A-League

Glory’s win comes at a cost

Saturday July 18, 2009 by  

Perth Glory began their third game in nine day’s this afternoon, and they came out 1-0 winners against the North Queensland Fury at the Hyundai Stadium in Mandurah.

Glory defender Jamie Harnwell, who was paired up front with Glory marquee signing Mile Sterjovski, bagged Glory’s only goal in the 17th minute, but his afternoon ended in agony when he was hurt as he launched himself into a diving header nine minutes before half-time.

He was stretched off writhing in pain, and will have scans on Monday to determine the extent of the injury, but it doesn’t look good for him with the A-league opener against Adelaide only three weeks away.

Glory coach David Mitchell expected Harnwell to be sidelined for up to six weeks. “Jamie Harnwell is Perth Glory through and through. He just loves playing for the club,” Mitchell said. Read more

Wolves show their claws to beat Glory

Friday July 10, 2009 by  

English Premier League side Wolverhampton Wanderers have kicked started their Australian tour with a 1-0 victory against Perth Glory at Members Equity Stadium on Friday night.

Sylvan Ebanks-Blake fired home the Wolves winning goal. (Photo credit/courtesy: Wolverhampton Wanderers FC)
Sylvan Ebanks-Blake fired home the Wolves winning goal.
Photo courtesy of Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

Sylvan Ebanks-Blake scored the only goal of the night after only two minutes, and for the rest of the game both sides failed to create too many chances, although there were good signs for the A-League side, with Mile Sterjovski, Andy Todd and Jacob burns making their debut’s.

It was a good start for the side from the West Midlands and they were ahead after only two minutes. A long throw from George Elokobi was flicked on by Chris Iwelumo to Ebanks-Blake, who stabbed the ball home at the second attempt. Read more

Glory ease past Cockburn City in training match

Sunday July 5, 2009 by  

Perth Glory continued their preparation for the new A-League season with a comprehensive 7-0 victory against Football West Premier League side Cockburn City at Dalmatinac Park on Saturday morning.

Cockburn, with former Glory winger Scott Miller as their Coach, started well with Matthew Grigo and Brazilian Renato Jelen causing the Glory problems down the flanks, while Aaron dos Santos was instrumental, as the Cockerels tested Glory goalkeeper Aleks Vrteski on several occasions in the first half hour, but Vrteski was up to the task and held onto his clean sheet.

The floodgates opened late in the first half when the former Glory Youth midfielder Andrija Jukic volleyed home Jimmy Downey’s cross from the right flank.

Scott Bulloch scrambled home the second from a corner and curled a free kick around the Cockburn City wall from long-range to make it 3-0 at half time. Read more