Only two games at Dor­rien

Midland Reporter - - Sport -

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 re­main­ing home fix­ture, against last year’s mi­nor pre­miers Canberra, will be played in Bun­bury.

Coach Bobby De­spetovski said the team was look­ing for­ward to play­ing games at the big­ger venue.

“Four of our first six games are away from home, but we’ll ad­just to that and play the best we can,” he said.

“We are all re­ally look­ing for­ward to it.”

The for­mer Glory striker ex­pected his play­ers would en­joy play­ing at each of the three home venues set to stage W-League games this year.

“Perth Oval is the best A-League sta­dium in the coun­try and it’s al­ways a buzz to go there,” he said.

“But we’re also re­ally happy to play at Dor­rien Gar­dens which is another great ground.”

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