In a battle of the goalkeepers both Sydney FC’s Andrew Redmayne and Perth Glory’s Liam Reddy delivered for their respective sides when called into action on Friday night.

Perth custodian Reddy was unfortunate to concede two goals albeit via the penalty spot. The Glory keeper was instrumental for his side as he ensured that the attacking trio of Alex Brosque, Milos Ninkovic and Bobo failed to score from open play.

Glory’s defending on the night was average as they tried to deal with Sydney’s potent attacking threat however Reddy stood up to the challenge and continued to fight the Sky Blues onslaught.

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The 36-year-old had his job cut out from the first whistle as he denied Jordy Buijs’ initial effort while he also came out on top against Luke Wilkshire with the right back testing Reddy on multiple occasions.

The A-League journeyman faced three penalties throughout the encounter, the first one spurned by Sydney’s Bobo while the next two spot kicks found the back of the net.

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However the former Sky Blues goalkeeper remained resolute as he tried his best to keep the A-League Champions at bay.

Reddy was undoubtedly the busier goalkeeper however Sydney’s first choice should be commended for his fine performance.

The former Wanderer has endured his fair share of criticism since his arrival at the club. Instilled as Sydney’s first choice goalkeeper following the departure of Vedran Janjetovic, Redmayne has had to step up this season and continue where his predecessor left off.

The 28-year-old’s performances so far have been less than desirable and last week’s showing against the Wanderers was less than convincing.

The Sky Blues goalkeeper had to contend with far less than his Perth counterpart however when called upon, he excelled. Redmayne made an important string of saves as he ensured that Glory’s Spanish maestro Diego Castro and captain Andy Keogh didn’t find the back of the net.

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While he may not have won over the fans just yet Redmayne’s stats speak for themselves as kept his second clean sheet from his first four A-League outings for the Sky Blues this season.

These two A-League journeymen have copped plenty of criticism down the years but their respective performances tonight mean that they should be praised and deservedly recognised for their standout displays.

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