Y-League preview: Glory v Victory


Melbourne Victory makes the trip to Perth Glory searching for back-to-back wins in the Foxtel Y-League on Sunday.


Victory claimed its first win of the season by beating Adelaide United 2-1 at Marvel Stadium in Round 5.

Yazid Said, 19, scored his fourth goal in as many games and Victory held on late to secure three points in Conference A.

Said’s striker partner, Liston Diaz, 17, set up his opener as Victory produced a strong first half against the Reds.

It also had defender Luke Goulding sent off in the closing stages against Adelaide.

Victory meets Perth for the second time this season when the teams clash at Dorrien Gardens.

The clubs met in Melbourne last month, with Said’s equaliser helping Victory to a 1-1 draw.

Victory is fourth on the table, a spot above Perth, ahead of the encounter.

Head coach Gareth Naven’s pre-match thoughts

“It’ll be about building on the performance, and the effort, and the contribution from the whole group collective. A more consistent approach in our performance, a more consistent approach in defending, attacking, the moments in transition within our structure and more importantly for us, that will be our focus leading into the Perth game away on Sunday.”

Match details

Perth Glory v Melbourne Victory
Dorrien Gardens, Perth
Sunday, December 16, 2018
Kick-off: 1.30pm AEDT