Knights keep up win­ning charge

Western Suburbs Weekly - - - with Daniel Body­coat

WESTERN Knights con­tin­ued their un­de­feated streak in round 20 of the State League di­vi­sion 1 com­pe­ti­tion, beat­ing UWA- Ned­lands FC 2-0.

It was a dom­i­nant per­for­mance but the score line did not ac­cu­rately re­flect the game.

The first chance of the game re­sulted in the first goal of the game.

Steve Pur­ton charged into the box early in the half.

His shot de­flected off the keeper straight into the path of Johny Mirco.

It was a sim­ple task for Mirco to tap the ball over the line.

Mo­ments later, a UWA player slipped and Jamie Ricks was pre­sented with miles of space.

How­ever, his de­ci­sion­mak­ing was slightly off as he opted to shoot rather than set Mirco up for a strike. Western Knights were get­ting a lot of joy down the left-hand side and dom­i­nat­ing all over the park, although they did strug­gle to put the fin­ish­ing touch on their at­tacks.

Paul Lloyd ab­so­lutely dom­i­nated through­out the first half. He con­tin­u­ally drib­bled past his de­fender and cre­ated nu­mer­ous op­por­tu­ni­ties at goal.

Tes­ta­ment to the Knights’ dom­i­nance was the fact that the ball rarely en­tered their de­fen­sive half.

Lloyd scored his wellde­served goal in the sec­ond half.

He spun and shot on the edge of the box be­fore the goal­keeper could even re­act.

The score would re­main 0- 2 for the rest of the game. The hor­ren­dous weather and rain forced the sup­port­ers to find shel­ter but the Knights’ play­ers bat­tled on.

They han­dled the con­di­tions far bet­ter than their op­po­nents.

The Knights will look to con­tinue this form and carry this mo­men­tum into the last two games of their sea­son.

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