Six of the best for Glory

Perth Glory made it six straight wins in the National Youth League with a dominant 4-0 victory over the Newcastle Jets at ME Bank Stadium on Boxing Day.

Perth Glory made it six straight wins in the National Youth League with a dominant 4-0 victory over the Newcastle Jets at ME Bank Stadium on Boxing Day.

The Glory produced a scorching performance on a hot day in Perth with midfielder Glen Trifiro scoring a brace while Ludovic Boi and Reece Vittiglia registered a goal a piece to keep Perth in second position on the ladder comfortably clear of Adelaide and Gold Coast.

Perth has beaten Sydney FC, Central Coast Mariners, Brisbane Roar, the Australian Institute of Sport, Gold Coast United and now Newcastle over the last six weeks in a stunning run of form.

“We-re trying to put a framework in place where people understand six or seven basic ideas in the style of how we want to play,” said Coach Gareth Naven.

“I-ve told the players they must bring their own individual flair and resource to make sure that framework is effective and I think they-re doing that effectively across the pitch

“We-ve got squad that is fit and healthy and there is pressure to perform otherwise someone will step in and take your spot. That is a good thing and it is driving the group to achieve their best.”

Both sides had plenty of early chances before the effects of the heat took some of the sting out of the game. The Jets had the upper hand in terms of number of opportunities while Perth was closest to opening the scoring when Newcastle scrambled to clear from the goal line.

Perth seemed to weather the conditions the best and were rewarded for their pressure just before the break when Boi instinctively pounced on a parried save from Jets ‘keeper Ben Kennedy to coolly put it back past the Newcastle custodian and into the net.

The home side continued to step up the intensity after the half and Trifiro was next to get his name on the score sheet with a nice finish.

Perth-s attacking flair was causing the Jets all sorts of problems and just minutes after their second goal they could have been three to the good however Ryan Pearson-s shot was pushed over the bar.

Another chance was denied when a header from Tommi Amphlett was saved on the goal line but Vittiglia, playing only his second match back after recovering from a broken arm, added Glory-s third in the 63rd minute.

Trifiro rounded out the match with his second a short time later to give Perth an emphatic victory and a perfect post-Christmas present.

“I think they (the players) are a confident bunch, individually and as a group, and I think they understand what the team is about,” Naven said.

“They are all for the team and I think that-s important with this group. They-re not selfish and as individuals they come together and work well as a unit.

“It enables us to create success in both their personal development and also in terms of results week-in and week-out which is nice,” Naven said.

National Youth League 2009/10: Rd 17
Perth Glory 4(Ludovic BOI 44-, Glen TRIFIRO 51-/69-, Reece VITTIGLIA 63-)
Newcastle Jets 0
Saturday, 26 December 2009 at ME Bank Stadium, Perth

Referee: David Costello
Assistant referee: Josh Manella and Trent Fleskins
Fourth official: Josh Mihevc

Perth Glory: 1. Alex PEARSON (Tim DOYLE 60-) (gk), 2. Ryan PEARSON, 3. Steve HESKETH (c), 5. Joshua RISDON (4. Sam MITCHINSON 60-), 6. Dean EVANS, 7. Cameron EDWARDS, 8. Howard FONDYKE (David PRICE 60-), 11. Ludovic BOI, 13. Adam TAGGART, 14. Glen TRIFIRO, 21. Tommy AMPHLETT (12. Reece VITTIGLIA 60-)

Substitutes not used: Nil
Yellow cards: Nil
Red cards: Nil

Newcastle Jets: 1. Ben KENNEDY (gk) (20. Dion SHAW (gk) 46-), 2. Matthew SIM, 4. Jon GRIFFITHS, 5. Scott BALDERSON, 6. Taylor REGAN, 7. William ANGEL (13. Fabian IACOVELLI 54-) 8. Brodie MOOY, 9. Jason NAIDOVSKI (12. Adrian KARAKOLEVSKI 51-), 10. Mirjan PAVLOVIC, 11. Damian BROSQUE (14. Jesse PINTO 54-).

Substitutes not used:
Yellow cards: Brodie MOOY 67-
Red cards: Nil