League leaders Bayswater City blew away Sorrento with an emphatic 5-0 rout in wet and windy conditions at Frank Drago Reserve in Round 7 of PlayStation NPL WA.
Danny Dixon and David Heagney helped themselves to two goals apiece after Brian Farrell had opened the scoring as City made light work of a visiting side struggling to find any consistency so far this season.
Bayswater coach Chris Coyne acknowledged his side scored at the right times, as Dixon made it 2-0 right before the break, and then Heagney add the third six minutes after the re-start.
"I think first half was an even contest, we changed from a diamond to three in midfield for the second half and I think we dominated and we could even have had a couple more,” he said.
Coyne admitted that the course of the game could have changed had Jason Mirco netted just minutes before Farrell's opener, but stopper Devon Spence stood tall to push out the close-range header.
"Goals change games, it could have been a different story but that's why you have a good goalkeeper. Apart from that though he hasn't had a lot to do," he added.
Sorrento coach Jamie Harnwell was disappointed his side could not continue their recent improved form.
"We didn't turn up today. Bayswater dominated in every department and deserved to win quite comfortably,” he said.
"If we'd scored early it might have made a bit of a difference and given the boys a boost, but that's been a challenge this season - putting the ball in the net.
"There's no point ranting and raving. I've asked them to have a look at themselves and to make sure this doesn't happen again this season."
In other results, Ambrogio and Coelho helped Perth keep pace in the top four with a 2-1 victory over Perth Glory at Dorrien Gardens.
Cockburn City kick-started their season with a 3-1 win against Balcatta at Dalmatinac Park.
A brave and youthful Subiaco side were left devastated as an own-goal in stoppage time allowed Stirling Lions to snatch a 3-2 win.
Ludovic Boi’s great form continued as he netted a brace in Floreat Athena’s 3-1 victory against Inglewood United, while new coach Paul Price said their 2-2 draw against ECU Joondalup was a promising start.