Floreat show character to go back to top
FLOREAT Athena have moved back to top of the National Premier Leagues WA ladder with a 3-2 victory over Perth SC at E&D Litis Stadium last weekend.
The win also earned Floreat the City of Vincent Cup, a new prize created by the clubs in recognition of their local rivalry.
Floreat led at half-time with an Adrian Madaschi own goal, but Perth hit back, with Niccolo Sabatini and Frank Furfaro on target.
The Azzurri couldn’t hold on, as goals to Floreat’s Kris Gate and Dean Evans in the last 10 minutes of play undid the away side.
Floreat coach Glen Grostate praised his team’s efforts.
“I thought we were good in the first half; we moved the ball well and did everything right,” he said. “We came out in the second half but we looked hesitant, and then they hit back.”
Evans, who was playing against his former club, said it was a hard-fought, comefrom-behind win.
“We’ve been in that position before this season but it was great character from the boys and a great result for the club,” he said.
In other round 16 results, Inglewood United crushed Subiaco 4-0 at Rosalie Park and Joondalup United fought back to beat Perth Glory 4-1 at Percy Doyle Reserve. Armadale disposed of Balcatta 4-1 at Grindleford Reserve and Bayswater City had a narrow 2-1 win at home to Cockburn City.