Own goals seal Bayswater win

Two Sorrento own goals gave Bayswater City a 2-1 win as they continued their unfaltering march to the PlayStation 4 NPL WA title in blustery conditions at Percy Doyle Reserve.

Bayswater assistant coach Stewart Moses said his side showed grit in what was an open and attacking game despite the unfavourable weather.

“You take any goal, own goal or otherwise, and I think we’ll look back at this game as one that might win the championship for us,” he said.

“Every time we play Sorrento our style of game goes out the window and you roll up your sleeves and go into a battle with them – they’re a very hard team to break down.

“I thought the boys did very well, and I’m very pleased with them.”

Sorrento coach Jamie Harnwell felt his side deserved a better result from the match.

“I thought we should have won the game to be fair – we had the better opportunities and we had more of the ball,” he said.

“It’s pretty tough to take, but I’m proud of them after the performance on Wednesday (against Sydney FC in the FFA Cup), so you suck it up and you move on.”

In other results, Steve Sokol scored five goals in a remarkable individual performance as Balcatta thrashed Cockburn City 7-1 at Grindleford Reserve on Saturday.

ECU Joondalup bounced back from last week's home mauling to secure a welcome 3-1 win at Armadale.

Stirling Lions came from behind to seal a 1-1 draw with Subiaco in an evenly contested clash at Macedonia Park.

Steve Burton scored a goal in each half as Floreat Athena maintained their strangehold on second place with a 3-0 win over Inglewood United at E&D Litis Stadium on Sunday.

And, Perth SC vice captain Mark Pritchard bagged a brace in a 3-1 win over a youthful Perth Glory side at Inglewood Stadium.