Soccer: Red card turns tide against Port Kennedy at North Perth

TEN-MAN Port Kennedy fell to a third successive defeat on Sunday, going down 3-0 at North Perth United.

There was nothing between the two sides in the opening stages but Oscar Thompson’s early red card for raising an arm swung the momentum towards the home side.

Port held firm to reach half-time with the score goalless but United’s pressure told in the second half as they made their extra man count.

Port battled hard to stay in the game but rarely threatened the home goalkeeper.

Alan Benson headed their best chance wide after a lovely passing move involving Alex Jones and Joe Crook.

Port reserves were thumped 12-1, the only bright spot being a debut goal for young striker Lachlan Wilkinson, who controlled the ball brilliantly on his chest before firing home.

On Sunday, Port host BB United at Koorana Reserve as they look for a return to winning ways.