Sport Glory silences Roar to cement A-League finals spot

Glory silences Roar to cement A-League finals spot

Roar's Chris Harold helps propel his side to a secure finals berth during last night's 3-1 A-League victory over Brisbane AAP/Tony McDonough
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Perth Glory have locked away an A-League finals berth with a 3-1 hometown victory over Brisbane Roar.

Roar were already guaranteed a third- or fourth-place finish and while Glory will need a miracle to break into the top four, they are secure in the finals.

Perth scored in the 35th minute from a Richard Garcia header after a Diego Castro free-kick.

Roar levelled in the 57th minute when a Brett Holman shot deflected from Glory defender Lucian Goian.

Glory had the last say first with Andy Keogh’s 11th goal of the season in the 67th minute. Then a strike from Rostyn Griffiths on the edge of the box sealed the win.

A concern for Glory was Castro coming off in the 50th minute with a calf complaint.

Glory coach Kenny Lowe was happy with his team’s performance and is confident Castro’s calf will be fine for next week and the finals.

“It just showed that we felt a little bit of hunger out there and people wanted to actually win. They wanted to do it for the club which is really good and I’m pleased for the players,” Lowe said.

“He (Castro) kind of just landed awkwardly and twisted. It was more precautionary just to make sure it didn’t flare any worse. We’ll just see how he goes in the next couple of days.”
– AAP