The rewards are sweet for a Perth Glory side who finished top of the table and claimed the Premiers Plate and the luxury of having the week-off, leading into their home semi-final at HFB Park.
Isaías SÁNCHEZ – 6
Played every minute for United but he did have an average game by his standards, outplayed in the midfield by Castro, producing a yellow card for himself.
George BLACKWOOD – 6
Never got into the game through poor control in the final third early on, quiet first half, shut out by Perth’s disciplined defence. Positioning is poor. Subbed 58th minute
Craig GOODWIN – 7.5
Kept fighting to the end, committed runs down the left-hand side, whipping in dangerous crosses for Perth to deal with. Got tired towards the end but it was understandable due to the immense effort he put in.
Ben HALLORAN – 7.
Working hard in his defensive duties but he needs to be up the park more, poor first touch, needs to control the ball better.
Tracking back really well in extra time. Had a fantastic chance to score but the shot went straight to Reddy. Looked a little off the pace, a mixed game from the match winner in the final but he did keep working hard.
Baba DIAWARA – 6
On for Blackwood. Off balance, off the pace, off match fitness, dropping too deep to pick up the ball. But he pops up and scores in the 81st minute sticking his right boot out.
Jordan ELSEY – 6
On for Jakobsen. Worked hard when coming on the field of play.
Nikola MILEUSNIĆ – 5
On for Boland. Finding a good amount of space down the right-hand side, needs to hold the ball better and to be fair Adelaide really needed him to do more with his pace.
Vince Lia – 6
On for Scott Galloway. Played his part in steading the Reds' ship, good performance, solid sub by Marco Kurz.