Lowe cheerful over Perth consistency

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Kenny Lowe was back to his jovial best following Perth Glory’s hard fought 2-1 victory over Wellington Phoenix in the second Distance Derby of the season.

Perth are now unbeaten in three games and are beginning to put some solid form together in what is shaping up to be the most pivotal month on and off the pitch for Kenny Lowe and his players.

The Englishman was firm in his assessment his team were the worthy victors.

“We were good value, I thought we definitely deserved it in the end. We had opportunities to have opportunities in the first half but the game was just too open.

“I think at home there is a bit of nervousness as well, a bit of expectation, and you can see that at times (at the start of games).

“But I thought we deserved it, we were the better team by far in the second half.”

Des Buckingham expressed frustration at Wellington’s inability to kill the game when they had the chance.

“The game had to be put the bed in the first half and it wasn’t. We need to be scoring those chances we created.

“Although we defended really well in the first half, the once chance they had flew into the back of the net.

“Regardless of the send off – which looked harsh, we need to be better in the second half nonetheless. First half was very good, second half was not.

Perth striker Adam Taggart has now bagged two goals in his last two starts and is beginning to find some consistent form and fitness.

Lowe was clearly pleased by the ex-Fulham man’s output and agreed the link-up play between Taggart and fellow attackers Diego Castro and Andy Keogh is an exciting prospect for the rest of the season.

“What a ball by Keogh for his goal, though. I don’t know where he’s got that from with his left foot, it was absolute quality.

“Any side wants their best players playing together, fit and firing, and at the moment we seem to have those guys.

“You keep your fingers crossed they can continue. That was only the fourth game they’ve all played together and we are getting into Round 14.

Feature image credit: Matt Johnson

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