FFA Cup Final looms for Perth Glory

If you ever require proof that a week is a long time in football then Glory’s upturn in fortunes is all you need.

With the Perth side sitting at the foot of the Hyundai A-League ladder following losses to Central Coast on opening day and at home to Wellington Phoenix the following week, the outlook was bleak for a team that had seen its previous season derailed due to salary cap controversy.

There’s nothing quite like a cup run to restore confidence and belief into a squad and Glory’s convincing 3-1 triumph over Melbourne City in the Semi Final of the FFA Cup seemingly provided the just the spark they needed.

The win, despite coming against a very much under-strength City side, was crucial, as a loss would only have served to compound the pressure on the club with many already doubting their finals credentials so early in the campaign.

Instead the West Australian side is through to their second successive Westfield FFA Cup Final with a chance of going one better with a clash against Melbourne Victory after they brushed aside Hume City 3-0.

To Perth’s credit they didn’t rest on their laurels despite booking their place in the FFA showpiece. Glory put their opening rounds defeats behind them with their first win of the A-League campaign against an impressive Adelaide United outfit.

Coach Kenny Lowe insisted the players were buzzing in the changing rooms after the match.

“I think I better retire, doesn’t get any better than that,” Lowe claimed after both his substitutions Fernandez and Castro scored to ensure the win.

From cellar dwellers to cup finalists, it’s been a big week for the Glory.

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21-year-old Communications and Media Student at UWA, avid Liverpool and Seinfeld enthusiast following Perth Glory during the 2015/2016 A-League season.