Perth Glory: Cup win a 'huge performance'

Perth Glory have no qualms about playing away from home in the next round of the FFA Cup, after eliminating the Jets at Newcastle’s Magic Park in their maiden Cup tie.

The Glory moved into the final 16 of the competition after a brace from new Irish striker Andy Keogh.

After tackling a familiar A-League foe, Perth CEO Jason Brewer told FourFourTwo the club is keen to meet a State League team next up.

“In the next round the three A-League clubs play State League teams away and there is two all A-League ties,” Brewer said.

“I quite like the idea of a State League team. The draw is such that we have more of a chance to play away so (we’re) more than happy to.

“At the end of day it's a cup competition and we are four games away from winning it.”

Brewer hailed Glory’s first win in the comp as a great result.

“It was a huge performance and great to get a win away from home so early on,” he said.

“We dominated possession, moved the ball well.

“Keogh was very impressive, as was (Mitch) Nichols. Dino Djulbic was a rock at the back and (Richard) Garcia and (Diogo) Ferreira bossed the midfield.

“There was a strong performance from (Scott) Jamieson. The squad is coming together nicely.

“And we had eight players missing from the squad due to injury, All Stars duty and the Young Socceroos.

It was a good night at the office for coach Kenny Lowe who has been busy in the off-season overhauling the squad.

“I’m dead chuffed for Kenny and the coaching team,” Brewer added.

“It’s a good squad put together in the off-season and coming together well already,”

Brewer revealed that Perth may still bring in another player or two before the A-League season starts following the departure of marquee defender William Gallas

“We’re always looking to strengthen maybe one or two positions,” he said.


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