Five second-half goals helped Floreat Athena romp to a 7-2 win at ECU Joondalup in their PlayStation 4 NPL WA Round 17 clash on Saturday.
The score could have been more lopsided if not for ECU keeper Jamie Serra, who pulled off a string of remarkable saves in the first half to deny a prolific Floreat attack.
Athena boss Glenn Grostate was impressed by what could have been an even greater win for his side.
“It was really weird; we had probably six or seven shots on goal and he made about five outstanding saves,” Grostate said of Serra’s early heroics.
Floreat had five different goal-scorers, despite their season’s leader Ludovic Boi failing to improve his tally.
“Jack Allen and Steve Burton weren’t playing today, so that’s more firepower that was missing,” Grostate said.
“Now we’re starting to turn teams over…Bayswater had to score a late winner to beat these guys (ECU).”
In other Round 17 results, Perth SC consolidated third spot on the PS4 National Premier Leagues WA table with a 2-0 victory against Sorrento at Dorrien Gardens on Friday night.
Subiaco recovered from an early deficit to hand Armadale a 4-2 defeat at Alfred Skeet Reserve.
Stirling Lions’ teenage keeper Joel Driscoll was their hero as they drew 2-2 against Cockburn City at Dalmatinac Park.
Top scorer Gustavo Giron Marulanda bagged a brace as Bayswater beat Balcatta 4-1 in a testy contest that saw both coaches sent to the stands at Frank Drago Reserve.
And, Inglewood United left it late to claim all three points as they defeated Perth Glory 2-1 at Inglewood Stadium.