- City fail to capitalise after being a man and a goal up
- Kosta Barbarouses cancels out Jamie Maclaren’s opener
Maclaren is right it’s a point gained, but it’s also two lost given the amount of time City had an extra man. They played some nice football in parts, but lacked the nous to break down a resolute Victory defence and a cutting edge to find the back of the net. When they did find a way past Thomas in goal, on two occasions, they were denied by the woodwork. It wasn’t to be their night. Warren Joyce may well be trying to shut out the noise over his job, but it will get even louder after this result. For Victory, you have to give them credit for fighting back after Neidermeier’s moment of madness, but a point surely isn’t enough for them to sustain a challenge for the premiers’ plate. Indeed, the big winners tonight are Perth Glory, who now seem a sure-fire bet to finish top.
That’s all from me. Let’s file that one away under “forgettable derbies”. Until next time.
Warren Joyce: “We’ve come here wanting to win the game. The only pressure on me is the pressure you put on yourself. [The sending off] disrupted our play and press. [Barbarouses’ goal] is not really a shot. I just think he’s hit it as hard as he can.”
Source: Football News
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