Stat Attack: Glory v Phoenix

Only three weeks after our last duel, the Distance Derby between Glory and Wellington Phoenix is on again this Wednesday.

So we got to work picking some fresh stats and sieving out a handful of trivia granules to set the scene…

Classy Clisby

Jack Clisby is currently Glory’s leading provider of assists this season with three and has also supplied the most crosses (69).

His tally of 20 interceptions, meanwhile, is second only to Darryl Lachman (22).

Goals Galore

Wellington’s last six games have featured a total 26 goals at an average of 4.3 per 90 minutes.

The ‘Nix have scored nine of those and conceded 17.

Milestone Man

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Liam Reddy is set to make his 400th national league (NSL and A-League) appearance on Wednesday evening, becoming only the eighth man in history to do so.

He debuted for Paramatta Power back in March 2001 and has played for seven current A-League clubs.

Young Guns

Wellington’s squad is the youngest in the A-League with an average age of 25.6.

Glory’s average age is 27.9, placing it fifth-lowest in this category.

Talay Tally

Phoenix Head Coach Ufuk Talay has taken on Glory seven times during his managerial career, winning three, losing three and drawing one of those games.

During his playing days for Sydney FC and North Queensland Fury, meanwhile, he was on the losing side just once in 12 appearances against Glory.

Tremendous Teens

Seven teenagers have featured in Glory’s first team this season, along with seven other players aged 23 or under.

Five-Star Glory

Glory’s biggest win in the fixture was a 5-0 home triumph in April 2019.

Andy Keogh (2), Diego Castro, Chris Ikonomidis and Brendon Santalab shared the goals.