PS4 NPL WA Round 19 Review

A Brian Woodall brace ensured Inglewood United remains at the top of the ladder after defeating Armadale 2-1 at Alfred Skeet Reserve.

Stirling no match for rampant Sorrento

Sorrento extended their winning streak with a dominant display to dump Stirling Lions 3-0 at Macedonia Park on Saturday.

With Ryan Pearson and Brad McDonald pulling the strings in midfield and Sean Canham in fine-form up-front, Sorrento never looked in any doubt of grabbing all three points and continuing where they left off last week following their surprise win at league-leaders Inglewood.

It took just ten minutes for Sorrento to open the scoring with Tim Hill capitalising on his side’s early pressure and pouncing on a loose ball to slot home from 6m.

Two minutes later it was 2-0 with Canham reacting quickest to a long ball over the Lion’s defence and keeping his composure to lob the stranded John Perkins in goal.

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O’Brien stars as Cockburn edge clear

Harry O’Brien scored twice as Cockburn City beat Subiaco 2-1 to move eight points clear of their rivals in the PS4 National Premier Leagues WA.

With a Westfield FFA Cup tie against Melbourne Knights this midweek, the visitors were stronger in the first half and deservedly led 1-0 at the break.

Subiaco played better in the second half and equalised through Owen Coates before O’Brien struck with six minutes left as the hosts remained at the foot of the table.

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Athena surge toward finish line

Floreat Athena have made their title aspirations clear with a 5-0 drubbing of Balcatta in Round 19 of the PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues WA at E&D Litis Stadium on Saturday.

The win comes on the back of a resolute performance against A-League outfit Melbourne City in the Westfield FFA Cup on Tuesday, and sees Athena climb to second on the league table.

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Woodall double keeps United top

The victory means that rivals Bayswater and Perth SC will have to wait at least another week for a chance to take the lead.

The away side opened the scoring in just the 6th minute when the ball was cut back to Woodall who played into an empty net.

Inglewood had an opportunity to double their lead when Mark Pritchard whipped a free kick into the box from the halfway line in the 27th minute.

A slight touch off the head of Adam Tong was enough to direct the ball towards goal but Armadale keeper Alec Radonich dived low to prevent his side from going 2-0 down.

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Smith spot on as ECU edge out a gallant Glory

A late penalty from Gordon Smith has given ECU Joondalup a hard fought 1-0 win against Perth Glory in Week 19 of the PS4 National Premier Leagues WA at ECU Football Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The Scottish striker’s 15th goal of the season gave the home side the points but the Glory had taken the honour. They dominated most of the game but couldn’t find the target, with keeper Lewis Italiano producing a couple of telling saves.

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Perth leave it late to claim derby win

Perth SC left it late to seal a well-deserved win over fierce rivals Bayswater City in yesterday’s PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues WA encounter at Dorrien Gardens on Sunday.

The win lifts Perth up to second with only two points separating them from leaders Inglewood who they face in Round 21 while all but ending Bayswater’s defence of the title.

After an initial feeling out period Bayswater settled the better of the two sides as Perth camped outside their penalty area with Gustavo Catarcione the focal point of their counter attacks.

Sudanese international Lawrence Shurama was a constant outlet for Bayswater with his pace an ever present threat but they failed to cause Nathan Diaz and Adrian Madaschi any real scares.

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