Goal in in­jury time sinks City

Cockburn Gazette - - SPORT -

AN in­jury time goal to Joon­dalup United put a damp­ener on Cock­burn City’s run to a fourth win in the Na­tional Premier Leagues WA.

It was all Cock­burn in the first half, Gian Al­bano putting them 1-0 up af­ter just eight min­utes be­fore Harry O’Brien made it 2-0 just be­fore the half-time break.

The com­pe­ti­tion new­com­ers fought back in the sec­ond half though, Joon­dalup man­ag­ing to find the back of the net in the 52nd minute and again in the sec­ond minute of over­time, en­sur­ing a 2-2 draw.

Cock­burn City coach Scott Miller said he had few com­plaints, de­spite the last-minute draw.

“Re­ally dis­ap­pointed with that sec­ond half ef­fort, we stole a point to­day,” he said.

“First-half we bossed them, sec­ond­half they bossed us and to be hon­est they’re un­lucky not to sneak a win.”

Yel­low cards to Cock­burn’s David Araya, Liam Mur­ray and Calvin Whit­ney com­pounded the dis­ap­point­ing re­sult.

De­spite the re­sult, Cock­burn City re­main fourth on the Na­tional Premier Leagues WA lad­der af­ter six rounds, three points be­hind lad­der­lead­ers Sor­rento.

Cock­burn City will host ECU Joon­dalup at Dal­matinac Park from 3pm on April 1.

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