Round 26’s blockbuster between Sydney FC and Perth Glory has been moved from the SCG to Netstrata Jubilee Stadium following the weekend’s pitch controversy. The match will be played on Thursday April 18 at the Kogarah venue after Melbourne Victory midfielder Terry Antonis suffered a knee injury on the centre wicket area at the SCG during the match against the Sky Blues. “We acknowledge that the playing surface was, and would be, playable and safe for Hyundai A-League football as verified by two independent expert reports,” FFA Head of Leagues Greg O’Rourke said. “The SCG’s wicket block, though, compromises the uniformity of the field for football in particular. “Following discussions with all stakeholders, we have taken the proactive decision to move the remaining Sydney FC match at the SCG to Netstrata Jubilee Stadium. “We appreciate all the work that the SCG trust has undertaken to accommodate an unprecedented amount of activity on the SCG in recent months and we will continue to work with them in regards to venue usage in the future.”

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