Sorrento score big win with cup clash on horizon

Three moments of individual brilliance extended Sorrento’s unbeaten streak to ten matches after defeating Inglewood 3-0 at Percy Doyle Reserve in Round 16 of PlayStation 4 NPL WA.

Todd Harnwell scored the only first half goal, while Jack Eades converted a fantastic free kick in the 65th minute before Ryan Pearson rounded off the scoring in the 82nd minute.

Harnwell was delighted to have eased the pressure with the opening goal.

“We were under the pump a little bit so just to give us that breathing space with the opening goal was nice,” he said.

“And I don’t score too many goals like that so it was good.”

Assistant coach Steve Neville said it took Sorrento a while to find their feet in the game, but he was pleased with their clinical finishing.

“We have been trialing a few different formations to get ready for the Sydney (*Westfield FFA Cup at nib Stadium on August 5) game so it took us a little while to get used to the system.

“At the moment we are in a winning habit and we want to keep that going to the end of the season.”

But Neville was concerned with Jack Salter and Daryl Platten picking up potentially sidelining injuries.

“Fingers crossed they’ll be ok,” he said. “It’s a bad time to have players out injured.”

In other results, Gustavo Giron Marulanda bagged a hat-trick as Bayswater City squeezed out Cockburn City by the odd goal in seven, in a dramatic encounter at Frank Drago Reserve.

Second-placed Floreat Athena scored a 3-1 away win against Subiaco on Saturday, preventing league leaders Bayswater from disappearing over the horizon.

Tommy Amphlett hit a late equaliser to earn ECU Joondalup a 2-2 draw with Perth Glory at Inglewood Stadium.

A trio of brilliant first-half goals helped Perth SC cruise to a 3-1 victory over Balcatta at Dorrien Gardens.

Armadale coach Paul Price said pride and positions were the motivation to beat Stirling Lions 4-1 at Macedonia Park.