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Wrap Up: Glory v Mariners

  • Wrap Up: Glory v Mariners

Perth Glory recorded their second successive win in the A-League, defeating Central Coast Mariners 3-1.

The victory was quite a coup for Glory, who are now well placed to avoid the dreaded wooden spoon.

The result will be a blow to the Mariners as they chase a top two finish.

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An end of season clear-out looms for Glory, after club captain Jacob Burns announced his retirement.

It was pleasing to see the captain bow out with a home win.

Travis Dodd will also be departing the club, after a lengthy battle with injury.

Glory started well, opening their account from the penalty spot inside the opening 10 minutes from Steve McGarry.

Mariners will argue that the penalty was a soft one, but the scores were levelled in similarly dubious fashion just minutes later, as Nick Fitzgerald struck home a penalty of his own after a soft foul.

It took until well into the second half before Perth took a deserved lead through Sidnei, who received a superb cross from Chris Harold.

The win was completed when Zachary Anderson put the ball through his own net.

Are these encouraging signs for next season for Glory?

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