SOUTH West Phoenix produced a brilliant second half display to defeat Fremantle City 4-1 in State League Division 1 at Hilton Reserve on Saturday.
Following a goalless first half, Phoenix went ahead a minute into the second half when Jason Prosser put them in front following a pass from Andrew Maranta.
Jack Eade’s freekick on 58 minutes doubled Phoenix’s lead.
Fremantle were rocked and things worsened for Marc Anthony’s team when James McLearly made it 3-0 after he had left Sheldon Nogueria and Sean Browne in his wake.
Alec Robinson pulled a goal back for Fremantle with eight minutes left, through a well-placed header, but it was the Phoenix who had the last response when Michael Evans and Prosser combined to add a fourth goal in the win.
South West coach Tony Novello said: “The boys did a great job; I think all of them worked very hard. We were the better team; that’s the way football is.”
In contrast, Fremantle coach Anthony was harsh about his team’s performance.
“We were terrible, you’ve got to work hard to get results and we never worked hard enough,” he said.
“Credit to Phoenix, they thoroughly deserved their win, although we did not put them under much pressure.”
Next Saturday in round 4, Fremantle City takes on Mandurah City while South West Phoenix will battle it out with Dianella White Eagles.