Andy Keogh signs Perth Glory contract extension

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Monday, 29 May 2017

Perth Glory have today confirmed that star striker Andy Keogh has extended his contract with the club, keeping him in the west until 2019.

The new contract locks in Glory’s top Hyundai A-League era goalscorer until the end of the 2018/19 Hyundai A-League season.

“We are delighted to secure the services of Andy Keogh beyond next season, a player who plays such a key role in our team and club,” said club CEO Peter Filopoulos.

Perth Glory players celebrate one of Andy Keogh's goals against City on Friday night.“Andy is now well settled in Perth and excitingly, he is also working towards securing his Australian citizenship.

“With 17 players contracted for next season, we are in a good position to build upon our squad in the coming weeks and months,” he added

Since arriving to Perth Glory ahead of the 2014/15 Hyundai A-League season, Keogh has played 70 Hyundai A-League games and scored 34 goals (12 in 2014/15, 10 in 2015/16 and 12 in 2016/17).

Despite his relatively short tenure at the club, Andy was recently voted by Perth Glory members as part of its Ultimate XI (1996-2016) team of the last 20 seasons.

“I’m thrilled that I have extended my contract for another year which will see me at the club for at least the next two-seasons,” said Keogh.

“I am happy at Perth Glory and my family and I have settled well in Perth and WA.

Andy Keogh celebrates one of his two goals against the Reds on Friday night.“I am also excited with what we are building here at the club and look forward to helping bring success for our members and fans very soon. I can’t wait for the 2017/18 season to begin,” the Irish striker added.

 

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Signing news: Perth Glory secure star midfielder secure star midfielder

Diego Castro has signed a new deal with Perth Glory.

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Perth Glory have announced a major coup with the re-signing of Spanish superstar Diego Castro to a new one-year Hyundai A-League contract.

The news was revealed at Glory’s annual awards night where Castro claimed his second straight player of the season award.

Castro was the runaway leader after round 16, polling a total of 44 votes, leaving his closest rival Josh Risdon well behind on 21. Andy Keogh and captain Rostyn Griffiths tied for third spot.

Castro equalled a club record breaking tally of five individual trophies he set last year, including:

• QBE Most Glorious Player
• Golden Boot Trophy (joint with Adam Taggart and Andy Keogh 12-goals)
• Players’ Player of the Year
• Volunteers’ Player of the Year
• Member’s Player of the Year

The 34-year old El Maestro was also named in Perth Glory’s Ultimate XI team which celebrated the club’s best players in its 20th anniversary season.

“To win the MGP once is amazing and to go back to back is unbelievable,” Castro said.

Perth Glory players celebrate Diego Castro's superlative equaliser against the Phoenix on Saturday.

“I share this honour with my teammates and coaches, staff and members because it is they who come and support me and the team week-in week-out.

“The last two seasons in Perth has been a beautiful experience for my family and me and hopefully next year we can go all the way and grab the ultimate prize.”

Dead ball specialist Nebojsa Marinkovic took out the trophy for “Goal of the Year” for his stunning free-kick against Melbourne City in the last round of the season, while recently retired and former captain Richard Garcia was named as “Best Clubman”.

PERTH GLORY FC 2016/17 QBE MGP AWARDS SUMMARY

  • QBE Most Glorious Player:  Diego Castro
  • Women’s Most Glorious Player:  Samantha Kerr
  • Most Glorious Youth League Player (NYL):  Joe Knowles
  • Bobby Despotovski Golden Boot:  Diego Castro, Adam Taggart and Andy Keogh (12 goals)
  • Women’s Golden Boot:  Samantha Kerr (10 goals)
  • Members’ Player of the Year:  Diego Castro
  • Volunteers’ Player of the Year:  Diego Castro
  • Players’ Player of the Year:  Diego Castro
  • Goal-of-the-Year:  Nebojsa Marinkovic
  • Women’s Coach’s Award:  Natasha Rigby
  • Best Clubman Award : Richard Garcia

Perth Glory Ultimate XI- 1996/97-2016/17

  • Goalkeeper: Jason Petkovic
  • Defenders: Josh Risdon, Jamie Harnwell (c), Andy Todd, Scott Miller
  • Midfielders: Jacob Burns, Gareth Naven, Diego Castro, Ivan Ergic
  • Strikers: Bobby Despotovski, Damian Mori
  • Coach: Mich D’Avray
  • Substitutes: Danny Vukovic, Michael Thwaite, Matt Horsley, Troy Halpin, Andy Keogh,

 

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Perth Glory 5-4 Melbourne City FC- Hyundai A-League 2016/2017

A desperate Perth Glory defeated Melbourne City 5-4 on Sunday at nib Stadium to fall agonisingly short of hosting a home Elimination Final in one of the great games of the Hyundai A-League.

The result wasn’t quite enough for Perth to host and they will now travel to Melbourne to play City this weekend at AAMI Park in Elimination Final 2. After an extravaganza of entertainment in Sunday’s earlier game at Suncorp, another thrilling, end-to-end contest was played out in Perth in front of over 12,000 fans in what was an even better game.

Glory began like a steam train, hitting the net in the first five minutes as they pushed for a big win to help them host a final, before Tim Cahill restored parity. Andy Keogh and Chris Harold extended the lead to 3-1 early in the second half as Glory fans urged on their team to score two more.

They got one after Nebo Marinkovic’s first touch was to slam home a trademark set piece to make it 4-1. But Cahill with his second effectively ended Glory’s brave effort and Nico Colazo iced the cake.

But Glory weren’t finished hitting back with another goal before a brain fade from keeper Liam Reddy let City back into it at 5-4. What a game. What a Sunday.

What a way to finish the regular season!

GOALS

1-0  Diego Castro Glory 4’

Keogh with a neat ball to set up Adam Taggart who burst into the box, and was adjudged to have been fouled by Neil Kilkenny. Castro stroked it home low to open the scoring.

1-1 Tim Cahill City 21’

Kamau threatened down the right, and he found the Cahill in the box – his low, powerful left foot finish levelled proceedings.

2-1 Andy Keogh, Glory 51’

Castro got on the ball and played it through to Keogh who took the ball onto his right and placed it low past Bouzanis.

3-1 Chris Harold Glory 55’

Josh Risdon with plenty of time to finesse a perfect cross for sub Harold who headed the cross down and into the net.

4-1 Nebo Marinkovic, Glory 75’

 

Melbourne City's Tim Cahill urges his side on against Glory at AAMI Park.4-2 Tim Cahill, City 80′

Cahill guided home a low cross to cruel Glory’s chances.

4-3 Nico Colazo, City 84’

The Argentine with a smashing strike.

5-3 Adam Taggart, Glory 88’

Harold rolled across a low cross for Taggart to tap in at the back

5-4 Nick Fitzgerald, City 84’

Liam Reddy with a brain fade trying to play out, way outside the box, he lost possession and Fitzgerald picked up a loose ball and hit from distance the final goal of the night. Crazy goal on a crazy night!

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Wellington Phoenix 3 -3 Perth Glory-Hyundai A-League 2016/2017

Wellington Phoenix and Perth Glory have shared the spoils following an exhilarating 3-3 draw at Auckland’s QBE Stadium on Saturday night. Keen to avoid a season sweep in the Distance Derby, the Phoenix got off to a rollicking start with Kosta Barbarouses having an early shot smothered on the goal line. Glory also showed their intent to attack from the off but it was the home side who broke the deadlock through the returning Gui Finkler, with the Brazilian dedicating the goal to his new baby girl. The Phoenix doubled their advantage when Roy Krishna calmly slotted his 11th goal of the campaign but Glory pulled a goal back following a delightful piece of individual skill from their frontman Andy Keogh. Wellington looked to be headed for back-to-back wins when Barbarouses bent the ball into the back of the net early in the second stanza. However Glory fought back with a fine finish from Adam Taggart and a sublime free kick from Diego Castro to set up a grandstand finish with ten minutes to play. Both sides had chances to net a late winner as play went from end to end in a heart-stopping finale but in the end both sides had to settle for a draw, which on balance was a fair result.

GOALS 1-0 Wellington Phoenix: Gui Finkler, 10’ The Brazilian cracked a shot from an acute angle after being played into space, which took a deflection off Joe Mills giving Liam Reddy no chance before it rippled the back of the net. 2-0 Wellington Phoenix: Roy Krishna, 25’ A long ball from Matthew Ridenton found the run of Shane Smeltz, who was able to hold the ball up before finding his Fijian strike partner. Krishna weaved his way around Rhys William before shooting low and hard inside the far post. 2-1 Perth Glory: Andy Keogh, 34’ Dino Djulbic picked out the run of the Irishman with a long pass, who was able to chest the ball down on the run, taking him past a couple of defenders, before firing past Glen Moss. 3-1 Wellington Phoenix: Kosta Barbarouses, 46’ Some swift ball movement from the Nix following a turnover teed up the All Whites international on the edge of the box and he bent a beautiful left footed shot inside the far post. 3-2 Perth Glory: Adam Taggart, 67’ The Glory striker got on the end of a cross from Josh Risdon, with Moss making a great save to keep out the header but Taggart was quickest to react to the second ball and was able lash it home. 3-3 Perth Glory: Diego Castro, 80’ Glory’s marquee man lined up a free-kick on the edge of the box and proceeded to hit it perfectly over the head of Moss and inside the far top corner to draw his side level. INJURY WARD Glory defender Joe Mills had to be replaced midway through the first half with a hamstring injury, with Marc Warren coming on for his first appearance since Round 12. Re-live the match on Twitter @ALeague, @WgtnPhoenixFC, @PerthGloryFC, #WELvPER

 

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Adelaide United 0-5 Perth Glory – Hyundai A-League 2016/2017

A rampant Perth Glory have climbed inside the Hyundai A-League’s top four after dismantling an abject Adelaide United 5-0 at Coopers Stadium on Friday night.

Kick-off was postponed by an hour due to soaring temperatures in the South Australian capital but it was Kenny Lowe’s side that were red hot when play got under way netting three first-half goals.

A disastrous own-goal from Iacopo La Rocca for the opener was the antithesis of the kind of play Fox Sports are promoting in this weekend’s “Defenders Round” but it was only a sign of things to come for the home side.

Diego Castro and Andy Keogh both got on the scoresheet before the break, with Adam Taggart getting in on the act in the first minute of the second stanza.

Marcelo Carrusca, who was wearing the captain’s armband in the absence of Eugene Galekovic, had a couple of first-half chances when Adelaide were only two goals down but it was as close as they would come to pulling a goal back.

Instead Castro iced the result by grabbing a double late on, with Reds goalkeeper John Hall making a couple of strong saves in injury time to ensure they didn’t lose by a greater margin.

In the end Glory also got the clean sheet they craved – just their second of the season – with Rhys Williams making a successful return to the backline and fighting through the pain barrier to see out the contest.

John Hall

GOALS

0-1 Perth Glory: Iacopo La Rocca OG, 15’

Glory’s Josh Risdon carried the ball to the by-line before whipping in a cross which the Reds’ central defender inexplicably headed into his own net despite being under no pressure at the back post.

0-2 Perth Glory: Diego Castro, 37’

The Spaniard pulled one out of his bag of tricks inside the Reds box, playing a one-two ball with Keogh before cutting back inside and angling his shot inside the far post, which took a deflection on the way.

0-3 Perth Glory: Andy Keogh, 45+1’

Castro went on a mazy run after Adelaide turned the ball over in the centre of the park, feeding the run of Keogh who opened up his body and clinically stroked the ball inside the far post.

0-4 Perth Glory: Adam Taggart, 46’

Glory were given two bites of the cherry in attack in the opening minute of the second half, with Taggart the beneficiary as he was able to sweep the ball home from inside the box virtually unchallenged.

0-5 Perth Glory: Diego Castro, 88’

Aryn Williams carried the ball into the box before finding the angled run of Castro, who showed great desire to get in front of his defender before diverting the ball into the back of the net.

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INJURY WARD

Iacopo La Rocca’s unhappy night came to a premature end after he had to be substituted just after the half-hour mark with a hip complaint. Taylor Regan came on in his place.

With the result assured Glory striker Andy Keogh exited the contest on the hour mark after struggling with a tight hamstring. Dino Djulbic was his replacement.

Re-live the action on Twitter

@ALeague, @AdelaideUnited, @PerthGloryFC, #ADLvPER

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Melbourne Victory 1 – 1 Perth Glory – Hyundai A-League 2016/2017

A wasteful Melbourne Victory have butchered the chance to make it three straight wins after being held to a 1-1 draw at home to Perth Glory on Friday night. Victory dominated large periods at AAMI Park but failed to capitalise on the scoreboard with Glory earning a vital point away from home. Melbourne started brightly and looked threatening in the early stages but fell behind inside 20 minutes with Andy Keogh punishing the hosts following a clinical Glory counter-attack. The hosts clicked into gear after conceding and found a deserved equaliser with Besart Berisha on target just before the half-time interval. Kevin Muscat’s side continued to dominate possession but poor finishing and a dogged Glory outfit frustrated Victory as both sides were forced to share the spoils.

GOALS 0-1 Glory:  Andy Keogh 17’ A superb ball from Nebojsa Marinkovic played Chris Harold in behind with the winger expertly pulling the ball back for Andy Keogh who smashed a powerful strike past the helpless Lawrence Thomas.

1-1 Victory: Besart Berisha 41’

Marco Rojas found himself in space on the right flank before delivering a teasing cross which was inexplicably missed by Glory defender Dino Djulbic with Berisha on hand to finish from close range.

 

KEY MOMENT

Deep into stoppage time, James Troisi looked to have stolen all three points with an audacious volley only for his shot to ricochet off the post and away to safety.

OPTA DATA

Perth Glory are undefeated in their last seven games against Melbourne Victory (W3, D4)

Victory dominated possession (66.7%), Shots on goal (20 to 2) and shots on target (5 to 1)

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Perth Glory 3 x 1 Adelaide United – Hyundai A-League 2016/2017

Adelaide United’s misery has continued with Guillermo Amor and Jordan O’Doherty both dismissed in a 3-1 defeat to Perth Glory at nib Stadium on Friday night. Andy Keogh scored twice after half-time to cap a Glory fightback after the visitors opened the scoring courtesy of Josh Risdon’s own goal. Rostyn Griffiths quickly equalised for the home side, before Keogh completed the turnaround with his first in the 67th minute. The visitors then had Amor sent from the touchline before winger O’Doherty followed his coach into the sheds for a second yellow just minutes later. Tensions continued to flare until Keogh punished Adelaide on the counter-attack for his second and Perth’s first win in four matches.

GOALS 0-1 Adelaide: Josh Risdon OG, 22’ Isaias did superbly well to find the right-sided Tarek Elrich, whose sharp low pass across the face was bundled into his own net by Josh Risdon. 1-1 Perth: Rostyn Griffiths, 25’ Adelaide were punished for their failure to clear when Rostyn Griffiths drilled a low effort through the outstretched hand of Eugene Galekovic and into the bottom corner. 2-1 Perth: Andy Keogh, 67’ Rostyn Griffiths’ challenge on Eugene Galekovic was adjudged to be play on, allowing Keogh to tuck the loose free-kick into an empty net. 3-1 Perth: Andy Keogh, 90’+5 Adelaide sent everyone forward for a late corner and were punished on the counter-attack as Diego Castro and Nebojsa Marinkovic combined to tee up Keogh for the striker’s second. RED CARD Jordan O’Doherty, 71’ Cautioned for a high-foot in the first half, the young winger was shown a second yellow for a lunging challenge on Glory fullback Josh Risdon. CROWD 10,011 @ nib Stadium

 

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Perth Glory 2 x 2 Western Sydney Wanderers FC – Hyundai A-League 2016/2017

Perth Glory and Western Sydney Wanderers have played out a 2-2 draw in an absorbing Hyundai A-League clash at nib Stadium on Sunday. In a frantic opening, both sides found the back of the net inside five minutes. Catch up with all the action in our match centre here Marquee man Nico Martinez scored the fastest goal in Wanderers Hyundai A-League history to put the visitors in front inside the first minute. But defender Alex Grant’s towering header soon after drew Glory level before Andy Keogh edged the home side in front early in the second half. Brendon Santalab then ensured the Wanderers would secure their third consecutive draw with a superb equaliser midway through the second half. The stalemate means Glory missed the chance to move into second spot, sitting in fourth, while the Wanderers end the weekend in sixth.

GOALS 0-1 Wanderers: Nico Martinez, 1’ Mitch Nichols found a pocket of space in Glory’s half and fed it to Martinez, who let fly from 25 yards out, with the ball going through the legs of a defender and arrowing into the bottom corner of the net. 1-1 Glory: Alex Grant, 5’ Nebojsa Marinkovic’s delivery from a free-kick wide out on the right was perfect, with the young defender attacking the ball and getting up highest to plant his header into the corner.

2-1 Glory: Andy Keogh, 51’ Josh Risdon and Chris Harold combined down the right, with the latter driving to the byline and getting a cross in. Wanderers keeper Andrew Redmayne got a glove on the ball but only diverted it into the path of Keogh, who produced a clinical side-footed finish. 2-2 Wanderers: Brendon Santalab, 67’ Martinez was given time to face forward about 30 yards from goal and he played a great pass in behind for Santalab to chase and the striker produced an excellent finish past Liam Reddy from a tough angle. OPTA DATA *Glory is now undefeated in their last nine Hyundai A-League games on home soil, their best run since a 10-game streak in 2009/10. *Alex Grant’s goal was just the second goal the Wanderers have conceded in the first half this season, from a total of 10 Tony Popovic’s side has allowed in the first five rounds.

 

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Hyundai A-League stars: then and now – Andy Keogh – 2016

The 30-year-old has been a deadly marksman over two stints with Glory, netting 22 goals in 42 matches. He also scored in 8 consecutive games in 2015/16, a new league record.

 

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Hyundai A-League stars: then and now – Andy Keogh

Andy Keogh is another well-traveled striker who’s proven a hit in Australia. The Irishman spent the majority of his career in the UK with Scunthorpe, Wolverhampton and Millwall. The livewire made 30 appearances for the Republic of Ireland, scoring 2 goals.

 

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