With the FFA Cup final just around the corner, we look back at Perth Glory’s road to the final.
It all began with a trip to the Hunter where the Glory faced the Newcastle Jets. It was in this round that Sidnei Sciola scored a late equaliser to send the game into extra time. The match would eventually head to penalties where the Glory ran out winners thanks to heroics from goalkeeper Jarrad Tyson.
Perth then faced third-tier Queensland Premier League outfit, Lions FC in the round of 16. In a game that Perth was expected to dominate, it proved to be a much harder contest then previously thought. This was partly due to Jarrad Tyson receiving a straight red card after just six minutes. Substitute keeper Nicholas Feely saved the resulting penalty and the match finished goaless after 90 minutes. The match appeared destined to head to penalties when Chris Harold popped up to score the winner deep into extra time.
Perth glory finally had a home match against Western Sydney Wanderers. A controversial equaliser from Nebojsa Markinkovic sent the game into penalties. This time Ante Covic was in goals to ensure that the Glory succeeded and advanced to the next stage of the competition.
Perth’s most recent test was against Melbourne City in the semi-final. The match was yet another away match for the Glory who have been forced to play almost every game of the competition away from home. In a match that could go either way, Perth showed their class by punishing a number of Melbourne mistakes to take the game 3-1 in a convincing manor.
The side will now face Melbourne Victory in Melbourne, which is sure to be the toughest test so far.