A LAST minute goal by Feisal Zaw earned Balcatta a 2-1 win over crosstown rivals Stirling Lions at Macedonia Park on Saturday.
The visitors recovered their form against a Stirling outfit who started proceedings on the back of a six-game winning streak.
Balcatta coach Marc Anthony was delighted with the result.
“It’s a tough place to come, they’ve been on fire recently, and we knew they would be a big threat,” he said.
“Credit to all the lads, we’re a very young playing group and we just kept going.”
Leaders Inglewood United continued an impressive start to their season with a 2-1 win over Subiaco at Rosalie Park.
Perth SC and Cockburn City shared the points after a 1-1 draw at a stormy Dorrien Gardens.
Bayswater City maintained the pressure on the league-leaders after a 1-0 win against a ten-men ECU Joondalup at ECU Football Stadium, while substitute Todd Harnwell scored a late winner in Sorrento’s 1-0 victory of Armadale at Alfred Skeet Reserve.
Round 9 results:
Stirling Lions 1-2 Balcatta
Subiaco 1-2 Inglewood United
Perth SC 1-1 Cockburn City
ECU Joondalup 0-1 Bayswater City
Armadale 0-1 Sorrento