Perth Glory 0 Sydney FC 2
Perth Glory 0
Sydney FC 2 (AET)
Ninkovic (98’), Brosque (113’)
At Dorrien Gardens there were chances aplenty for both sides but clinical finishing was lacking till Milos Ninkovic and Alex Brosque smashed home sensational extra-time goals to win it for the Sky Blues.
In front of 2,661 fans, Liam Reddy was in fine form all night keeping Glory in goal with a super stop to deny Holosko on 15 minutes.
Ninkovic should’ve scored for the visitor moments later missing an easy chance as both sides pressed for the opener in a feisty first 45 minutes.
Both were unable to break deadlock in the second half with the dangerous Adam Taggart going close for the home side.
Perth brought on new signing Milan Smiljanic in the second half as the clock ticked towards the 90 minutes.
Reddy made a brilliant double stop to deny Sydney in the final few minutes as the game went into extra time.
Both sides fatigued as the game slowed somewhat but Bobo should’ve scored had it not been for the excellent Rhys Williams and a super goal-saving tackle.
However, with Bobo taking defenders away, Ninkovic powered through the home defence, angling inside and hammering a stunning goal past Reddy in the first half of extra time.
And Brosque, a late sub, smashed home a second in the second half to seal the deal as the Sky Blues progressed to the final eight.