There were goals galore in this week’s National Premier League WA games over the weekend, the stand-out being the 5-5 draw between Perth Glory and Cockburn City at Intiga Stadium.
The visitors raced to a 2-0 lead after only half-an-hour, with Feisal Zaw and Julian Teles on target. But Jamie Maclaren and Rocco Pizzata sent the sides in level at the break.
The Glory youngsters stunned Cockburn after the break and goals to Blamo Qua Qua and Harry O’Brien putting them in control, and although Jackson Turner pulled one back for Cockburn, Maclaren’s second of the day seemed to have won it for the young Glory side.
But two late goals from Papa Kpater and Alan Carroll gave Cockburn a share of the spoils.
“When we got to 5-3 we stopped still and Cockburn came right over the top of us and probably looked more likely to score their sixth,” Glory coach Scott Miller said.
“Again, every week we are going to be challenged by big bodies, but we’ve got to learn now, it’s a man’s game and you’ve got to be able to hold leads.”
Inglewood thrashed 10-man Armadale 6-1 at Alfred Skeet Reserve.
Ryan Clarke gave Inglewood the lead on the stroke of half-time, but just after the break Armadale striker Faustinho Machochi was sent off.
That didn’t deter the home side and Nicolas Tatasciore levelled on the hour. From then on it was one-way traffic with Clarke, Ryan Francis, Henock Butshire, Greg Sharland and John Stripe giving Inglewood their first win in the NPL.
In other games on Saturday, Bayswater City continue to lead the NPL table after a 2-0 win against ECU Joondalup at Frank Drago Reserve. David Heagney and Declan Hargreaves were on target in the first half for Chris Coyne’s side.
Perth SC won the "Italian derby" against Balcatta 2-1 at Grindleford Reserve. Aiden De Luz gave Perth the lead at half-time, before substitute Mark Pritchard doubled their advantage with seven minutes remaining. Balcatta’s Benny Kouakou scored a late consolation goal for the home side.
A Jamie Eames penalty five minutes from time gave Floreat Athena a 1-0 win against Subiaco AFC at the E&D Litis Stadium.
On Friday night Sorrento and Stirling Lions shared the points in a 2-2 draw at Percy Doyle Reserve. Sorrento skipper Todd Harnwell had scored twice to give the home side the lead, but a double from English striker Howard Neighbour earned the visitors a point.