Taggart seals Glory's first win

23 October 2017 09:11:15 EST

Perth Glory had to come from behind to claim their first win of the A-League season, as they beat Central Coast 2-1 at nib Stadium.

Kenny Lowe's side grabbed their first win over the Mariners in four attempts as Adam Taggart netted the winning goal with five minutes left.

Wout Brama put the visitors into the lead early on and Glory skipper Andy Keogh levelled.

The Mariners went close through Asdrubal, but the Spaniard slipped at the crucial moment and could not convert from six yards.

We seem to be running over teams in the last 30 minutes which is pleasing for the players.

Kenny Lowe

It didn't faze the visitors, though, and they were rewarded when Brama curled home from just inside the area following Connor Pain's cutback.

Perth then began to force the pace, with Andreu dictating the tempo from deep in midfield.

Taggart went close to equalising from close range after 34 minutes and Shane Lowry saw his powerful header from Diego Castro's pinpoint corner just evading Taggart's effort to nudge it home.

The Glory threw Young Socceroos duo Jake Brimmer and Brandon Wilson into the fray just after the hour-mark and the revitalised hosts restored parity five minutes later when Keogh headed home Taggart's superb cross.

Perth's persistence finally paid off in the 86th minute, with Taggart converting a superb, lofted through ball from Lowry, firing past the onrushing Thomas Glover.

Lowe said: "We seem to be running over teams in the last 30 minutes which is pleasing for the players and gives us a lot of confidence moving forward.

"I think it's the best we've ever been...we really smashed the boys. We've had a few knocks and niggles that's interrupted that, but in the main everyone seems to be at a good level."

Perth are 11/1 to win the Grand Final.

The Glory are 13/2 to win their next game against Sydney FC, who are 4/11 with the draw 17/4.

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