FORRESTFIELD United has been beaten for the second time this NPLWA season at Hartfield Park, going down 5-0 to Perth Glory on Saturday night.
Glory had former Liverpool trainee Jake Brimmer and current Young Socceroo midfielder Brandon Wilson in the side, and were ahead at the break, with Joe Knowles on target.
Forrie didn’t take a backward step and hit the bar twice as they pressed for an equaliser but after half time the visitors took control and overran the home side, with goals from Brimmer, Daniel Stynes, Walter Scott and another to Knowles, which saw them maintain their unbeaten start to the season.
Forrestfield head coach Rod Banjac said it was a great game, but shows how far they need to improve.
“We learnt a great lesson tonight, yes we lost to a better team, but they also beat us at our own game,” he said.
“Ever since I returned back to the club I’ve insisted we play good football and we pride ourselves on that, and I think we’re on the right track, but the Glory played some great stuff.
“They have some of the best young players in the state and a number with A-League experience, but saying that I thought we matched them for 65 minutes of the game but the scoreline shows we need to keep working hard and we’ll be better for it.
“This team that Glory have at the moment is the best ‘’ve seen for a while and credit must go to John Gibson who has brought them together and they work extremely hard for each other and they will cause all teams problems this season.”
Banjac said the team must move on and prepare for Balcatta in the next round.
“Obviously the players were down after the game, but we spoke about the positives and we will work on the negatives at training this week,” he said.
“The scoreline did probably flatter them, but that’s gone now, we must recover, re-focus and prepare for another tough test against Balcatta next week.”