Perth's past came back to haunt them as the club fell 2-1 to the WA State team which included former Glory players Dean Evans, Todd Howarth and Ludovic Boi.
The A-league outfit was left to rue a host of missed chances as they came up short in the ‘Call to Arms’ Cup at Dalmatinac Park on Wednesday.
Goals to Alec Solomons and Boi put the WA team in front before Glory’s Sidnei Sciola chipped in with a late header.
Star signing Andy Keogh and defender Dino Djulbic both rattled the post for Glory.
But, after a nervous start, it was the WA team - coached by former Glory defender Chris Coyne - who snatched the honours.
“The effort they put in and the way they applied themselves was first class, and sometimes when you work hard you get the rewards and the whole squad did that tonight,” Coyne said.
Lowe tinkered with his side, sending out an inexperienced line-up and making eight changes at the break.
For fringe and returning players it was a much needed hit-out as Perth continues preparations ahead of the FFA Cup round of 16.
“It was a good work out for us, and we got what we wanted out of the game tonight,” Lowe told the club’s website
“It pleasing to get 90 minutes out of Scott (Jamieson) after his long term injury, although we only wanted him to play 60, but we had no more subs.
“We created a number of chances but failed to convert them, and when you see the whites of the eyes of the keeper five or six times you have to finish a few of them.
“But the state side played well and took their chances. We had plenty of possession but they hit us on the counter attack, and we were punished from a throw in and on transition which is disappointing.”comments