White Hot Harold – Glory poised for top six


A new two year contract coupled with four goals in as many matches has left speedy Perth Glory winger Chris Harold with a spring in his step.

The 23-year old has been in sensational form in the past month, so the question remains. What’s happened?

“I think the big thing for me in front of goal has been confidence” he said.

“Once I had got my first, the monkey was off my back really and I wasn’t beating myself up about it anymore. I just need to maintain this form now”

Harold’s first Hyundai A-League goal of the season coincided with his 100th league match against Melbourne City.

Glory was reduced to 10-men during that match and Harold scored the equalizer to help his team earn a valuable point in front of a home-crowd.

The 2-2 draw marked a four game unbeaten streak, with wins over Newcastle Jets, Melbourne Victory and Wellington Phoenix where he scored the winner against the New Zealand rivals on Sunday.

Harold has been doing extra work at training with the help of former Glory striker Branko Jelic.

“We’ve only had a couple of short sessions after training but I definitely think they have been beneficial” he said.

“He was clearly a top player and an excellent goal scorer so his little tips and habits that he is passing onto me are making a difference to my game.”

The aspiring lawyer said the Wellington win had boosted the team’s spirits as it prepares for another important clash against Sydney FC this Saturday.

“Since we are over here for the week, the win is going to make this trip much more enjoyable. I’m sure the boys are going to be very upbeat and sprightly all week”.

“Having gained two away wins in a row gives us a big psychological boost ahead of the Sydney game” he said.

Glory sits five points from 6th spot but only 6 points from third. 

Harold said the mission from here on was obvious.

“It’s most definitely making the finals. We have built some momentum now and if we can sustain that I’m sure we’re going to be in amongst it come finals. If we do make finals from here, I think we will be a major threat to any team we face”. 

Glory’s match against Sydney kicks-off at 2.15 WST on Saturday.

Perth hosts Brisbane Roar at nib Stadium on February 20.

All adults tickets to the match are fixed at $20 to any seat in the house purchased online (subject to availability)