Apr 13, 2014 at 8.07am UK at ​Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney
Sydney FCSydney FC
2-1
Perth GloryPerth Glory
Antonis (38'), Garcia (93')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Griffiths (45')
Burns (30')

Result: Sydney FC set for A-League finals

Richard Garcia of Sydney celebrates after Joel Chianese of Sydney scored a goal during the round 25 A-League match between Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC at AAMI Park on March 29, 2014
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Sydney FC qualify for the A-League finals by beating Perth Glory 2-1 at home.

Sydney FC have qualified for the A-League finals by beating Perth Glory 2-1 at home.

Frank Farina's men secured the point necessary to seal their progress to the latter stages, as Terry Antonis's first-half strike was canceled out by Rostyn Griffiths, before Richard Garcia struck the winner with seconds remaining.

The Sky Blues, who needed to avoid defeat by a margin of two goals or more, took a big step toward the finals on 37 minutes through Antonis.

The Australia international ran on to captain Alessandro Del Piero's layoff before firing a low first-time shot beyond Jack Duncan from 25 yards.

It was not enough to secure a half-time lead, though, as the visitors hit back moments before the break through Griffiths, who capitalised on a hashed punch-out from goalkeeper Vedran Janjetovic to tap home at the back post.

With a place in the finals beckoning for Farina's men, Garcia made sure of the passage in the closing stages by scoring beyond Duncan.

James Troisi of the Victory celebrates with team mates after scoring during the round 18 A-League match between the Central Coast Mariners and the Melbourne Victory at Bluetongue Stadium on February 8, 2014
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