NPL WA: Sorrento in strong position, ECU needs a win

And ECU Joondalup faces a crucial away game against Floreat Athena, the Jacks needing a win after losing to Stirling last weekend.

At Percy Doyle Reserve last Saturday, Sorrento paid tribute to two club identities in spirited fashion with a 2-1 win over the defending champions.

The club wore a Scottish-inspired strip for former player and manager Archie McLellan, who died last week. They also honoured former junior coach Toby Levy, who died of brain cancer.

The Gulls mounted a comeback after being 1-0 down at half time.

Jordan Dodd scored for the hosts in the 60th minute, before Ryan Pearson nailed the winner with just a minute of regular time remaining.

Sorrento captain Daryl Platten thought the victory was fitting.

_“It’s been a sad week for the club, and I know some of the guys have shed tears,” he said“Even though the first half was a bit poor I think the boys lifted to farewell a friend.”

At Macedonia Park, ECU Joondalup capitulated against Stirling, which handed the Jacks a 3-0 defeat.The visitors were only a goal down as the game reached the 80-minute mark, but conceded goals in the 81st and 83rd minutes.