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

Result: Sydney FC set for A-League finals

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.

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