Knights fail to push advantage

However, it was not to be, with the teams level 2-2 at full-time.

Steve Purton and Paul Lloyd flourished on the wings for Western Knights in the first half and their dominant play created many of the Knights’ best opportunities.

Against the flow of play, Wanneroo sent a long ball deep into the Western Knights box and with all the players caught on their heels, the ball smacked against the post and fell to a Wanneroo striker’s foot.

He delicately manoeuvred around a defender and placed it past the Knights ‘keeper.

A wayward backwards pass from the Knights midfield gave Wanneroo a two-goal lead. The pass was intercepted and then rolled across the six-yard box before being tapped in.

The frustration experienced due to the Western Knights’ first half was eased as a corner was flicked on at the near post and then poked through by Jonny Mirco.

In the closing minutes of the half, a dazzling run from Steve Purton was stopped by a crude challenge, but the Knights still had a chance to equalise from the free kick.

Paul Lloyd took the kick from around 30 yards and the ball rocketed into the bottom corner.

The game ended in a disappointing draw, but the Knights will know that they have to improve in the future to grab all three points.