Glory tackle Sorrento at Barnard Park

Jackson Lavell-LeeBusselton Dunsborough Times
Sorrento FC U20s player Danny Jones jostles for the ball with Perth Glory’s U20 Trent Ostler in 2018.
Camera IconSorrento FC U20s player Danny Jones jostles for the ball with Perth Glory’s U20 Trent Ostler in 2018. Credit: Busselton-Dunsborough Times

High quality soccer will be played in Busselton on Saturday when Busselton City Football Club hosts the National Premier League clash between Perth Glory and Sorrento.

Glory have started the season well under a new coach, former Socceroo Richard Garcia, and they are looking to go one better in 2019 after finishing runners-up last season.

Glory could include Young Socceroos Callum Timmins and Nick Walsh plus dangerous striker Luke Salmon.

Perth Glory A-League coach Tony Popovic might also be an interested spectator as his two sons, Kristian and Gabriel, are regular members of the club’s NPL squad.

Sorrento has been one of the better-performed sides in the league in recent years under the tutelage of Glory legend Jamie Harnwell.

Led by experienced defender Shaun Kilkenny, Sorrento will be looking to strikers Jordan Roberts and Cameron Teece to unlock the Glory defence.

Both sides are equal third and will need to quickly get to grips with the Barnard Park pitch.

The game will kick-off at 3pm after two games between the Leeuwin Naturaliste and Country Coastal junior associations at 11am and 1pm.

Perth Glory will hold an open training session at Barnard Park at 4pm on Friday with a free workshop for coaches, who will have access to Garcia and and Football West Leeuwin Naturaliste Development Officer Juan Propato.

On Sunday local soccer will restart after the Easter break with CMI Busselton Men’s Premier and Reserve sides travelling to take on Australind.

This match will be a test for Alan Armstrong’s side given they will have played in the Pioneer Cup final just three days earlier.

The Triple M Ladies side go to Dunsborough and will hope for a better result than in their last game against Dynamos.

The Woody Nook Masters will play away against a strong Dalyellup side.

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