Adelaide United proved far too overwhelming for a Perth Glory side that repeated the defensive frailties which have typified their season.
Following a clinical 3-1 victory over Western Sydney, Perth were on the search for further points to spark a run to consolidate finals football, but were no match for a diligent Adelaide United side.
It would have pleased Kenny Lowe that his side played with the attacking intensity they are known for from the offset, but the early positives shown by the Glory were outweighed by their poor defensive effort and lacklustre play following Andy Keogh’s goal.
Nikola Mileusnic and Isaias were the standout performers from Adelaide United in a 2-1 win, running a rampant display against a Glory side whom were ineffective beyond Diego Castro.
Paul Izzo 6 –
Potentially could have done better when facing Keogh’s header but was composed in handling Perth’s effort at the end.
Ryan Strain 7 –
Impressive, as he has been in recent weeks, both in striving forward and in his defensive work. His inviting crosses proved difficult on numerous occasions for the Glory defence.
Jordan Elsey 6.5 –
Impressively composed in cutting out Perth’s more opportune attacks but his long balls let him down at times. A strong showing was ended early as he unfortunately was substituted due to a concussion.
Ersan Gulum 6 –
Fought well and always sought to push his team forward with mixed results.
Ben Garuccio 6 –
Was a constant nuisance for the Perth defence in seeking to push forward but lacked an end product.