Sunday, November 13, 2011

Perth Glory lose 1-0

We attended the A League soccer match last night between Perth Glory and Sydney FC. A slow start brought to life at the end of the first half by a Sydney goal against the run of play. This resulted in a great second half with Glory completely on top but failing to score. Match report here.

Ex-Sligo Rovers player Adam Hughes had a good game and had a shot come back off the crossbar. Irishman Liam Miller also played well and had an effort just miss. At the end the Perth goalkeerer nearly scored from a corner. Perth are third in the table, Sydney second.

A small number of away fans, about 50, made quite a lot of noise. Football chants seem to be more or less the same the world over though I haven't heard the version of the Ode to Joy before.

Considering it's a five hour plane journey from Sydney to Perth it's a suprise that any away fans attended. All Perth's away games involve similar plane journeys since they are the only team on the west coast. The league includes one New Zealand team as well.
Packing today, flying to the east coast tomorrow for a short visit then home after a wonderful holiday.

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