Bayswater City’s march to the PlayStation 4 NPL WA title continued on Sunday after a convincing 2-0 win against local rivals Perth SC at Frank Drago Reserve in Round 15.
First half goals to Gustavo Giron Marulanda and Todd Howarth put the home side in control, but even though Perth pressed in the second half, Bayswater held firm and ran out winners.
Bayswater coach Chris Coyne said they dictated terms for most of the game and he thought they should have won by a few more.
“Every time we went forward we looked dangerous, and we were slightly disappointed at the break we weren’t more in front,” he said.
“But we were creating chances, and if we weren’t creating them we would be more worried, the players are working really hard, and got their rewards today.”
Coyne said they let Perth have the ball in the second half and hit them on the counter attack.
“We sat off them in the second half and we knew we had their measure, and we had the artillery to catch them on the counter attack,” he said.
“I was confident they couldn’t hurt us, yes they had a couple of chances, but overall we dominated and thoroughly deserved the points.”
Bayswater skipper, and former Perth SC defender Trent Kay, also said they deserved the points.
“We dominated the first half and should have put the game to bed, but the post came to their rescue,” he said.
“These games are always one we look forward too, and both sets of supporters are passionate about their club, so we are happy to take the points.”
In other Round 15 results, Perth Glory Youth put on a gutsy performance to grind out a 3-0 win over Subiaco.
Balcatta inflicted a third straight defeat on Inglewood United with a 3-1 win at Grindleford Reserve.
An own goal sealed ECU Joondalup’s fate as Sorrento won the second northern rivalry clash 3-1 at ECU Football Stadium.
Cockburn City maintained fifth spot on the table after a 3-1 win against local rivals Armadale.
Ludovic Boi and Lewis McMahon both netted a brace as Floreat Athena came from two goals down to defeat Stirling Lions 4-2 at E&D Litis Stadium.