Semi-final loss ends Jacks’ cup aspirations

A win for the Jacks would have meant qualification for the inaugural FFA Cup round of 32 ” a national knockout tournament where State clubs are given the chance to take on the big guns of the A-League.

Stirling and Bayswater City, which defeated Subiaco 4-0 in the other semi, will be WA’s representatives in the competition starting July.

In National Premier Leagues WA soccer action, Sorrento caused an upset with a 1-0 win over undefeated Bayswater on Saturday.

Stalwart Todd Harnwell scored in the fourth minute of the match at Frank Drago Reserve, with the Gulls managing to hold on for victory.

Coach Jamie Harnwell joked his side had scored 85 minutes too early, but was pleased with the discipline it had shown in defence.

‘They threw everything at us. We still have work to do but it’s a step in the right direction,’ he told nplwa.com.au.

ECU Joondalup jumped back above Stirling to eighth place on the table after a 2-1 win against Subiaco at ECU Joondalup Football Stadium on Saturday. The Jacks scored three minutes in, then added a second at 76 minutes to break a 1-1 deadlock.

ECU faces Cockburn this weekend, while Sorrento takes on Balcatta.