2017/18 Australian A-League, 2017 Australian A-League
  • Joel Chianese (29', 61')
  • Xavi Torres (89')
  • Andrew Hoole (72')

Perth Glory claim crucial win over Central Coast Mariners

Perth Glory kept their A-League season alive, coping with the absence of Diego Castro to beat the Central Coast Mariners 3-1 at nib Stadium.

Glory won despite another VAR controversy. Chris Harold scored in the 73rd minute with a diving header that was overturned as Andy Keogh had tangled with Mariners defender Antony Golec sending him to the ground.

Glory did end up with that third goal in the 89th minute from Xavi Torres and can attack their final four games following a week off with gusto with finals still a possibility.

It was a goal in either half to Joel Chianese that gave Glory the edge. The winger scored a header in the 29th minute and made it a brace in the 61st, cleaning up a miss from Keogh.

Central Coast did make it interesting with a stunning strike from Andrew Hoole in the 72nd minute but couldn't capitalise.