THURSDAY 22 OCTOBER 2015
Perth Glory is through to the FFA Cup final after defeating Melbourne
City 3-1 at Perth Oval overnight.
Despite a tight race in the first half with both teams scoring,
Perth were too good capitalizing on Melbourne’s mistakes.
An embarrassing own goal from City defender Ben Garuccio saw
his attempted block sending the ball over the head of goalkeeper Thomas
Sorensen and into their own net.
It was a horror night for City keepers after a ‘bloody’ Tando
Velaphi was taken from the field after colliding heads with Guyon Fernandez.
Chris Harold put the icing on the cake in the 72nd
minute, sending Perth into the FFA Cup final for the second consecutive year.
Glory will be hoping to make up for their loss against
Adelaide United in the final last year.
Perth will face the winner of next week’s semi-final between
Hume City and Melbourne Victory.
JOEYS SHOW PROMISE AGAINST MEXICO
Despite a 0-0 draw, the Joey’s can take a lot out of their
performance against Mexico this morning in the under 17’s World Cup group match.
The Joey’s redeemed themselves, after losing 4-1 to a well-structured
German outfit earlier this week.
The Mexican’s started strong, applying a high pressure
system, along with a heavy influence to get the ball on the wings.
To the Joey’s credit, they managed to sustain the attacking
pressure from the Mexicans, and began to take over the possession.
Lucas Derrick was a standout for the Joey’s, displaying his
gifted technical ability on the ball. He eased his way past two to three
Mexicans at a time, winning free kicks on multiple occasions in dangerous
The hero for the Mexican’s was their goalkeeper Abraham
Romero. The LA Galaxy goalkeeper firstly saved a close range header which looked
to be a certain goal. Romero then backed it up with a second save even better
than the first, stopping Panos Armenakas’s perfectly placed free kick at full
The point still gives the Joey’s a mathematical chance of
making it to the next stage of the tournament.
The Joey’s play Argentina in the final group game and need to
win for any chance to reach the next round.
DE BRUYNE SAVES DAY FOR CITY
Kevin De Bruyne has been a savior for Manchester City since
his signing this season. The Belgian attacker scored an injury time winner, to
steal the game 2-1 against Sevilla at home. The goal was scored seconds into
stoppage time, which places City back on track to progress to the next round.
On the other side of Manchester, the Red Devils drew 1-1 against
CSKA Moskva which leaves them in a vulnerable position in the group. Anthony
Martial made amends for his handball in the box, scoring the equalizer for
POLISH ULTRAS BRING VIOLENCE TO ENGLAND
Polish Ultras from Slask Wroclaw have attacked Sevilla fans,
in revenge for altercations that occurred in a Europa League match two years
The violence kicked off yesterday at 3.30pm, which involved
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