Trent Kay led from the front as Bayswater strengthened their position at the top of the PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues WA with a 2-1 away win against Balcatta.
The captain netted what proved to be a deserved winner on the stroke of halftime after Todd Howarth cancelled out Gustavo Catarcione’s early goal.
Both teams had opportunities to extend the scoreline but two goals was enough for Bayswater, who used the host’s early strike as a wake-up call, according to coach Chris Coyne.
“The early goal made us work hard to get back to the game,” he said.
“I think we could have had a bigger score line but we just could not convert out chances.”
Coyne praised the overall performance of his team, but insisted they could not rest on their laurels in the coming weeks.
“We are constantly trying to improve and ensure the players work hard for their spot in the starting 11,” he said.
“We focus on all components (at the club) and that includes the coaching staff, goalkeeper coaching as well the playing group.”
In other results, Armadale have earned their first point of the season after a goalless draw against 10-man Subiaco at Rosalie Park.
Ludovic Boi grabbed a stunning hat trick as Floreat Athena thumped ECU Joondalup 5-1 to keep pace with Bayswater at the top of the ladder.
Daniel Micevski scored a double as Stirling Lions defeated Cockburn City 4-0 in their round six clash at Macedonia Park.
Andreas Theodosiades struck in the 90th minute as Perth came from behind twice to rescue a 2-2 draw with Sorrento at Percy Doyle Reserve.
And, a moment of individual brilliance from Ryan Clarke proved the difference as Inglewood United beat Perth Glory Youth 2-1 at Inglewood Stadium.