Soccer: Melville City continues on merry run with 2-1 win over Morley Windmills

Soccer: Melville City continues on merry run with 2-1 win over Morley Windmills

MELVILLE City continued its excellent recent form, snatching a come-from-behind 2-1 win over Morley Windmills at John Connell Reserve on Saturday.

Despite falling behind early, a quick-fire double after half time gave Melville the lead, which it held despite an avalanche of Morley pressure.

The win makes it four from five for City, having now only lost once in the past eight games.

Morley got out of the blocks quickly and took the lead when Yves Mwila capitalised on a slip and fired past Daniel Agudelo in goals.

In response, Mark Lucas twice came close to drawing level, first seeing his free kick saved by Anthony Salpietro before his volley from the resulting corner flew just wide.

Simon El Chami nearly equalized when he won the ball high up the pitch, but Salpietro was on hand to make the save.

Morley thought it had doubled its lead when Sasa Slavujevic’s shot was parried into the path of Dave Houston, but the striker was ruled offside.

Kyle King missed a golden chance to make it 2-0 from close range, and his miss was punished immediately, when Shane Boyle’s centred header allowed Lucas to nod home.

Moments later, City’s two substitutes combined to give the home side the lead, George Festa playing through debutant Federico who calmly applied the finish.

A young Melville backline was faced with wave after wave of attack but stood strong, while Agudelo dealt with a barrage of crosses.

Houston had another great chance late but he could not hit the target from close range and Melville rode out the storm to claim victory.