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.

Enjoy this content? Support The Football Sack

Due in part to COVID and lack of current sponsorship we are at risk of not having the funds to continue running The Football Sack. If you enjoy our content and support our work in training talented young writers, please support us with a donation. If every reader contributed just $3, our funding would be covered for over ten years.

DONATE

Learn with us

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

Latest Articles

Love your football?
Subscribe to our weekly football wrap. During the season we'll send you all the week's football action straight to your inbox.
* indicates required