Glory beat Mariners for ALM breakthrough
October 23, 2022 / 8:30 pm
Perth Glory have shrugged off Bruno Fornaroli’s controversial absence to claim a 2-1 victory over Central Coast and get their A-League Men season off the mark.
Aaron McEneff scored the winner as Glory earned a dramatic comeback victory in Gosford, despite an odd lead-up.
On Friday, coach Ruben Zadkovich hinted Fornaroli could be left out of his squad after a quiet opening two rounds, following a limited pre-season.
When Perth posted their line-up for Sunday’s game on Instagram, without Fornaroli even on the bench, they commented saying: “Bruno is out due to injury.”
But the Socceroo commented, saying “I’m 100% fit and ready perthgloryfc wrong information.”
The comment was later deleted.
“He was just unavailable,” Zadkovich told reporters post-match.
“He ruled himself out with a rib injury on Friday, so couldn’t finish the final session, which meant that he wasn’t available for selection.”
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Aaron McEneff scored the winner in Perth Glory’s 2-1 A-League Men win over Central Coast. (Jeremy Ng/AAP PHOTOS)