A few cheap penalty shouts and a couple of guilt-edged chances couldn't separate the sides at HBF Park, Perth Glory hanging onto first by a whisker with a 0-0 draw against Adelaide United.
Liam Reddy - 6
Failed to hold onto a couple of average efforts, nearly costing his team.
Alex Grant - 8
As Adelaide pushed forward, his physicality became important and the big fella put in a determined shift. Finally showing the potential he once had at Stoke City under the defensive nous of Tony Popovic.
Shane Lowry - 8
Very capable defending, especially in the air. Quick to read Isaias' long passes and block off Ryan Kitto's runs down the flank.
Dino Djulbic - 8
Man on a mission in the first 45 minutes, sending a few headers careening over the bar and forcing Paul Izzo into a decent save. Lost his head a little in the second.
Ivan Franjic - 6
He didn’t push forward as effectively as he can and became increasingly anonymous.
Jason Davidson - 6
After the season he’s had so far, the first half was a little disappointing. He mopped up well defensively in the second but was left frustrated in his forward passing.
Juande - 8
This is the sort of quality we want to see from the star Spaniard! Placed a few excellent passes, dictated tempo, involved in nearly everything. Played so well the referee even ignored a clear penalty. Gave the ball away a few times late on, but we'll chuck it down to fatigue.