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Lowe find positives in Glory loss
Lowe find positives in Glory loss

Perth Glory coach Kenny Lowe took plenty of positives out of his side's 2-1 loss to the WA State team in a pre-season friendly match at Dalmatinac Park, Spearwood, last night.

Lowe experimented with his team, fielding a vastly inexperienced line-up in the first half before making eight changes at the break.

Glory created a raft of chances in the second half but were twice caught on the break as Alec Solomons and Ludovic Boi found the net to give WA a 2-0 lead.

Brazilian winger Sidnei Sciola pegged one goal back with five minutes left, but Glory couldn't find an equaliser.

"You've got to take your chances but it was a good workout," Lowe said.

"We gave everyone 45 minutes and they (WA) were quite competitive.

"We're still nine weeks away from the A-League season and we've come back off a four-day break, so it was good."

Sidnei and strike partner Andy Keogh were in the thick of the action in the second half, combining well with midfielders Nebojsa Marinkovic, Mitch Nichols and Richard Garcia.

Keogh and defender Dino Djulbic had shots which hit the post, while Marinkovic had a shot well saved by WA goalkeeper Devon Spence.

Defenders Scott Jamieson and Jack Clisby and goalkeeper Jack Duncan were the only players to play the full 90 minutes for Glory.

Glory will field a young team when they take on Gosnells City in another friendly on Sunday.

The West Australian

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