CANNING City Soccer Club were defeated 6-4 by Fremantle on the weekend.
After just five minutes, Fremantle striker Danny Clapham converted with ease from a lovely cross.
On the eight-minute mark, Fremantle scored their second, when Alec Robinson side-footed the ball into the net.
Canning again countered, with a goal headed in by Roberts.
Finding their confidence, Canning’s second goal was scored by midfielder Ray Sireghar, making it 2-2.
Again on the counter, Fremantle’s Clapham scored his second goal.
Fremantle continued to push forward with some lovely passing and after a goalmouth scramble and with Canning’s defence found wanting, Fremantle’s Robinson slotted the ball at Stonebridge 4-2 .
The game settled and there were good chances for both sides. City scored again, but had their celebrations cut short when their goal was disallowed for offside. At half-time, the score was Fremantle City 4, Canning City 2.
Canning came out fighting in the second half with some confident play, but Fremantle were up to the challenge and it was Canning’s goalkeeper who kept them in the game, saving twice from point-blank range and with great reflexes.
Canning never gave up and Roberts was ever-present in the attacking play with Fremantle gaining a yellow in an attempt to stop Roberts in his tracks.
The game became less frenzied with equal play until a beautiful run by the home team’s number 9, Clapham who got past three or four Canning players to slot past Stonebridge and make it 6-2.
Roberts was responsible for Fremantle City’s next two goals to end the game as 6-4 victors.
Certainly a game of end-to-end play, but with Canning still searching for their first victory of the season.