Teams from the PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues WA battled it out in wet conditions on Saturday.
Defending champions Bayswater City proved they are still the team to beat after a 4-2 win over Stirling Lions at Macedonia Park.
The visitors snatched a two-goal lead through Devon Gibson and Gustavo Giron Marulanda in the first half, before Robert Petkov scored for the Lions in the 36th minute.
A second-half goal from Alex Wild and another from Marulanda in the 91st minute was enough for Bayswater to maintain their lead throughout, despite David Micevski’s 87th minute penalty conversion.
LINKS TO ALL MATCH REPORTS BELOW.
While Stirling were hoping to get revenge for their loss in the QBE Night Series final, Bayswater had other plans and coach Chris Coyne thought they could have been four or five goals up in the first half hour.
“We made it hard for ourselves at times today because we didn’t do what we worked on all week,” he said.
“We’re not playing at 100 percent yet but we are still picking up points so we need to keep working hard and just polish and refine it.”
Inglewood United’s in-form striker Brian Woodall is stamping his mark on the league after scoring a double in their 4-2 win against Balcatta at Grindleford Reserve.
ECU Joondalup opened up their PS4 NPLWA account with a hard-fought 2-0 win against Armadale.
It was a night for goalkeepers – despite the poor conditions – as Floreat Athena’s Jason Saldaris and Sorrento’s James Morgan kept clean sheets at Litis Stadium.
Perth Glory and Cockburn City both had chances but were unable to score in a scrappy goalless draw at Ashfield Arena.
Subiaco showed signs of improvement after a heavy round defeat, despite a 2-0 loss to Perth SC at Dorrien Gardens.
Click on the links below for a match report on each game:Bayswater City 4-2 Stirling Lions