A tighter effort in defence allowed Ellenbrook to keep a rare clean sheet while scoring from two set-pieces to run out 2-0 winners.
A bit more hunger at both ends of the field yielded results and it could be a starting point for the remainder of the season.
The Falcons men came into the second half of the season in a different position. They had won all eight games and clearly led the league ladder.
The men started their defence of top spot against Newman at Joondalup Saturday night.
Ellenbrook started strongly to score two goals in the first 10 minutes, which gave them a lot of confidence. From then on, the Falcons controlled the game but only managed to convert two more of their numerous chances.
Both teams have a bye next weekend and the men in particular will welcome it as they wait on the return from injury of several key players.