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Perth Glory furious after Central Coast equalizer allowed to stand

Perth Glory were left fuming after yesterday's match with Central Coast Mariners ended in a 1-1 draw. The Western Australian club deserved to take all three points away from their home fixture with the Gosford-based Mariners but were cruelly denied when Patrick Zwaanswijk headed home in the 87th minute.

On second glance, the goal probably shouldn't have been allowed to stand due to the fact that Mariners forward Daniel McBreen fouled Glory defender Josh Risdon in the aerial challenge which immediately preceded Zwaanswijk's effort.

Glory coach Ferguson said it was an injustice that his side were held to a draw and was extremely critical of the blunder made by the referees.

"I'm sick and tired of these mistakes the referees are making week in week out," Ferguson said.

"This is our livelihood and its cost us two points today and it's a blatant mistake as simple as that.

"I can't say any more, something needs to be done."

Whatever the result, the Glory were a much-improved side following their week off and with players of the ilk of Jacob Burns, Naum Sekulovski, Brent Griffiths, Michael Baird and Mile Sterjovski on the sidelines, things are looking up at nib Stadium after a horror run in recent times.

Andrew Slevison
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