Glory shows Heart to record first win

JAMIE Maclaren's first goal in Australia's top competition allowed the Glory to triumph 1-0 over the Melbourne Heart at nib Stadium yesterday.

Maclaren scored in the 50th minute, chasing down a loose ball, before firing it past Heart goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne on his second attempt.

He dedicated the goal to his sister afterwards, who was celebrating her birthday.

The 20-year-old was a standout for the Perth club in the pre-season, scoring six goals in five games.

He appears to hold little fear despite this being his debut season in the A-League.

The youngster believes he can score 10 goals this season and predicted the Glory could win the competition.

The Heart refused to lie down after Maclaren's goal though, and pushed the hosts until the final moments.

Andrea Migliorini played a good ball into Mate Dugandzic with two minutes remaining, with the striker looking likely to score, but the play was expertly defended by Steve Pantelidis.

Then with five seconds left, David Williams fired a rocket-like shot at goal, but Glory goalkeeper Danny Vukovic pulled off a tremendous athletic save with Perth able to hold on for its first win of the season.

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