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Perth Glory pump nine-man Central Coast Mariners 4-0 as Andy Keogh scores second-half brace

12 March 2016 1:15 PM
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Perth Glory pump nine-man Central Coast Mariners 4-0 as Andy Keogh scores second-half brace

A-League: Catch all the highlights from the round 23 clash between Perth Glory and Central Coast Mariners.

PERTH Glory took advantage of some madness from a nine-man Central Coast, punishing the cellar dwellar 4-0 at nib Stadium last night to continue the WA outfit’s resurgence.

Andy Keogh scored a second-half brace, becoming the first Glory player to score in five consecutive matches as Perth recorded its seventh win in eight games.

The three points enabled Glory to jump fierce rival Melbourne Victory into fifth spot on the A-League table, but Perth will have to continue its remarkable run on the road if it wants to gatecrash the league’s top four.

A-League: In the 38th minute Perth Glory made a tribute to the late Dylan Tombides who would've turned 22 this week.

Only one of Glory’s last four matches is at home, with consecutive away fixtures coming up at Wellington Phoenix next Sunday and Newcastle Jets the following weekend.

“Obviously with the two sendings off it makes it a bit of a farce of a game, you know, tough for them,’’ Lowe said.

Glory goalkeeper Ante Covic wasn’t required to make a save as the Mariners failed to produce a shot on target.

Central Coast’s Spanish legend Luis Garcia and teammate Mitchell Austin received their marching orders within six minutes early in the second half.

Keogh’s header in the 53rd minute was followed up with a spot kick in the 67th minute.

Both received their second yellow cards for clumsy tackles as the Mariners were reduced to nine men, while the visitors also gave away two penalties in a shambolic lack of discipline.

Mariners coach Tony Walmsley believed referee Adam Fielding was too quick to show cautions after his team received all eight yellow cards shown for the match.

“There was nothing malicious in anything that happened tonight,’’ Walmsley said.

Keogh’s header in the 53rd minute was followed up with a spot kick in the 67th minute.

Diego Castro scored his 11th goal of the A-League season, also from the penalty spot, in just the fourth minute after teammate Chris Harold was brought down in the box.

Harold was fouled by Central Coast defender Tomislav Uskok, with the crowd coming to life as the referee pointed to the spot.

Harold found a goal of his own in the final seconds of added time to complete the rout.

Socceroo Josh Risdon wore the captain’s armband despite official club captain Richard Garcia returning to the starting lineup in place of injured Nebojsa Marinkovic.

It was Risdon’s pinpoint cross which led to Keogh’s first goal, which put Glory 2-0 in front.

The crowd of 11,127, Glory’s fourth consecutive attendance of above 10,000, rose to applaud the memory of Dylan Tombides in the 38th minute.

Keogh almost scored during the emotion-charged minute, with his header from Castro’s free kick slamming into the post.

Source: heraldsun.com.au

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