Goal in injury time sinks City
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.