Y-League report: Glory 2-2 Victory


Melbourne Victory was held to a 2-2 draw by Perth Glory in the Foxtel Y-League on Sunday.


All four goals were scored in the second half at Dorrien Gardens, where Nishan Velupillay gave Victory the lead.

However, Charlie Leech and Ciaran Bramwell put Perth in front before Luis Lawrie-Lattanzio equalised for Victory.

Victory is unbeaten in four games and sits a point behind Conference A leader Brisbane Roar.

The visitor enjoyed the better of the opportunities in the first half as Perth goalkeeper Jackson Lee made numerous saves.

But the encounter came to life after the break.

Velupillay came off the bench to open the scoring before goals from Leech and Bramwell had Glory ahead.

Lawrie-Lattanzio, 17, netted his first Victory goal as it was held away from home.

Head coach Gareth Naven’s post-match thoughts

“We were hard at it the whole match. We’ve talked about this a lot with our young group about understanding how to work hard, what it looks like and they really embraced that today. It’s important our youth players understand, it’s a sign of performance which is important and to recognise they really embraced it today and they embraced the heat as well, lasted longer than Perth did in the conditions that they have normally here so I think that was a real major stepping point for the group and they always stayed in the match.

“I think they’d be disappointed with the performance they put in that they didn’t win the match, which is a good sign, that’s progress and more often than not if you perform and what I mean like that is we press the way we press, the Melbourne Victory way is really evident. If those things are always there, more often than not you’re going to be winning games so really happy with the group of players and the contribution of all 15 players today.”


Foxtel Y-League 2019/20 Round 6
Perth Glory 2
(Charlie Leech 56′, Ciaran Bramwell 62′)
Melbourne Victory 2 (Nishan Velupillay 50′, Luis Lawrie-Lattanzio 68′)

Melbourne Victory: Matthew Sutton (gk) (c); Zayden Bello, Matthew Bozinovski (Thomas Lambiris 65′), Aaron Anderson, So Nishikawa; Jack Morton, William Wilson; Lleyton Brooks (Nishan Velupillay 45′), Joshua Varga, Luis Lawrie-Lattanzio; Jack Palazzolo (Nicholas Hamakiotis 90′).