Sydney FC 1 (Le Fondre 68’) def. by Perth Glory 3 (Chianese 14’, 24’, Santalab 45+3’)
Sydney FC have gone down to their first defeat in 13 matches against Perth Glory, who ended a nine-game losing streak against the Sky Blues with a 3-1 win in Western Australia.
Moments That Mattered:
- Chianese Goal – 14’ – Davidson’s driven cross is met by the Perth striker to put the home side in front.
- Chianese Goal – 24’ – Chianese grabs his second of the night after connecting with a long ball over the top.
- Santalab Goal – 45+3 – Santalab is played through and finishes on the stroke of halftime.
- Le Fondre Chance – 63’ – Zullo’s driven delivery is met by an Alfie glancing header that goes just wide.
- Le Fondre Goal – 68’ – The English talisman blasts it past Reddy into the top left.
- Zullo Chance – 77’ – Zullo’s first time volley on the edge of the box is just stopped by Reddy.
After a Sky Blues record of nine consecutive wins against Perth Glory, Sydney FC have gone down to their first defeat in 13 matches against the Western Australians, but remain in joint second place on the Hyundai A-League ladder.
The home side started quickly and some clinical finishing by Chianese (2) and Santalab put them 3-0 up at the break.
In the second half the Sky Blues pressed on and were rewarded as Le Fondre thumped the ball in the top corner.
Corica’s men continued to press, and Le Fondre and Zullo both went close with chance but it wasn’t be the Sky Blues night.
Sydney FC will look to bounce back against Adelaide United at home at Jubilee Stadium on Sunday evening (6pm).
Sydney FC: 1.Andrew REDMAYNE (GK), 2.Aaron CALVER, 4.Alex WILKINSON, 6.Josh BRILLANTE (31.Luke IVANOVIC 81’), 7.Michael ZULLO, 8. Paulo RETRE, 9.Adam LE FONDRE, 10.Milos NINKOVIC, 13.Brandon O’NEILL, 14.Alex BROSQUE (11.Daniel DE SILVA 66’), 22.Siem DE JONG (17. Anthony CACERES 77’).
Subs Not Used: 20.Alex CISAK (GK), 18.Jacob TRATT.
Yellow Cards: 22.Siem DE JONG 41’
Red Cards: None.
Perth Glory: 33.Liam REDDY (GK), 3.Jason DAVIDSON (23. Scott NEVILLE 81’), 4.Shane LOWRY, 5.Ivan FRANJIC, 7.Joel CHIANESE, 11.Brendon SANTALAB (9. Andrew KEOGH 64’), 13. Matthew SPIRANOVIC, 16. Tomislav MRCELA, 17. Diego CASTRO (21. Jacob ITALIANO 89’), 27.JUANDE, 88.Neil KILKENNY
Subs not used: 1.Tando VELAPHI (GK), 20. Jake BRIMMER.
Yellow Cards: 13. Matthew SPIRANOVIC 40’, 27.JUANDE, 4.Shane LOWRY.
Red Cards: None.
Ground: HBF Park
Referee: Jarred Gillett