An injury-riddled Adelaide United travelled west to face the Perth Glory at nib Stadium without five first team players. The home side took their time, but eventually broke the deadlock with the game’s only goal in the 80th minute.
After the opening period of the game, it was as if the Glory went into hiding, forced to sit back and watch the Reds dominate the game. However, even though they bossed the ball, it was a familiar story for United – lacking quality in the final third.
Liam Reddy – 7
Stayed relatively quiet
Scott Neville – 6.5
Neville did what he had to do, but flew under the radar and struggled with some of Ben Garuccio’s attacking runs against him.
Xavi Torres - 7
The big Spaniard had another solid game, kept the ball when he could and consistently found his teammates in space.
Shane Lowry – 6.5
A few heavy tackles were thrown in typical Shane Lowry fashion.
Alex Grant – 7.5
Kenny Lowe changed things around with a 4-3-3 formation, and switched Alex Grant out to the left back role – the 23-year-old managing to stick with some pacey United wingers to put in a solid shift.