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City, Glory in AAMI Park stalemate

Melbourne City and Perth Glory have played out a disappointing 0-0 draw tonight in front of 6,486 fans at AAMI Park.

Chances were few and far between for both sides, with the game failing to get out of first gear for the majority of the 90 minutes.

Despite City being the better of the two sides, they were kept scoreless for the third straight game, leaving coach John van’t Schip scratching his head as to where some much needed goals are going to come from. Jacob Melling went close with a powerful drive in the first half, but a reflex save by Danny Vukovic denied the young City midfielder.

Perth, though, had a chance to steal the game at the death, when Andy Keogh was released through on goal, following some dazzling skill by substitute Mitch Nichols, in his first game back from injury. Keogh raced toward goal but was denied by some courageous, last-ditch defensive work by City goalkeeper Tando Velaphi, who cleared the ball away well.

Match Details Full match details »

Date/Time Sun Feb 22, 2015, 5:00 PMStadium AAMI ParkAttendance 6,486Referee Jarred Gillett

Melb. City

Yellow Card56′ E.Paartalu


Yellow Card77′ D.Kramar

Before that, in the 77th minute, Slovenian import Denis Kramar was lucky to stay on the pitch for Perth after a blatant foul on City striker Josh Kennedy, with many on and off the field believing the challenge was deserving of a red card. Referee Jarred Gillet was unmoved, however, as he showed the defender just a yellow card.

More to come…


Ultimate A-League ‘Player of the Year’ Votes
3 Michael Thwaite (Perth Glory)
2 Jack Clisby (Melbourne City)
1 Josh Kennedy (Melbourne City)
Youth Jack Clisby (Melbourne City)

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avatarKris is a freelance sports journalist, a two-time WA media guild award winner, and podcast host and writer for Ultimate A-League.

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