The Western Sydney Wanderers lost to a 10-man Perth Glory side in their last home game of the A-League regular season on Saturday.
Perth Glory was up 2-1 late in the second half and holding defensively. The Wanderers were on the attack and Perth’s left back, Denis Kramar was sent off for a second foul. This gave Wanderers a chance to create opportunities to make space against a 10-man team. The Wanderers were desperately searching for a goal but the visitors held on to claim the victory.
The Wanderers wanted to finish the season on a high and leave their home fans with something to cheer in an ordinary domestic season, against a team involved in salary cap breaches.
The home side came out strong but the breakthrough was made by Perth with a suburb through ball by Rostyn Griffiths, to put his team mate, Jamie Maclaren into a dangerous position, and the Glory winger was able to put the ball into the back of the net.
Western Sydney levelled in the second half with a brilliant effort by midfielder, Liam Youlley, swinging momentum towards the home team.
The momentum stopped abruptly when Perth scored their second goal, which was enough to secure the win.
The loss leaves the Wanderers only winning three home games and securing ninth place for the 2014/15 A-League regular season.