Team News: Perth Glory FC vs Wellington Phoenix


We’ve released our squad of 18 for the home match against the Wellington Phoenix at nib Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Former Southampton left-back Joseph Mills could possibly make his first Hyundai A-League appearance while Mitchell Oxborrow could see his first minutes of game time this season.

Glory will be hungry to make amends after last weeks 3-3 draw by notching their first win of a young season.

Wellington will be fired up after an opening round defeat to ten-man Melbourne City in New Zealand.

Expect to see plenty of goals when these sides face each other on Sunday.

Glory Facts and Stats

  • No player recorded more shots on target than Glory’s Adam Taggart in the opening matchday (4); scoring twice.
  • Glory scored three goals in their opening match this season (v Mariners) despite recording only 38.8% of possession.
  • Rhys Williams made 11 clearances in the 3-3 draw with the Mariners last weekend. Williams also won 78.6% of his duels (11/14).
  • Diego Castro racked up an impressive passing accuracy of 92.7% out of his 41 attempted passes against the Mariners.
  • Josh Risdon amassed 31 passes in his opponents half last weekend out of his 47 attempted passes
  • Glory had the third best passing accuracy of Round 1 with 80.7% from 405 passes.
  • A 36.4% crossing accuracy against the Mariners saw the Glory in second position for successful crosses.
  • Perth Glory conceded the least amount of fouls in all of Round 1 (10).
  • Perth Glory had the best shooting accuracy out of all the sides in Round 1 of the A-League with 66.7% (15 shots/10 on target).
  • Adam Taggart leads the Hyundai A-League goalscoring charts along with Roy O’Donovan, both with 2 goals.
  • Wellington Phoenix have lost five games on the bounce; if they lose this match, it’ll mark their longest ever losing run in the A-League.
  • Glory has beaten the Phoenix at home on 7 occasions out of the thirteen played at nib Stadium.
  • Glory has defeated the Phoenix in the last two times they have played each other (both away from home).

Hyundai A-League 2016/17 Round 2

Sunday 17 October 2016
Perth Glory v Wellington Phoenix
nib Stadium, Perth

Kick-Off: 4:00PM (Local) (7:00PM (AEDT))

Referee:  Daniel Elder
Assistant Referee 1:  Josh Mannella
Assistant Referee 2:  Matthew Southern
Fourth Official:  Adam Fielding

TV Broadcast:  Live coverage on Fox Sports 505 from 7.00pm (AEDT) and Sky Sport 2 (New Zealand)
Radio Broadcast:  720 ABC Perth, ABC Local Radio WA, Grandstand Digital & via the ABC Radio Mobile App – A-league Live, Crocmedia A-League Live (www.facebook.com/A-leagueLIVERadio), SEN Radio, EON Sports

Join the conversation on Twitter using the hash-tag #PERvWEL

Tickets for the match are available  HERE

Memberships are available to purchase  HERE


Perth Glory: 

2. Alex GRANT, 3. Marc WARREN, 5.Rhys WILLIAMS, 6.Dino DJULBIC, 8. Rostyn GRIFFITHS, 9. Andy KEOGH, 10. Nebojsa MARINKOVIC, 13. Nicholas FEELY (GK), 14. Chris HAROLD, 15. Brandon WILSON, 16. Joe MILLS,  17. Diego CASTRO, 18. Mitch OXBORROW, 19. Josh RISDON, 22. Adam TAGGART, 24. Milan SMILJANIC, 28. Joe KNOWLES 33. Liam REDDY (GK)  

**Two to be omitted**

INS:  16. Joe MILLS, 18. Mitch OXBORROW,

OUTS: None

Unavailable:  4. Shane LOWRY (hip)

Wellington Phoenix:

1.Glen MOSS (GK), 2.Jacob TRATT, 4.Roly BONEVACIA, 5.Ryan LOWRY, 7.Gui FINKLER, 8.Alex RODRIGUEZ, 9.Kosta BARBAROUSES, 10.Michael MCGLINCHEY, 11.Hamish WATSON, 12.Adam PARKHOUSE, 13.Marco ROSSI, 14.Alex RUFER, 17.Vince LIA, 19.Tom DOYLE, 20.Lewis ITALIANO (GK), 21 Roy KRISHNA, 22.Andrew DURANTE (c), 23.Matthew RIDENTON

**two to be omitted**

Ins:  9.Kosta BARBAROUSES (returns from international duty), 10.Michael McGLINCHEY (returns from international duty), 19.Tom DOYLE (returns from injury), 22.Andrew DURANTE (returns from international duty), 23.Matthew RIDENTON (returns from international duty)

Outs:  6.Dylan FOX (omitted), 24.Logan ROGERSON (omitted), 26.Jack-Henry SINCLAIR (omitted)

Unavailable:  Nil