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Amphlett up for Glory reunion
Amphlett up for Glory reunion

ECU Joondalup midfielder Tommy Amphlett is looking forward to taking on his former club when Perth Glory travel to the ECU Sports Ground for a National Premier Leagues WA clash on Saturday.

Amphlett kicked off his NPL WA season in fine form with two goals in last weekend’s 3-3 draw against Cockburn City and is eagerly anticipating the match against Glory, who drew with Perth, 1-1, in their season opener.

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“It will be a great contest with both sides looking to get their first wins on the board,” Amphlett said.

“I had a great time at the club and I believe it’s made me a better player but I’ll be looking forward to this game and getting one over them.

“They have a talented young side that have played together all season in the National Youth League, so we will need to be at our best.”

Glory, who have fielded an age-restricted team in the inaugural NPL WA season, included A-League players Riley Woodcock and Cameron Edwards in the team last week.

Amphlett spent three seasons in the A-League with Glory, playing 27 games. The 25-year-old, who became a father last year, had offers from clubs in Asia but knocked them back to be with his partner Lydie and their son, Jaxon.

“My agent was contacted by a couple of clubs in Asia but they didn’t fit into my plans at the time,” he said.

“It’s been a hectic year for me but I thought it would be better to stay in Perth and play for Joondalup, who have been great to me since I left the Glory ... I want to do my bit in bringing success to the club.”

NPL WA – Round Two

Saturday: Armadale v Subiaco (Alfred Skeet Reserve, 3pm); ECU Joondalup v Perth Glory (ECU Sports Ground, 3pm); Inglewood United v Sorrento (Intiga Stadium, 3pm); Stirling Lions v Cockburn City (Macedonia Park, 3pm)

Sunday: Bayswater City v Balcatta (Frank Drago Reserve, 3pm); Floreat Athena v Perth (Litis Stadium, 7pm)

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