Sydney FC edged out fellow Hyundai A-League side Perth Glory 3-2 in a high-quality and intense behind-closed-doors friendly at Leichhardt Oval on Wednesday.
STORY OF THE GAME
►The fast-paced encounter saw Glory start quickest, with former Sky Blue Marc Warren giving the visitors the lead on 11 minutes.
►The Sky Blues soon seized control, with defender Jordy Buijs levelling the scores before Bobo gave Sydney the advantage at the break.
►Against the run of play, Adam Taggart equalised for Glory as both sides then made a host of substitutions.
►But it was Sydney who would have the final say, Brazilian Bobô continuing his rich vein of form with a classy winner.
11’ WARREN – Warren is first to a loose ball that takes him one on one and he takes one touch before placing it into the bottom left corner.
29’ BUIJS – Jordy Buijs plays a neat one two while on the attack and charges through the Perth defence before seeing his shot from inside the area deflected in.
32’ BOBÔ – The Brazilian is first to a loose ball on the edge of the Perth area and he turns with his back to goal, jinks past two defenders, and fires in low beyond Reddy.
53’ TAGGART – A Perth ball over the top into the area finds Neville who squares it with his head to Taggart to tap into an open goal.
77’ BOBÔ – A Kalik ball forward from halfway splits the Perth defence and releases Bobô one on one and the Brazilian calmly dispatches it into the bottom corner across Reddy.
Sydney FC: 1. Andrew REDMAYNE (GK), 4. Alex WILKINSON, 5. Jordy BUIJS, 6. Joshua BRILLANTE (72’ 22. Seb RYALL), 7. Michael ZULLO (63’ 16. Anthony KALIK), 9. BOBÔ, 10. Milos NINKOVIC, 13. Brandon O’NEILL, 17. David CARNEY, 18. Matt SIMON (86’ 19. Chris ZUVELA), 26. Luke WILKSHIRE (37’ 8. Paulo RETRE).
Subs Not Used: 30. Tom HEWARD-BELLE (GK), 29. Cristian GONZALEZ.
Perth Glory: 33. Liam REDDY (GK), 3. Marc WARREN, 4. Shane LOWRY, 5. Jacob POSCOLIERO (46’ 6. Mitch NICHOLS), 7. Joel CHIANESE, 8. Xavi TORRES (72’ 31. Callum TIMMINS), 9. Andy KEOGH, 17. Diego CASTRO (66’ 19. Joe KNOWLES), 20. Jake BRIMMER, 22. Adam TAGGART, 23. Scott NEVILLE.
Subs Not Used: 13. Nick FEELY (GK), 16. Joseph MILLS.