper has been in impressive form for the Glory youngsters during a promising start to the NPL WA campaign which has seen them pick up seven points from their opening four games, despite losing the services of a host of players due to A-League call-ups.

Sinagra’s association with Perth SC goes way back and he’s looking forward to crossing swords with them in what has traditionally been a keenly-contested fixture.

“It was my boyhood club,” he said.

“They brought me up and stuck by me and it’s going to be hard controlling the emotions.

“But obviously I’m here now and we have a goal and I want to do the very best I possibly can for the club.

“It’s going to be a tough game as they [Perth SC] always put up a good fight.

“It’s going to be busy!”

The 19-year-old, who has started each of Glory’s games this term, was quick to praise the way the young squad has gone about its business since he joined in pre-season.

“The team performance has been good considering the player movement and where everyone else has gone,” he said.

“The boys that have come up have done exceptionally well.

“You can’t fault them at all, especially playing in the environment against men when some of them are 15 or 16.

“In terms of my own performances, they’ve not been too bad.

“There’s been a little bit of a dip in consistency, but I’m working on it.”

The PGFC Academy First Team will be up against a Perth SC side still searching for their first win of the season having lost to Stirling Macedonia and drawn with Sorrento FC in their opening two games.

Last season’s corresponding fixture ended in a 1-1 draw, with Giordano Colli finding the net from the spot for Glory.

The PGFC Academy Under-18s and Under-20s, meanwhile, will take on their Perth SC counterparts at Crazy Domains Stadium on Saturday, with the kick-off times set for 9am and 11am.

Do get along and support the lads if you can – admission is FREE for Glory Members.

(picture courtesy of Tom McCarthy)