Road to the 2015 FFA Cup Final: Perth Glory
Round of 32: Newcastle Jets 2-2 a.e.t Perth Glory (3-4 on penalties)
Glory's first game of the campaign was a difficult one after having to rely on penalties to get past fellow A-League side the Newcastle Jets. David Carney's first-half goal had Perth on the brink of elimination but a late goal from Sidnei sent the game into extra-time. Nebojsa Marikovic put Glory ahead at the start of the extra 30 minutes but Labinot Haliti's goal with five minutes left to play meant the game would be decided by penalties. Jets' goal-scorers Carney and Haliti missed their spot-kicks as Glory ran out 4-3 winners.
Round of 16: Queensland Lions 0-1 Perth Glory
NPL outfit the Queensland Lions provided stiff competition for the Glory, with the club having to rely on an extra-time goal after the scores were locked at 0-0 at the end of the 90 minutes. Chris Harold was the saviour for the Western Australian side, scoring with four minutes left to save the club from the nerves of a consecutive penalty shoot-out.
Quarter-Finals: Perth Glory 1-1 Western Sydney Wanderers
Another game, another 120 minutes. A second-half strike from Marinkovic cancelled out Dimas Delgado's opener as the Wanderers and Glory had to go to extra-time. There was no change of score at the end of the added 30 minutes and penalties would decide Perth's fate for a second time in three games. Scott Jamieson and Federico Piovaccari missed for the Wanderers and Glory converted all four of their spot-kicks to advance to the semi-finals.
Semi-Finals: Perth Glory 3-1 Melbourne City
Another game, another A-League opponent! This time Perth welcomed Melbourne City out West to decide who would qualify for the 2015 final. Gyorgy Sandor opened the scoring for Perth but a debut goal from City defender Matthew Millar brought the game level. It appeared the scores would be locked at 1-1 heading into half-time but an own-goal from Ben Garuccio right at the end of the first period saw Glory take the lead into the sheds. It was all Perth second-half and a fine strike from Chris Harold wrapped up the game with 18 minutes to play.