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No fatigue for Glory in win over Adelaide

  • No fatigue for Glory in win over Adelaide

Two out of three ain't bad for Perth Glory who overcame a tough schedule to register their first A-League win of the season, 3-1 over Adelaide at nib Stadium.

Glory had lost their first two A-League matches to Central Coast and Wellington before beating Melbourne City in Wednesday's FFA Cup semi-final.

With a third game in eight days they had every reason to look fatigued but dominated on Sunday to log the victory.

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The Glory scored through Sidnei Sciola in the first half and Guyon Fernandez in the second.

The win was sealed with a third to Diego Castro before an own goal for Adelaide made it 3-1.

Adelaide remain winless after starting with two draws under new coach Guillermo Amor.

The visitors controlled much of the first half before Gyorgy Sandor delivered a perfect pass for Sciola who sprung the offside trap, was left one-on-one with 'keeper John Hall and made it 1-0 for Perth.

Glory made a change at half-time bringing on under pressure Dutch striker Fernandez to give Chris Harold a rest, and it paid dividends in the 60th minute.

Captain Richard Garcia put in a perfect cross and Fernandez delivered a stunning finish to put a slow start in the A-League behind him.

Castro then also came on to score his first A-League goal on the back of another pass from Garcia in the 72nd minute.

Adelaide got on the board in the 75th minute - but also from a Glory boot - as Diogo Ferreira intercepted a cross for the Reds in the box by Sergio Cirio.

Glory hit the road to play the winless Western Sydney Wanderers next Sunday while Adelaide are away against Brisbane on Saturday.

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