Heagney keeps Bayswater flying in NPL
Heagney keeps Bayswater flying in NPL

UPDATE: In Sunday’s National Premier Leagues WA game, Balcatta moved into second place on the table after a 3-1 win against Perth Glory at Intiga Stadium.

The game turned on 49 minutes when Glory midfielder Blamo Qua Qua was went off, and 60 seconds later Gustavo Catarcione put the visitors ahead.

Their lead last only four minutes, when 10-man Glory levelled through Joe Knowles.

But late goals to Benny Kouakou and Brazilian striker Catarcione gave them the points.

On Saturday, Bayswater City continued their perfect start to the first NPL campaign with a 3-1 win against Floreat Athena at the E&D Litis Stadium.

Former Floreat striker David Heagney scored one and had a hand in another, as they moved further away from the chasing pack on the table.

Sahr Musa gave the visitors the lead on 37 minutes, racing onto Todd Howarth’s through ball before rounding Floreat keeper Tom Dixon and firing home.

Heagney doubled their advantage in first-half stoppage time when the English striker raced clear from Brian Farrell’s pass and finished clinically past Dixon.

Floreat striker Jamie Eames pulled a goal back 10 minutes into the second half, firing low past Devon Spence after a good ball from Ludovic Boi. But an own goal from Floreat defender Blair Govan, from a Heagney header, wrapped up the points.

“I was really pleased with the lads today, we have had a little dip in form in recent weeks but today we were back to our best,” Bayswater coach Chris Coyne said.

“It’s nice both my strikers scored today. I’m pleased for David (Heagney), who copped a bit of stick for leaving Floreat, but that’s football.

“Sahr (Musa) is a great talent and he is still learning his trade in senior football after coming out of the NTC program, so for both to get on the score sheet is really pleasing.”

It was a game of two penalties at Percy Doyle Reserve, where Sorrento lost ground on the leaders following a 1-1 draw against Armadale.

Dannie Richman put the visitors in front after 55 minutes, and they had the opportunity to double their lead moments later but Raveshlan Kuppusamy saw his penalty well saved by Sorrento keeper Curtis Aspden.

It still looked like the Reds were going to end their seven-game losing streak, but in the final minute Sean Canham was brought down in the area by Armadale keeper Matthew Gould and referee Matt Southern pointed to the spot.

Reece Vittiglia scored from the penalty to earn Sorrento a point.

Perth SC also left it late to earn a 1-0 win against Subiaco AFC at the WA Athletics Stadium.

It looked like the home side had won only their second point of the season but Clark Keltie popped up in the 90th minute to give Perth the three points.

Stirling Lions came from behind to beat ECU Joondalup 3-1 at Macedonia Park.

Ryan Townsend headed the visitors in front on the half hour, but Howard Neighbour levelled on the stroke of half-time.

David Micevski scored in the first minute of the second half, before Neighbour added his second moments later, the win moving the Lions above ECU on the top.

Inglewood United were left frustrated after a 0-0 draw against 10-man Cockburn City at Dalmatinac Park.

The home side were reduced to 10 men when Ross Diamond was given a straight red card after a foul on David Sesay after only 19 minutes.

The game saw very few chances throughout and Inglewood coach Graham Normanton was disappointed with his side's performance.

“It was disjointed and there was a lack of application, I don’t really know why they decided to play like that,” he said.

“I’m not stupid enough to think that we can play well every week, but the difference between our best performance and our worst can’t be a massive gap like it is at the moment.”

The West Australian

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