Taggart strikes for Glory in pre-season friendly

WA Game
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Adam Taggart has scored his third goal of the Hyundai A-League pre-season as Perth Glory were held to a 1-1 draw by a spirited WA State Team on Wednesday night.

STORY OF THE GAME

►In front of a bumper crowd at Hartfield Park ground, Glory fell behind to an Angel Andres goal on 18 minutes.

►Kenny Lowe's side eventually got on top with Taggart restoring parity nine minutes before the break.

►Despite finishing stronger and creating a flurry of chances in the final 20 minutes, Glory was unable to find a winner.

GOALS

1-0 WA State: Andres 18'

The Cockburn City forward found a pocket of space on the edge of the box and turned cleverly before rifling a shot into the net.

1-1 Glory: Taggart 36'

Joel Chianese beat two men in a slaloming run down the right before feeding Taggart who calmly found the bottom corner.

Glory striker Adam Taggart celebrates scoring his side's second equaliser against Brisbane on Saturday night.

TEAMS

WA STATE TEAM: 30. Ryan MONTGOMERY (1. Jason SALDARIS 45'), 12. Alex CASTIELLO (4. Jesse FULLER 55'), 3. Chris SALDARIS, 20. Daryl NICOL, 18. David PERICH (13. Scott BULLOCH 55'), 6. Matt NTOUMENOPOULOS (7. Scott WITSCHGE 63'), 13. Nathan COSTELLO, 2. Nathan SMITH (5. Steve PURTON 63'), 14. Paul LLOYD, 17. Rhys LOXLEY, 15. Angel ANDRES (9. Richard HOWLES 55')

SUBSTITUTES NOT USED: None

PERTH GLORY: 33. Liam REDDY, 23. Scott NEVILLE, 3. Marc WARREN 4. Shane LOWRY, 5. Luke BODNAR, 6. Mitch NICHOLS, 7. Joel CHIANESE (26. Jacob ITALIANO 80'), 24. Callum TIMMINS, 9. Andy KEOGH,  22. Adam TAGGART, 25. Daniel STYNES (19. Joe KNOWLES 67')

SUBSTITUTES NOT USED: 13. Nick FEELY, 8. Jack LEECH, 15. Hayden STEVENS, 27. Riley WARLAND

This article was originally published at: http://www.perthglory.com.au/article/taggart-strikes-again-as-glory-are-held-in-friendlyt/r6u3be05bx2t1th0i5gj502im.