CANNING City Soccer Club went down 3-1 to UWA-Nedlands on Saturday at UWA Sports Complex.
The first half followed the recent trend from the first four games, with Canning out fast and strong playing some good football and looking like scoring first.
Laurence Cheyne found some space wide and whipped in a ball but nobody could get on the end of it.
UWA-Nedlands received the ball and went on the counter, getting a goal through striker Alex Kretowicz to go up 1-0 halfway through the first half.
Canning pressured UWA with attack after attack in response, but went to half time 1-0 down.
Canning started the second half stronger, however UWA again found the net first.
Robbie Black scored a spectacular fashion free kick into the top right corner leaving Canning keeper Luke Stonebridge helpless.
UWA was again on the front foot but with that came a step up from the Canning back three, all putting in spectacular tackles and pinpoint interceptions to ensure the away side did not go three goals behind.
Thanks to their efforts, Canning won the ball and seized the chance to open play.
The ball went over the top of the UWA defence and was collected by a Joshua Marrochi, who passed the ball straight to Roberts, who made no mistake as he beat the keeper at his near post halving the deficit.
The home side collected itself and played some nice passing football, and shortly after broke down the wing, where Nathan Hubbard bought down the UWA winger to prevent a goal.
However, in doing so he received a yellow card and gifted UWA a free kick in a dangerous goal scoring position.
Black whipped the ball into the box and after a series of bizarre deflections, the ball was finally bundled home to increase the home side’s lead.
Canning put on the pressure and controlled the game for the remainder, mounting a barrage of attacks to no avail.