NPL WA: late penalty save hands Subiaco victory over Bayswater City

Todd Howarth. Picture: Sabata Creatives
Todd Howarth. Picture: Sabata Creatives

BAYSWATER City fell to Subiaco in a high-scoring affair at Rosalie Park at the weekend.

Subiaco player-manager Ian McMurray opened the scoring in the 13th minute before Bayswater’s Trent Kay equalised in the 36th minute with a header from a Todd Howarth free kick.

The celebrations were short lived as Jordan Candlish put Subiaco ahead one minute later.

Bayswater were awarded a penalty on the brink of half time, with David Heagney stepping up to the spot to level the scores.

Alex Randell scored the winning goal through a penalty in the 52nd minute, drilling a spot kick into the net.

Bayswater had a chance to share the points through an injury-time penalty decision for a handball, but Subiaco keeper Ryan Montgomery produced a brilliant diving save.

McMurray said the team worked collectively to get the result.

“It was the best performance I’ve been involved with since playing and coaching, you can’t fault the boys,” he said.

“We stayed switched on for the 90 minutes which we knew we had to do against a quality side like Bayswater.”

Bayswater coach Chris Coyne was disappointed with his side’s performance but commended Subiaco on their win.

“When you play like that you get what you deserve,” he said.

“All credit to Subiaco, I thought they were magnificent, they fought hard for each other.”

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