Derby day delight for Perth

First half goals to Dean Evans and Ashley Rosindale gave Perth a 2-0 win over Balcatta in a fiery PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues WA Round 5 clash.

It meant David Cyrus had a winning start to life at Perth having transferred from Balcatta during the week, and the Grenada international was pleased with the win first up.

“It was great to play with the new guys for the first time and keep a clean sheet,” he said.

There was a lot at stake for both clubs as Balcatta and Perth were third and fourth in the league respectively ahead of this game.

Perth went ahead in the eighth minute when a deflected volley from Evans left Balcatta goalkeeper Clint Davies stranded.

A fiercely contested game, which featured nine yellow cards, then threatened to boil over as Patrick Sara picked up an injury, before Perth doubled their lead five minutes before the break.

In other matches, Gustavo Giron Maralunda announced his return to the goal-scoring chart with a brilliant hat-trick as Bayswater routed Cockburn 4-0 at Dalmatinac Park.

Substitute Phil Arnold rounded off a resounding away performance from Chris Coyne's side with little over five minutes to play.

Stirling Lions moved up to fourth place on the ladder after a comfortable 3-0 win against Armadale at Alfred Skeet Reserve.  

Floreat Athena remain tied at the top with Bayswater after a 2-1 win over Subiaco at E&D Litis Stadium.

And Jon Higgins’ first half strike gave ECU Joondalup a 1-0 win over Perth Glory Youth at the ECU Football Stadium.

Click here for match reports from all of the Round 5 encounters.