Cockburn draw level with Inglewood at last minute


Inglewood United tied 4-4 with Cockburn City on Saturday.
Inglewood United tied 4-4 with Cockburn City on Saturday.

INGLEWOOD United tied with Cockburn City on the weekend with a score of 4-4 at Dalmatinac Park on Saturday.

Cockburn’s Liam Murray scored the bulk of the team’s goals with a hat-trick.

Inglewood coach Taki Nicolaidis said he was disappointed with Cockburn’s late goal.

“The boys did really well in the first half and credit to Cockburn in the second half, they clawed their way back to 3-3,” he said.

“When we got our fourth goal I thought we had done enough to get the three points but Liam Murray just had one of those games today scored three great goals.

“We are very disappointed. Bayswater drew today and Stirling got beat so it was an opportunity for us to go a few more points clear but we just have to make sure that we keep winning.”

Inglewood’s Ash Rosindale scored the first goal of the match in just the eighth minute to put is team up 1-0, but Cockburn responded two minutes later when Aden Da Luz curled the ball into the top corner from just outside the box.

Rosindale scored again in the 12th minute when he passed the ball into an empty net.

Inglewood made it 3-1 in the 33rd minute, but Cockburn clawed a goal back in the 56th minute.

The home side equalised mid-way into the second half when Da Luz crossed to Murray who looped a header into the back of the net.

Inglewood scored their fourth in the 82nd minute when the ball fell to substitute Scott Witschge whose low shot from inside the box went in off a post.

It was not to be for Inglewood, however, as Cockburn drew level for the third time when the ball was given to Murray at the edge of the box.

Inglewood plays Stirling next weekend.