Sharks come back to bite Bears

Palm Beach Sharks overcame a 1-0 deficit to advance to the semi-finals of the PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues Finals Series with a 2-1 win over the Weston Workers Bears.

Palm Beach started the better of the two sides, and missed a golden chance to go ahead as Daniel Grzic headed over the bar from a metre out with an open goal looming after Chris Lucas beat Weston keeper James Wand.

Weston finally settled into the game, and in the twentieth minute Garry McDermott headed just wide of the right post. Eleven minutes later skipper Carl Thornton made no mistake, heading in a Nathan Morris free kick to send the Bears into half time with a 1-0 lead.

Ten minutes into the second half Palm Beach won themselves a penalty, and consequently a chance to get themselves back into the game. Chris Lucas stepped up and buried a strike into the bottom left hand corner, sending Wand the wrong way.

In the sixty-fifth minute Weston thought they had regained the lead, however Jack Boxell was all that stood between Jye Mckellar and the goal, clearing his shot off the line.

Eight minutes later Palm Beach struck the final blow, as Jarrod Kyle completed the matches scoring, firing a shot into the bottom left hand corner past a stranded Wand.

The win sees Palm Beach progress to the Semi Final, where they will take on Bonnyrigg White Eagles who defeated Cooma Tigers 6-1 earlier today.

PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues - 2014 Elimination Finals

Weston Workers  1 (Thornton 36')

Palm Beach Sharks 2 (Lucas 56', Kyle 73')

Rockwell Automation Park, Weston NSW

Image Courtesy of Grant Sproule