Robertson looking forward to ECU Joondalup clash


Perth Glory continue its PS4 National Premier League WA season with a home game against ECU Joondalup at the Ashfield Sports Club on Saturday afternoon.

Glory’s youngsters are coming off a tough 0-1 defeat against Perth SC last week, while Joondalup were well beaten 2-6 at home by Balcatta. Glory dominated possession at Dorrien Gardens, but failed to convert their chances due to some high class goalkeeping from Perth keeper Francis Soale.

Defender Scott Robertson said they were disappointed not to take anything from the game.

“It was a tough pill to swallow coming away from that game with nothing,” Robertson said.

“We definitely dominated possession but to Perth SC’s credit they defended well under extreme pressure,

“Our defensive shape was terrific and our ability to win the ball back quick allowed us to stay in their half most of the second period.

“We had some great opportunities to score but didn’t capitalise, so not to come away with at least a point was extremely disappointing for us, but we take the positives from it and move on.”

The 19-year-old said if they continue to play their own game, they will start to get their rewards.

“Everyone within our environment knows we have to start getting rewarded for our dominant performances,” he said.

“We haven’t been ruthless enough in front of goal and it’s definitely cost us points so far this season,

“But we’ve been working hard in training on attacking aspects so hopefully it’ll show on Saturday.”

Head coach John Gibson said his chargers are playing well, and he said it won’t be long before they turn their chances into goals.

“The message remains constant and the same – we will turn our dominant possession into goals,” Gibson said.

“Fair play to Perth SC – they made it difficult for us – it posed some nice challenges,

“Overall a third of the season is now complete – we are progressing nicely and our performances have been super consistent, but we want more from ourselves individually and collectively.

“It’s about us being better, and every week poses many different challenges.”

Gibson will come up against former Perth Glory midfielder Steven McGarry on Saturday, who is a player/Coach for ECU Joondalup.

The Scotsman was also involved with the Youth program last year, and Gibson said it will be good to catch up with him.

“Stevie is a fantastic person and we look forward to catching-up with him this weekend,” he explained.

“He’s a winner and a super competitor – it will be fun.”

The match kicks-off at 3pm. Entry is free for all Perth Glory FC members.