Arch rivals Sorrento and ECU Joondalup in good shape for match

ECU’s Jon Higgins celebrates a goal.
ECU’s Jon Higgins celebrates a goal.

And it could be one of the hottest contests seen between the sides in recent years, with both teams having made a solid start to the season. ECU continued its unbeaten run, while Sorrento suffered its first loss in round three last weekend.

The Jacks were in a winning position by half time in their 4-1 away victory over Floreat Athena, having scored three goals in the first 25 minutes. Jon Stynes kicked the side’s fourth within seven minutes of the second half to seal the match.

Floreat scored a consolation penalty at the 90-minute mark.

ECU coach Dale McCulloch told NPL WA media he did not want the side to get ahead of itself after an unbeaten start to the season.

In Sorrento’s home clash with Perth, the Gulls came within a goal at the 67-minute mark but could not find an equaliser in their 3-5 loss.

It summed up Sorrento’s afternoon, with the side coming within a goal at three stages throughout the game, only for Perth to score the next.