Soccer: Gutsy Bayswater City fight back to overcome Perth Glory in NPL clash

Bayswater City players celebrate a goal against Perth Glory.
Bayswater City players celebrate a goal against Perth Glory.

BAYSWATER City came back from 2-0 down at half-time to claim a 3-2 victory over Perth Glory at Ashfield Arena on Sunday in Round 23 of the PS4 National Premier League WA.

The win takes Bayswater to third place on the league table, where they sit one point behind leaders Inglewood United with three rounds remaining.

Perth Glory took the lead early through Brandon Wilson, before Michael Domfeh quickly added another goal that stunned Bayswater, who were favourites going into the match.

Bayswater came out firing in the second half and were level, thanks to goals from Luka Ninkovic and Todd Howarth, before Trent Kay’s powerful header completed the comeback in the 86th minute.

Bayswater coach Chris Coyne was delighted with the comeback and a victory that kept alive his side’s title ambitions.

“Their endeavour, their desire and the team spirit was fantastic,” he said.

“It’s up to us, we just have to keep winning games and focus on ourselves.”

Perth Glory coach John Gibson felt his team lost belief in the second half.

“The first half was really competitive, but I don’t think we believed we were good enough in the second half and that killed us,” he said.

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