INGLEWOOD United went three points clear at the top of the National Premier Leagues WA table with a 2-1 win over neighbouring Bayswater City at Inglewood Stadium on Saturday.
The result sees Inglewood retain a 100 per cent winning record against the reigning champions in all competitions this year.
Inglewood’s Taki Nicolaidis brushed aside suggestions he holds the secret formula to defeating Bayswater, instead crediting a well-executed game plan.
“It is just perseverance I guess. And I think just belief in our playing group that you go out there with a plan and execute it well,” he said.
“Credit to all of them today, everyone played their part and the result was outstanding.”
Bayswater’s Chris Coyne said it was a game of chances and rued his side’s inability to score when it mattered.
“I think we probably had 70 per cent possession there and once again we’ve come off and we can’t score,” he said.
“Credit to Inglewood today, they’ve had chances and they’ve taken them. They’ve gone three points clear at the top and it’s now theirs to lose.”
Stirling Lions boosted its top four aspirations with an emphatic 3-0 home win over Cockburn City at Macedonia Park.
An early strike from Gomo Dukuly proved to be the difference as Balcatta defeated Armadale 1-0 match at Alfred Skeet Reserve.
Floreat Athena stamped its authority with a comprehensive 4-0 win over Subiaco at Rosalie Park.
Perth Glory’s new recruit goalkeeper Nick Feely was vital in its narrow 1-0 victory over Sorrento at Percy Doyle Reserve, while Perth SC and ECU Joondalup fought out a scoreless draw at Dorrien Gardens.
Round 15 results:
Inglewood United 2-1 Bayswater City
Stirling Lions 3-0 Cockburn City
Armadale 0-1 Balcatta
Subiaco 0-4 Floreat Athena
Sorrento 0-1 Perth Glory
Perth SC 0-0 ECU Joondalup