KENNY Keogh scored twice to guide Inglewood United to a fifth successive National Premier Leagues WA victory on Saturday.
Inglewood’s Brian Woodall took his goal tally to five in as many games before substitute Ashley Rosindale rounded out the 4-2 score against Cockburn City, keeping Inglewood on top of the ladder.
It took only a minute for Inglewood to make their intentions clear with Woodall stinging the gloves of Luke Radonich.
The visiting goalkeeper was next called upon by Josh Pereira, whose long-range strike was pushed over the crossbar.
But the breakthrough came at the opposite end where Harry O’Brien threaded low past a diving Alex Dunn.
Inglewood responded by stepping up the tempo in an attempt to level the game before half time.
Keogh’s header seemed destined for the net but Radonich somehow managed to keep it out, and the defence blocked Woodall’s powerful shot from inside the penalty area.
The second half had barely started when Woodall drove down the right, evading a couple of challenges before delivering a low centre which Keogh turned in at close-range.
Inglewood was ahead five minutes later when Woodall glanced in Mark Pritchard’s cleverly clipped ball to the top of the six-yard box.
The hosts scored a third goal on the hour.
Cameron Edwards pulled a scrappy goal back to keep alive Cockburn’s hopes of salvaging their afternoon.
Adam Tong hit the crossbar and Woodall blasted high as Inglewood sought to restore their two-goal buffer.
Rosindale won possession just outside the area and rifled first time past Radonich.
Tim Robertson came close to adding further gloss to the score line by side footing into the base of the upright.