Perth Glory made it four wins from five games to start the 2014-15 A-League season with a 1-0 win over Central Coast Mariners on Sunday. But who was best on ground? Check out Griffin McMaster's ratings.
CENTRAL COAST MARINERS
LIAM REDDY – 7.5
Was safe and dominant off his line. The free was on his side but that ball was very well hit, a lot of keepers around the world would have had trouble stopping that one. Played well.
JACOB POSCOLIERO – 7
Game experience is benefitting him well, he’s improving as each match goes on and made some important challenges to keep them scoreless against.
STORM ROUX – 7.5
Did a good job. Challenges were good and passing was sound.
EDDY BOSNAR – 7
Commanded his area well, his experience helps the other three defenders as well.
MICHAEL NEILL – 6.5
Not a bad debut from the youngster, accounted for himself ok. Did get into the final third for attacks. Will benefit hugely.
ISAKA CERNAK – 6
Gets a rare start. Had a lot of space to exploit but no end product.
ANTHONY CACERES – 7
Nice passes in midfield, worked hard and a bit unlucky to be on the losing side.
NICK FITZGERALD – 6.5
Played high near enough as a number ten but not testing Vukovic enough.
JOHN HUTCHINSON – 7
Gives 100%. Rarely puts a bad shift in. Honest.
GLEN TRIFIRO – 7
Was the first point of attack in midfield for Mariners. Acquitted himself pretty well, off the ball worked hard to screen the hole.
MITCH DUKE – 7
Danger player. Seems to get into right place at right times, although today wasn’t to be his day on the scoresheet. Watch for big performances in the future.
MALICK MANE – N/A
On 78th. Came on 1-0 down to chase the game.
RICHARD VERNES – N/A
MATTHEW SIM – 6
On for remaining half hour. Quiet.
DANNY VUKOVIC – 7.5
Fumbled a shot late on in the first half but rebounded well with a double save to keep it clean.
MICHAEL THWAITE – 7.5
Held out well. Looked settled, confident on the ball. Pretty consistent player.
SCOTT JAMIESON - 7
Job do’er and acquitted himself well.
JOSHUA RISDON – 7.5
Job do’er most of the time and did well again today.
DINO DJULBIC – 8
YOUSSOUF HERSI – 7
Played out on the left, cut in sometimes, can thread a good pass good awareness, still thinks he is settling into a different style of play from Wanderers needs more time.
NEBOJSA MARINKOVIC – 8
What a free kick! Not just that his passes he picked out for the front two McLaren and Keogh was very good. Got subbed? Must be for tactical.
ROSTYN GRIFFITHS – 6.5
Had a golden chance to score against his older club a tap in from 2 yards but couldn’t convert. Looked sluggish sometimes gave cheap possession. Although did a power of effort.
MITCH NICHOLS – 7
Links up well in midfield for Perth. Always looking to get into the game. Cramped up fairly late into the game. Was forced to come off.
ANDY KEOGH – 7
In good vein of form, didn’t get on the scoresheet but settled now at the club and playing with confidence
JAMIE MACLAREN – 7
Hit a good volley in the second half. Work rate in the final third good. Not disgraced.
DANNY DE SILVA – 7
On 72 mins. A striker there to help his team hold out a 1-0 win defensively did well.
RICHARD GARCIA – 7
On 74th. Good player to come on in the circumstance. Did well.
DIOGO FERREIRA – N/A