But co-district team ECU Joondalup was unable to upset the Stirling Lions, falling to the second-placed side 1-3 at Macedonia Park.
In Balcatta, the Gulls were left gobsmacked when forward Todd Harnwell was given two yellow cards within four minutes in the second half.
Coach Paul Price had idea why the stalwart was sent off.
‘I didn’t know what he got sent off for but obviously it’s disappointing,’ he said.
‘The first one, Toddy got himself booked for dissent. The second one he was told he kicked the ball away, which I didn’t see. That is the third or fourth time this year we have gone down to 10 men and it makes it difficult.’
Despite playing one short, Sorrento held on to the one-goal lead it mustered at the 13-minute mark of the first half.
It was a different story for ECU Joondalup, which found itself in front of Stirling at the seven-minute mark but was unable to hold on to the lead.
The Lions levelled the score at 39 minutes, before dominating the second half.
Talented Stirling youngster Moses Kalau scored two goals in a performance that won him praise from ECU stand-in coach Syd Amphlett.
‘He was outstanding, it was impossible to keep him quiet,’ he said.
The Premier Division competition stands aside for State Cup matches this weekend.