A-League: Perth Glory 1-2 Central Coast Mariners
This so easily could have been beyond a dream evening for Adam Taggart.
The Glory striker was a constant threat up front and consistently gave the Mariners’ defence headaches. But for much of the match, the only place he couldn’t trouble the Mariners was on the scoreboard. Time and time again, Taggart looked set to score.
And every time, he failed to find the back of the net.
The first attempt came in the 34th minute, when he received a delightful low cross from Andy Keogh, only to send the potential tap-in wide of the far post.
Then, in the 65th minute, he ran onto a Diego Castro long ball — but sliced the ball off target.
It seemed like nothing would go his way.
But ultimately, he was the hero as Perth came from 1-0 down to defeat Central Coast on Sunday evening.
The striker scored the winning goal and also recorded an assist in a frustrating clash at nib Stadium.
A frustrating day out. But a successful one, nonetheless.
“‘Tags’ had a couple (of chances) in the first half, I had a couple in the first half … with a bit more sharpness I think we’ll be lethal,” Keogh said on Fox Sports’ Shootout after the game.
“I think a win like this breeds confidence … it shows what great team spirit we have — we keep working hard and things will come our way.”
But, the match was not up to the mark to the expectations of the fans. An expectation of an action-packed high-scoring thriller turned out to be a moderate-actioned match with only three goals.
— Perth Glory FC (@PerthGloryFC) October 22, 2017