A Diego Castro brace has lifted Perth Glory to a 3-1 win over Brisbane Roar and helped them set a brand new A-League file.
The Roar’s three-match goalless streak was led to first-half stoppage time when defender Jack Hingert’s header cancelled out Castro’s earlier strike.
However an excellent volley from Bruno Fornaroli within the 68th minute put Glory forward once more, earlier than Castro made it 3-1 seven minutes later in Friday evening’s conflict at HBF Park.
Glory have now scored 18 targets from their first six matches this season – a brand new A-League file for that time of a marketing campaign.
“I am proud the blokes are creating these targets,” Glory coach Richard Garcia stated.
“I am proud the staff are constantly pushing to go ahead and frequently problem themselves to be on the entrance foot. It is unbelievable to see them getting the outcomes from that onerous work.”
Perth’s third straight win lifted them as much as fifth – and so they nonetheless have loads of video games in hand over the 4 groups forward of them.
Brisbane’s four-match winless run means they’re now at risk of slipping from second spot.
The Roar dominated for lengthy intervals of the opening half, and so they have been twice denied by the woodwork.
Golgol Mebrahtu’s header struck the crossbar within the nineteenth minute, and Dylan Wenzel-Halls had solely himself accountable when his fluffed shot from point-blank vary hit the upright within the forty third minute.
There was VAR controversy within the twenty third minute when Glory striker Nicholas D’Agostino was denied a penalty, regardless of replays exhibiting he touched the bouncing ball earlier than being clattered into by goalkeeper Jamie Younger.
Castro gave his staff the lead within the fortieth minute when he completed off an excellent run from D’Agostino with a phenomenal curling shot.
However the Roar equalised within the fourth minute of first-half stoppage time when a 22-pass transfer and a pleasant cross from Corey Brown resulted in Hingert heading dwelling for less than his third objective in 209 A-League matches.
Garcia made a quadruple substitution within the sixtieth minute, with one of many new gamers being former Japanese worldwide Kosuke Ota.
And it was Ota’s deft faucet from Neil Kilkenny’s cross that arrange Fornaroli within the 68th minute, with the Uruguayan unleashing a candy left-foot volley to place Glory forward.
Ota was concerned once more of their third objective, along with his blocked shot making it all the way down to Castro, who managed the bouncing ball earlier than poking it dwelling along with his left foot.
“I believed we have been very a lot in charge of the primary half. I felt (Glory’s) objective got here towards the run of play,” Roar coach Warren Moon stated.
“We obtained our rewards with the equaliser. Within the second half it was contest, we had our possibilities and so they had their possibilities. However ultimately their high quality shone out.”
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