McGarry stars against his former club

McGarry stars against his former club

Posted on August 12, 2016 in 'News'

Steven McGarry was outstanding for the Jacks in their PS4 National Premier League WA win against Perth Glory last week, and the former Glory midfielder was the deserved winner of the Credentia Construction Man of the Match.

The Scottish midfielder worked tirelessly for 90 minutes, and he said it was tough game, but they got the points. “It was a brilliant three points in the end, and that’s what we’ve spoke about over the last few weeks, three points are a must, and yes we need to improve certain aspects of our game, but at the end of the day we got the win,” he said.

“We have high expectations on ourselves and would like to play champagne football every game, but at this time of the season results count, especially if we want to get in that top four.”

McGarry, who played over 100 games for the A-League side, said he was impressed with the Glory on the day. “Credit where credits due I thought the Glory lads were fantastic today,” he said. “They knocked the ball around really well, and caused us endless amount of problems, but we defended magnificently, scrambled when we had too, and when Goggsie needed to dig us out of hole he won us a penalty and put it away.”

“We had some good periods in the match, but we couldn’t get a hold of the game, and we never really created a lot of chances, while the last few weeks we’ve created heaps, but like I said three points are vital, and some times this season we haven’t had that lucky break in games, today we did, and to be fair it could have gone either way, but we dug deep and it’s really pleasing to win it.”

McGarry said the Glory line-up different and it took a while for their adjustment to kick in. “They went with a 4,3,3, and it was a change from the diamond they have played all year, and it gave us a few problems. We wanted to get our wider players more involved and they suffocated the middle of the park, which meant Goggsie didn’t much of the ball and he was coming back to get possession at times,” he explained.

“We had a couple of half chances in the first half but they made it tough, they have come on leaps and bounds over this season, and they best Perth SC last week, and we knew it would be difficult and we warned the lads all week at training, so at the end of the day it’s nice to get the three points, keep another clean sheet and keep climbing that ladder.”