Inglewood United moved outright top of the PlayStation 4 NPL WA after coming from behind to beat Cockburn City 4-2 at Inglewood Stadium on Saturday.
The hosts trailed at the break as Harry O’Brien netted for the visitors, but a stronger second half showing ensured United would register a fifth consecutive win in 2016.
Kenny Keogh scored twice either side of Brian Woodall’s header and Ash Rosindale wrapped up the points late on after Cameron Edwards briefly sparked Cockburn hopes.
Inglewood coach Taki Nicolaidis admitted that some stern words at half time provided the catalyst for the revival.
“The second half was a much better performance from us. We were slow out of the blocks and second to everything in the first half,” he said.
“Ball movement was slow, movement off the ball was negligent and I think the boys might have thought they could turn up and things would happen.
“They copped an earful at half time. We wanted to change the mindset because the first half didn’t even come close to a pass mark. It was a mental thing more than a tactical thing.”
Two late strikes gave Balcatta their first win of the season as they recorded a 2-0 victory against Subiaco at Rosalie Park.
Stirling Lions moved to fourth on the ladder after a 3-0 win against ECU Joondalup at Macedonia Park.
A goal from Armadale’s Jake Sardelic and Perth Glory’s Jackson Morgan was enough to keep the score level at Alfred Skeet Reserve.
Sorrento farewelled two beloved members of their community in emphatic fashion taking a 2-1 win over defending champions Bayswater City at Percy Doyle Reserve.
Perth Soccer Club were held to a 1-1 draw against Floreat Athena at Dorrien Gardens.
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