The Bulls secure three points against the Glory

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Macarthur FC had a comfortable victory, defeating Perth Glory 2-0 at Campbelltown Stadium.

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It only took the Bulls 10 minutes to find the back of the net when a cushioned header assist from Ivan Franjic to Matt Derbyshire helped him get his name on the score sheet.

Derbyshire could have had his second moments after, but an awkward landing of the ball made it difficult for him to take the shot.

Another chance for the Bulls went begging when Tommy Oar’s cross found Markel Susaeta as the ball went over the bar in the 17th minute.

Susaeta had a closer opportunity moments after when a one-on-one chance saw his shot went across the face of goal.

A good save came from Glory’s keeper Liam Reddy after diving to stop Susaeta’s curved shot effort in the 25th minute.

Macarthur could have increased their lead when Derbyshire’s header went over the bar after Susaeta’s cross into the box in the 32nd minute.

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Derbyshire picked up the first yellow card of the game after a collision with Perth’s defender Jason Geria in the 36th minute.

The Glory had a quiet first half when trying to create chances but had no luck having a shot on goal.

Perth thought they had a chance in the 42nd minute Kosuke Ota found himself one-on-one with Adam Federici only to be ruled offside.

Derbyshire eventually got his second of the night after scoring a penalty that Susaeta won on the stroke of half-time.

Loic Puyo had a great opportunity for Macarthur to start off the second-half, but his shot went flying high from close range in 48th minute.

Darryl Lachman had an opportunity for the Glory but his header went wide from the target in the 56th minute.

Moments after the Glory had another chance, however this time it was a volley from outside the box from Geria which went soaring high in the 58th minute.

A third goal was looming for the Bulls when Franjic’s header towards goal was cleared off the line in the 62nd minute.

Diego Castro had the chance to put his name on the score sheet after striking a half-volley, but it was comfortably saved by Federici in the 66th minute.

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Another chance for the Glory came in the 82nd minute when substitute Carlo Armiento had a shot from close range which was well saved by Federici.

A well timed save from Federici denied Bruno Fornaroli to get a consolation for Perth in the 90th minute.

 

Macarthur FC: 2 (Derbyshire 10’, 45’) 

Perth Glory: 0

Macarthur FC: 1. FEDERICI Adam (GK), 4. ETXEBARRIA Benat, 5. MILLIGAN Mark (C), 6. JOVANOVIC Aleksandar, 7. FRANJIC Ivan (31. ROSE Lachlan 79’), 8. GENREAU Denis, 10. PUYO Loic (29. MARTIS Antonis 70’), 11. OAR Tommy, 15. SUSNJAR Aleksandar, 27. DERBYSHIRE Matt (9. POPOVIC Milislav 90’), 33. SUSAETA Markel

Substitutes: 3. GOLEC Antony, 12. MEREDITH James, 21. HOLLMAN Jake, SUMAN Nicholas (GK) 

Perth Glory: 33. REDDY Liam, 2. GERIA Jason, 4. LANGKAMP Sebastian (13. BODNAR Luke 75’), 6. MALIK Osama (19. TIMMINS Callum 58’), 8. OTA Kosuke, 9. FORNAROLI Bruno, 17. CASTRO Diego (C), 23. INGHAM Dane (24. STYNES Daniel 75’), 29. LACHMAN Darryl, 38. BRAMWELL Ciaran (20. ARMIENTO Carlo 58’), 88. KILKENNY Neil (15. WILSON Brandon 75’) 

Substitutes: 22. RAWLINS Joshua, 1. VELAPHI Tando (GK)

Venue: Campbelltown Stadium

Referee: Kurt Ams

Assistant Referees: Kearney Robinson and Brad Wright

Fourth Official: Stephen Lucas

Featured image credit: Daniel Gualterio 

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Bachelor of Sports Media student from Charles Sturt University covering Macarthur FC. Passionate for the world game.
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