Floreat Athena blew a chance to extend to four matches their winning start to the PS4 NPLWA season when Henry Durr scored in stoppage time for Perth Glory at Litis Stadium on ANZAC Day.
Athena had led through Lewis McMahon’s goal before Nick Talimdioski equalised for Glory. Bobby Wilson put Floreat in front again but Durr’s goal meant Floreat stayed second on the table behind leaders Bayswater City.
Glory coach John Gibson felt his side was deserving of the point.
“Obviously we knew what the challenge was for them tonight. If they won, they would go top of the table,” Gibson said.
“But I thought the boys were quality tonight. We competed really, really well and tested them.”
The night started with an ANZAC memorial service, as both teams joined the crowd in observing a pre-game minute’s silence on the pitch.
McMahon netted the opening goal eight minutes before half time when he tapped in from Kris Gate’s cross.
Glory equalised on 64 minutes though as Nick Talimdioski beat Dejan Aleksic to put the ball in the back of the net.
Bobby Wilson restored Floreat’s lead seven minutes later, but Durr scored superbly from outside the box with virtually the last kick of the game to deny the hosts.
Floreat Athena captain Ludovic Boi was disappointed that the team couldn’t hold on to claim all three points.
“I thought we controlled most of the game,” he said.
“We’re still undefeated this season. But I think most of the boys are (taking this game as a loss) because we should have won it.”
Click here for the match details.This was the only PS4 NPLWA match played on the ANZAC Day weekend.