Glory’s rout of Newcastle a long time coming

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Perth Glory’s 6-1 dismantling of Newcastle away from home has been a long time in the making.

Kenny Lowe’s side were finally able to put away their chances in a crucial fixture for the clubs finals aspirations, with Alex Grant scoring his first ever goal for the Glory on his 22nd birthday.

The three points lifted the side off second bottom place and leapfrogged them above the Jets and Phoenix on goal difference into seventh and seven points from that coveted sixth place, which Adelaide currently hold.

Whilst many might raise an eyebrow at the huge scoreline it can’t come as much of a surprise to those following Perth closely this season.

They may have been dwelling in the bottom few places all season but the side have been playing an impressive brand of football with chances seldom at a premium. Import Diego Castro has played a huge role in creating so many opportunities for the Glory.

The side have simply lacked that cutting edge in front of goal.

This weekend’s win over fellow strugglers Newcastle shows what the team are capable of when they convert their ever-plentiful chances and the clinical nature of the display should serve as a warning to those higher up the Hyundai A-League ladder.

It might only be the Glory’s fourth win of the campaign but the 6-1 away victory is a culmination of their work this season and could very well serve as a springboard to launch the team into finals contention with eleven games remaining.

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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.

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