Championship is Gulls goal

Sorrento keeper Curtis Aspden tussles with Bayswater defender Chris Saldaris. Picture: Peter Simcox
Sorrento keeper Curtis Aspden tussles with Bayswater defender Chris Saldaris. Picture: Peter Simcox

An away qualifying final win for the Gulls will earn them a major semi-final berth against league-leaders Stirling and a shot at a grand final spot.

A loss will have them take on the winner of this weekend’s elimination final between Cockburn City and Floreat Athena.

They head into Sunday’s clash with confidence, coming off a 1-0 victory against Bayswater in the final round last weekend.

Despite finishing below the side, Sorrento has not lost to it in two games this season, with a 4-1 triumph in round 11 their best effort.

The deadlock in last Saturday’s hard-fought match was broken at 65 minutes by seasoned Sorrento campaigner David Price.

Gulls keeper Curtis Aspden made a number of crucial saves to keep a clean sheet.

‘It was a massive graft for us today, they had a lot of possession, but we set our stall out and defended well,’ he told Football West news.

Cross-district side ECU Joondalup finished the season strongly with a 3-3 away draw against Inglewood United.

The Jacks looked in trouble at the foot of the table in round 18, but went unbeaten in their last seven games to finish three-places higher in eighth spot.