Glory youngsters throw away NPL win
Glory youngsters throw away NPL win

Floreat Athena moved up to fifth place on the National Premier Leagues WA table after a 3-1 win against Armadale at Litis Stadium today.

Jamie Eames put the home side in front from the penalty spot on the half hour, but John Thornley also converted from the spot on the stoke of half-time to level for the visitors.

The home side regained the lead three minutes into the second half when Jack Allen fired home after good work on the left by Eames, but the points were made safe on 82 minutes, Bobby Wilson heading home Ludovic Boi's corner.

Perth Glory’s recent good form in the NPL came to an end after they were beaten 3-2 by Sorrento on Saturday afternoon at Intiga Stadium.

The Glory youngsters had raced to a two-goal lead, Jamie Maclaren scoring his ninth goal of the season from the penalty spot in the 12th minute and Riley Woodcock added a second before half time.

But three minutes after the break, Todd Harnwell scored for the Gulls before a brace from Reece Vittiglia put the visitors in control.

The game threatened to turn sour for Sorrento after when James Morgan was sent off on 66 minutes, but Glory couldn’t take advantage of the numerical advantage.

“I was delighted with the attitude and commitment of the players,” Sorrento coach Jamie Harnwell said. “To go 2-0 down against a team containing eight A-league players and come back to win is a huge win, and gives us a lot of confidence moving forward.”

Bayswater continue to lead the NPL, after their own come-from-behind 4-2 win against Cockburn City at Dalmatinac Park.

Liam Murray put the hosts in front after only three minutes. But doubles from Adrian Caceres and David Heagney either side of half time gave Bayswater the points.


Perth continued their good start to the season after a scintillating performance in their 4-0 win against ECU Joondalup at the ECU Football Arena.

Mark Pritchard and Aden Da Luz each scored a brace. “We would have liked to have scored earlier on in the game than what we did today but it was good to get two goals before half time and then come out and consolidate our efforts in the second half,” Perth Coach Taki Nicolaidis.

“It was a complete 90 minute performance today, we kept possession and controlled the game – we never really looked to be under pressure.”

Inglewood United continued their improved form with a 4-2 win against Stirling Lions at Macedonia Park.

David Sesay gave the visitors the lead, but Hayden Doyle levelled on the half-hour. Abdul Sesay and skipper Andrija Jukic put Inglewood in control, David Micevski pulled one back for the Lions before Shane Pickering late goal gave Inglewood the points.

A goal deep into stoppage time from defender Kieron Stallard gave Balcatta a 1-0 win against a gallant Subiaco at Grindleford Reserve.

The visitors were reduced to 10 men on 70 minutes when George Tchami was sent off, but they couldn’t hold on for a point.

The West Australian

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