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88'
S. Nigro
L. Broxham
88'
M. Sánchez
M. Milligan
80'
C. Theoharous
L. George
67'
L. George
Goal
64'
J. Brimmer
B. Wilson
64'
M. Mallia
C. Harold
56'
B. Berisha
Goal
Kick Off
17'
L. Broxham
Yellow Card
14'
M. Nichols
Yellow Card
Kick Off
2
1
3
1

Stats

Possession
% %
7
4
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 1 6
Total Passes 385 506

Commentary

FULL TIME - The final whistle sounds and Melbourne Victory finally get some reward for their effort, as they run out 2-0 winners over Perth Glory. Berisha was the first to break the deadlock with a 56th minute goal to give the Victory the lead, but George made it a certainty with his 67th minute goal. Milligan was absolutely fantastic today.
90' + 3' Keogh takes it on the burst, he takes a shot on goal and it is away to the left, going out for a goal kick. A goal to Keogh may well have given us a very interesting finish to the game.
90' + 2' Nichols gives it over to Mallia, who has a shot on goal and it is saved by Thomas.
90' We have four minutes of additional time to play for the match.
90' All Melbourne Victory need to do now is just hold onto the ball defensively and they will win their first game of the season.
S. Nigro
L. Broxham
Melbourne Victory
88' SUBSTITUTION VICTORY - Third and final change for the Victory with Leigh Broxham off and Stefan Nigro on.
M. Sánchez
M. Milligan
Melbourne Victory
88' SUBSTITUTION VICTORY - The Victory clear their bench, as Mark Milligan comes off for an early shower and he is replaced by Matías Ariel Sánchez.
86' Milligan lifts the ball in a shot on goal, but it is deflected away by Reddy, to concede a corner kick to the Victory.
85' Italiano has been very lively for Perth Glory in his debut game. He has done well for a 16 year old who was studying in year 11 during the week.
84' Perth need to pull the trigger and go for broke. They need to score a goal to unsettle the Victory.
82' Another bad pass in defence from the Glory, but the Victory fail to make them pay the ultimate price.
C. Theoharous
L. George
Melbourne Victory
80' SUBSTITUTION VICTORY - Leroy George's afternoon is done as he is replaced by Christian Theoharous.
79' It looks as though Melbourne Victory may be preparing their first change of the match.
77' Troisi is on the burst once again, can he get his name amongst the goal scorers? Not this time, as he loses the ball.
75' Should the Victory take the maximum points from this match, perhaps it will give them a sense of renewed confidence.
73' Deng with a header on goal from five yards and he nods it across the face of goal. How did he miss that?
71' Melbourne Victory continue to run riot here at nib Stadium, but the Glory are well known for their fast finishes.
69' Mallia takes it to the edge of the box, he has a shot on goal and it is just wide of goal.
L. George
Goal
Melbourne Victory
67' GOAL VICTORY - Troisi feeds it to George from the left, as George slips, but he still gets a boot to it, as it slides past Reddy and into the back of the net. Melbourne Victory lead Perth Glory 2-0.
66' You need to start to wonder how much the sun will be having an impact on the players out there on the ground.
J. Brimmer
B. Wilson
Perth Glory
64' SUBSTITUTION GLORY - Brandon Wilson is the second Glory player off for today as Jake Brimmer is given some time to show what he can do.
M. Mallia
C. Harold
Perth Glory
64' SUBSTITUTION GLORY - The Glory make the first of their double change, with Chris Harold making way for Mitchell Mallia.
62' Perth Glory need to do a lot more around the ground, if they are to rescue this match.
60' Harold with a shot on goal from the edge of the box and it is just wide of the mark.
58' Play is held up momentarily as Berisha looks to have collected a head knock. He goes off to the sidelines momentarily, to receive some attention.
B. Berisha
Goal
Melbourne Victory
56' GOAL VICTORY - Broxham crosses it into the box, as Grant stretches to cut it off but he is unable to get it, as Berisha is behind Grant and he is able to tap it in for a goal. Melbourne Victory lead Perth Glory 1-0.
55' The Victory are starting to get some more rhythm into their game.
53' George crosses it over to Troisi, who pulls the trigger on goal, but his shot takes a deflection and Reddy is able to make an easy save.
52' It has been a sloppy start from both teams to the second half. It can only get better from here.
50' The Glory are showing some more run around the ground which will delight the home crowd.
48' Melbourne Victory need to pick up where they left off in the first half, if they want to put an end to their losing streak.
46' SECOND HALF - We are back under way for the second half as the Victory kick off to get us back under way.
HALF TIME - The whistle sounds for half time and we go into the break with the scores all tied up at 0-0. Melbourne Victory had the bulk of the opportunities in the first half but they failed to take advantage of their chances.
45' + 2' Mills passes it towards Italiano into the box, who takes a shot on goal and he hits the side netting.
45' We have three minutes of additional time to play for the first half.
45' Berisha finds a way to thread it into the box, as Troisi takes possession. He has a shot on goal and his shot takes a deflection, as it goes out for a corner kick for the Victory.
43' George takes the free kick, he kicks it into the box as Williams rises up for a header, forcing Reddy to tip it over the crossbar.
43' Great little footwork from George on the wing, in which he is able to extract the free kick from after being held onto.
41' Italiano is in a great position inside the box, he gives it off to Wilson, who thumps the ball at goal, but Thomas is there to make the save.
39' Mills is able to continue for a second time, which means the Glory are not forced to make an early change.
37' Mills is down onces again, after his high boot. He is holding his knee, but he has just got back to his feet. He may be okay after all.
36' Ingham cuts it back into the box, but there is nobody waiting there to take possession and in the end the Glory defence are able to clear the ball away from danger.
35' The Victory are on the break again through Berisha, but the offside flag is raised and the Glory will be able to get out of this spot of trouble.
33' Harold closes in on Broxham inside the box, forcing Thomas to react quickly to avert a disaster for Melbourne Victory.
31' George looks to find Berisha inside the box, but Lowry is there to eliminate the clear and present danger for the Glory.
29' A great piece of work from Milligan as he puts it into the path of Berisha, who touches the ball, but not enough to make it a serious threat on goal.
27' Berisha is at the back post as he has a shot on goal and it bounces the wrong way.
25' Melbourne Victory are dominating possession with 60.6% of the possession in the match.
23' Troisi takes possession on the edge of the box, as he tries to curl one into the top corner of the net, but he puts a little too much onto the shot on goal.
21' The Victory are starting to look very dangerous. It only seems like it will be a matter of time for them, before they score.
19' Perth Glory are missing arguably their best player today, in Castro, who is out with a calf injury.
L. Broxham
Yellow Card
Melbourne Victory
17' YELLOW CARD VICTORY - Leigh Broxham crashes into Harold quiet heavily and he is not surprised when he is awarded a yellow card.
16' Troisi centres the ball for Berisha, who gets a touch after the rebound from Reddy, but in the end, he pulls the ball in to make the save.
M. Nichols
Yellow Card
Perth Glory
14' YELLOW CARD GLORY - Mitch Nichols is the first player to go into the referee's book after he brings down Geria from behind.
13' Nichols takes it to the edge of the box, he has a shot on goal and it is just wide of goal.
12' Melbourne Victory are starting to get into the match after a sluggish start.
10' George finds the gap to Berisha, who gets ready for a tap in past Reddy, but the offside flag is raised.
8' Wilson has a shot from outside of the box, but it deflects off a Victory defender, the ball rebounds back to him and he has another shot on goal, but this time it is wide of the mark.
6' Melbourne Victory are still yet to get their game together as are still looking a little disjointed.
4' It looks like Mills will be able to continue on the ground, thankfully for the Glory.
2' Play is held up momentarily as Mills is attended to in the middle of the ground, as he lands quiet heavily onto his back.
1' FIRST HALF - Perth Glory kick off and we are under way.
TEAMS - MELBOURNE VICTORY (4-2-3-1)  STARTING XI - Thomas (GK); Geria, Deng, Williams, Broxham; Valeri, Milligan; Ingham, Troisi, George; Berisha.  SUBSTITUTIONS - Acton (GK), Athiu, Sanchez, Nigro, Theoharous. 
TEAMS - PERTH GLORY (4-4-2)  STARTING XI - Reddy (GK); Walker, Grant, Lowry, Mills; Harold, Torres, Wilson, Nichols; Keogh, Italiano.  SUBSTITUTIONS - Brimmer (GK), Poscoliero, Mallia, Feely, Knowles. 
Melbourne Victory find themselves in the unusual position of last on the ladder and are the only team yet to win a match this season. This is a must win game, which will have them leap frog Perth Glory into sixth position.
Perth Glory have had an indifferent start to the season sitting in sixth position with only seven points from six starts. A win today will put their season back on track, lifting them to as high as fourth position.
Welcome to nib Stadium for the match between Perth Glory and Melbourne Victory.
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