Perth Glory’s Burns: Win wasn’t pretty but showed our fight

Perth Glory captain Jacob Burns has admitted Saturday’s 1-0 win over Newcastle Jets was not a pretty performance but said it showed the team’s fighting spirit.

Perth Glory captain Jacob Burns has admitted Saturday’s 1-0 win over Newcastle Jets was not a pretty performance but said it showed the team’s fighting spirit.

The Glory remained on top of the A-League table with their second win in three matches and although Burns thought it wasn’t the most fluid showing, he was happy that the players could grind out a result when it mattered.

“I don’t think our 1-0 win over the Newcastle Jets on Saturday was our prettiest win, but it showed the club's fighting qualities,” Burns wrote in his column for West Australia’s inmycommunity.

“The Jets are an extremely well-drilled and coached side and their tactics made it difficult for us to play our slick passing game.

“In saying that, I think we did well to keep our second consecutive clean sheet and created enough chances in the second half to have won the game by another goal or two.”

The Glory next meet Melbourne Heart at AAMI Park on Sunday and will be hoping for a similar result to the 2-0 win they recorded over the Victory at the same venue two weeks ago.

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