Glory girls set for season
THE official home ground of Perth Glory’s women’s team, Dorrien Gardens in West Perth, will host just two games this season after three W-League blockbusters were scheduled for Perth Oval.
The big match-ups set for Perth’s premier rectangular stadium include a grand final rematch under lights against Melbourne City to open the season on October 27.
Other games at the stadium include a Sunday afternoon clash against Melbourne Victory on November 19 and a late night game on January 28 against Western Sydney Wanderers to round out the regular season.
At Dorrien Gardens, Glory will host Brisbane Roar in a festive season encounter on December 29 and Sydney in their first home game of 2018 on January 14.
Glory’s final home fixture, against last year’s minor premiers Canberra, will be in Bunbury.
Coach Bobby Despetovski said the team was looking forward to games at the bigger venue.
“Four of our first six games are away from home, but we’ll adjust to that,” he said.
“Perth Oval is the best A-League stadium in the country and it’s always a buzz to go there.
“But we’re also really happy to play at Dorrien Gardens.”