A-League

Santalab steals Glory with late equaliser

Sunday November 6, 2016 by  

Perth Glory has been held to a 2-2 draw with Western Sydney Wanderers in a fiery encounter at nib Stadium today.

A season-high crowd of 13,290 witnessed the high tempo game, and was treated to two-goals in the opening five minutes.

The Wanderes got off to a blistering start, with marquee midfielder Nicolas Martinez scoring after just 32 seconds. Read more

Hat-trick Keogh steals the lime light

Friday October 21, 2016 by  

Irish international striker Andy Keogh has emerged as Perth Glory’s hero after scoring a perfect hat-trick in a fiery and spirited 3-2 win over glamour club Melbourne City, sending the Western Australians to the top of the A-League for at least the next 48-hours.

Keogh drew first blood in only the seventh minute of the match, after a well worked free-kick engineered by Nebo Marinkovic and Chris Harold who cut it back to Keogh to finish in front of goal.

On the stroke of half-time City equalised after being awarded a dubious penalty which saw last year’s golden boot winner Bruno Fornaroli score from the spot kick and send tempers flaring in both camps. Read more

Adelaide United clinch A-League Premiership

Saturday April 9, 2016 by  

Adelaide United have been crowned A-League Premiers in the last round of the 2015/16 season.

Following Adelaide United’s 2-0 win over Melbourne City on Friday night, the Reds’ fate was left in the hands of Brisbane Roar, who lead the competition going into the final around of the campaign.

Brisbane’s failure to take all three points against Melbourne Victory on Saturday night ensured United would not be toppled from the league’s summit, clinching their first Premiership since the inaugural A-League season. Read more

Glory thrashes Roar in nine goal thriller

Saturday February 20, 2016 by  

Perth Glory FC has extended its winning streak to five A-League matches with an emphatic 6-3 win over championship contenders Brisbane Roar.

In what was arguably the best 45 minutes of football in A-League history Glory grabbed the three points in front of a season high crowd of 12,156 at nib Stadium on Saturday.

Andy Keogh opened the scoring, giving the hosts the lead in just the fifth minute of play. An extended run of possession in the final third eventually led to a slip pass from Gyorgy Sandor for Josh Risdon. Read more

FFA and Phoenix agree to licence extension

Friday February 19, 2016 by  

Football Federation Australia (FFA) and Wellington Phoenix have agreed to a 10-year-deal for the extension of the club’s A-League licence.

Wellington Phoenix has an immediate four-year extension of its licence through to the end of the 2019/20 A-League with two further three-year extensions through to 2022/23 and then 2025/26, dependent on a number of factors, especially improved broadcast rights from New Zealand.

The immediate extension requires the authorisation of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the Asian Football Federation (AFC), Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) and New Zealand Football (NZF). Read more

FFA sanctions Melbourne Victory

Wednesday February 17, 2016 by  

Football Federation Australia (FFA) has today fined Melbourne Victory $50,000 and imposed a suspended three (3) competition point deduction after finding the club guilty of bringing the game into disrepute.

The finding relates to the misconduct of some Melbourne Victory supporters before, during and after last weekend’s Melbourne Derby at AAMI Park.

FFA has handed down the sanction after Melbourne Victory supporters were found to have taken part in a series of incidents, including the ignition of flares outside and inside AAMI Park, an alleged assault on TV news personnel outside the stadium, throwing missiles at a Melbourne City player and a Victoria Police officer, and altercations with police after the match. Read more

Perth soars to Glory in Sydney

Saturday February 13, 2016 by  

Perth Glory FC sits just two points out of finals contention after a historic third consecutive win on the road.

The West Australians took all three A-League points today after defeating Sydney FC 2-1 at Allianz Stadium, extending its winning streak to four games.

Andy Keogh opened the scoring in the 23rd minute for the visitors. Gyorgy Sandor crossed the ball into the box which Sydney ‘keeper Vedran Janjetovic made a meal of and allowed Keogh to pounce and tap the ball into the back of the net. Read more

Wanderers found guilty of bringing the game into disrepute

Thursday February 11, 2016 by  

Football Federation Australia (FFA) has today fined the Western Sydney Wanderers $50,000 and imposed a suspended three (3) competition point deduction after finding the club guilty of bringing the game into disrepute following the misconduct of some of its supporters last Saturday.

The sanction has been handed down after FFA found some Western Sydney Wanderers fans took part in a pre-meditated and coordinated series of incidents including the ignition of flares and detonators and the display of unauthorised banners.

Where a serious incident occurs that FFA determines should trigger the suspended sanction, the Club will immediately lose three points in the A-League. This will apply to incidents that occur in or around any matches the club participates in and will be in place for a period of 12 months, through to 6 February 2017. Read more

Mariners sign Fletcher, part ways with Sim

Wednesday January 20, 2016 by  

The Central Coast Mariners have bolstered their attacking stocks with former Young Socceroo striker, Matthew Fletcher, while mutually parted ways with Matt Sim.

Fletcher will wear Yellow & Navy until at least the end of A-League Season 2016/17 and is available for selection this Saturday to take on the Western Sydney Wanderers.

The 23-year-old, who has spent majority of his career in the U.K. with the likes of Sunderland, Sheffield Wednesday & Hull City will add some serious firepower to Walmsley’s front third. Read more

Reds edge out 10-man Glory

Saturday January 9, 2016 by  

Perth Glory has been defeated 3-1 at home for only the second time this season in its Round 14 clash against Adelaide United at nib Stadium.

The spotlight was on Andy Keogh from kick-off, as the Irishman made his season debut, but it shifted to Chris Harold soon after in the sixth minute when he played a key part in opening the scoring.

Richard Garcia had the ball wide left and sent a cross into the area. Harold was there to pick it out and sent the ball flying past Eugene Galekovic, although the deflection off Reds defender Tarek Elrich saw it credited as an own goal. Read more