Perth Glory have cemented their spot in the A-League finals after dispatching a depleted Brisbane Roar 3-1 at NIB Stadium in Perth.

Second half goals to Andy Keogh and Rostyn Griffiths propelled Perth past Brisbane after Brett Holman cancelled out Richard Garcia’s first half opener.

The win see’s Perth jump back into fifth spot and six points clear of seventh place Wellington, locking in a finals position for a second straight year.

Brisbane were without key men Thomas Broich, Avraam Papdopoulos, Michael Theo and Thomas Kristensen who were all rested for Wednesday’s Asian Champions League match with Kashima Antlers.

The teams traded blows in for the majority of a stop-start first half, but it was Perth who broke the deadlock in the 35th minute through a Richard Garcia header.

From a Diego Castro free kick, Garcia lost his marker and executed a perfectly weighted header over a scrambling Jamie Young to make it 1-0.

Tempers flared two minutes later after Jacob Pepper appeared show studs in a challenge on reigning Johnny Warren medallist Castro.

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Irish striker Andy Keogh was enraged by Pepper’s tackle, prompting a melee amongst players from both sides, which earned him a yellow card from referee Chris Beath.

Neither side mustered another chance for the half and entered the sheds locked at 1-1.

Perth’s second stanza began in worrying fashion as Diego Castro was forced off in the 50th minute through injury.

Brisbane heaped on the pressure following Castro’s substitution and got their reward in the 57th minute through Brett Holman.

Holman was able to generate a yard of space for a shot inside the box, which took a cruel deflection of Lucian Goian to loop over a hapless Liam Reddy.

Perth’s reply was positive, fighting back through Keogh in the 67th minute.

Josh Risdon’s inch perfect ball found a sprinting Keogh at the back post, who smashed a left-footed volley past Brisbane ‘keeper Young.

The celebrations continued nine minutes later when substitute Griffiths marked his return to the A-League with a stunning curled effort from 18 yards.

Perth were able to professionally see out the match and cement their place in the 2016/2017 finals series.

Brisbane failed to convert a host of clear-cut chances throughout the 90 minutes, which will worry coach John Aloisi as the business end of the season approaches.

Perth will face Melbourne City in the final round of the A-League season, whilst Brisbane face Wellington Phoenix in Round 27 following their ACL match this Wednesday.

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