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Australian Football: Garcia hails outstanding Glory

Perth Glory coach Richard Garcia hailed his side's "outstanding" performance as they earned a very rare 2-1 away win at Sydney FC on Saturday night.

Glory are pushing to finish in the top six of the A-League and gave their chances a huge boost thanks to the impressive win over the Sky Blues.

Defying the odds

Heading into the game Glory only had one win in 17 attempts against Sydney and had not won in the harbour city for six years.

Not only that, Glory have had a tough start to the season when spending all but one game of it on the road and it is still not clear when they will play on home soil again.

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They played their first game in 43 days when losing 1-0 to Brisbane Roar on Wednesday but managed to put everything behind them when picking a memorable win on Saturday night.

Captain Brandon O'Neill got the opening goal with a neat finish inside the area on 55 minutes before Bruno Fornaroli scored what turned out be the winner with another tidy goal five minutes from time.

Late scare

They suffered a late scare when Anthony Caceres pulled one back from the penalty spot on 93 minutes but Glory saw the game out much to the relief of a delighted Garcia.

"It’s been a very tough few months. The unknown is always very difficult to deal with," Garcia told reporters after the win. "They were outstanding tonight.

"The way they have bounced back from the setbacks is very pleasing. Everyone in the change room has each other’s back. They are learning to adapt with what is going on.

"The boys put pressure on themselves because they know they are capable of so much more. It’s a stepping stone in the right direction. Now it’s maintaining that and building off that."

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