Football 4 years ago

Wrap Up: Glory v Roar

  • Wrap Up: Glory v Roar

Besart Berisha was again the villain for Glory fans, but Perth could not capitalise on his sending-off in the Friday evening contest at nib Stadium.

Brisbane's Albanian striker so often leads the line with aplomb, his physicality and power making him the perfect foil for the technical brilliance of attacking midfielder Thomas Broich.

On this occasion however, the big forward pushed too far. His two yellow cards were well deserved, as he was guilty of a duo of dangerous challenges on Glory centre back Michael Thwaite.

You might also like

Glory supporters have never forgiven Berisha for his role in a controversial penalty award that snatched the Championship from the Perth side, back in the dying minutes of the 2012 Grand Final.

It was therefore no surprise that his premature dismissal was greeted with delight by the home crowd, as Berisha was given his marching orders on the half hour.

Glory were unable to take advantage however, as Brisbane utilised all of their experience and technical ability to control possession for long periods and keep Perth at arm's length.

Brisbane are the clear leaders at the top of the A-League table, and, after their recent domination of the Victory in Melbourne, are likely to be most pundits' pick for a Premiership and Championship double.

With this in mind, acting Head Coach Kenny Lowe would likely have settled for a point before the match, but perhaps Perth should be somewhat disappointed that they did not do more to trouble the Roar goal, given their man advantage.

Will highly-paid marquee signing William Gallas ever complete a full game in a Glory shirt?

0 0
please wait...