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Join the conversation Saturday from 10am by texting in your comments to This week, Sean Kelly and Don Evans are your hosts as the World cup kicks off and the whole planet becomes football crazy. Bayswater made it seven wins on the trot after a win against Stirling Lions last week, while Inglewood made it four games without defeat after a come-from-behind draw against Cockburn City.
The last time these two teams met at the venue was in Round One last season former City striker Alex Salmon came back to haunt his former club, scoring a late equaliser to give United a draw. It looked like Bayswater had the game under control racing to a two goal lead at half time, with goals from Todd Howarth and Andrija Jukic, but Luke Randazzo pulled one back and Salmon had the final say with six minutes remaining.
Bayswater assistant coach Alun Vernals, who travelled to watch his beloved Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League Final in Kiev last month, said the win against Stirling wasn't their best performance, but to win well, not playing your best, is a sign of a good team.
Made getting around everywhere very easy. It also gives us plenty to work on each week on the training pitch. You hate to single anyone out as they have all improved this year, but they still need to keep improving so they can force their way into the team every week. Jake Sardelic has come in and slotted in at left back, and Arran Maplestone has had to play right back in a number of games.
We have been very strong in the middle of the back four with Trent, Toddy and David Stokoe rarely having bad days at the office, while Devon between the sticks has again been outstanding when called upon.
Hopefully a big crowd will turn up. They are a good young mobile side, and it was a good game of football and although a point was not ideal we are comfortable with it. We know Andy will miss from time to time with A-league or travel commitments, so we have a clear understanding on what needs to be done in his absence and how to execute it and we have done what is expected of us.
Also having Alex Salmon back is also a huge boost due to his scoring consistency and smarts around the box when you have a goal a game striker it certainly helps.
I think many teams tend to sit off them and give them too much respect. The draw for Cockburn had them slip to third on the table, but skipper Euen Grant thought the result was a fair reflection of the game, and he has been pleased with some of the players who have come into the squad. Forrestfield won back-to-back games in the league for the first time this season, with a win against Sorrento last week, and the win moved them to seventh, their highest position so far this season.
Glory thrashed Joondalup United last week, which made it six games without defeat, and keeper Jackson Lee said it was a good performance, and another clean sheet. A brace from Dean Evans gave Floreat a big win at Balcatta, which made it back-to-back wins for Howard Tweets side, moving them two points clear of the drop zone. Meanwhile a double from Matt Milenkovic earned 'The Sky Blues' a big win against Armadale, and the midfielder said it was a well-deserved win. I think we deserved to come away with the win and the disappointment in the dressing room afterwards has only increased our desire to get one back over them this week.
We are playing with confidence and hopefully this will be reflected on the weekend. Both sides are coming off big losses last week, Armadale were beaten at Perth, and will be without Charlie Kenna and Billy Quinncroft for Saturday's game, as both were sent off in the defeat, while the Lions were beaten at Bayswater, and they will be without Darren O'Riordan, who was also sent off.
Lions defender Liam Henderson said they matched Bayswater for long period's last week but couldn't find a goal. United were heavily beaten by the Glory, and Coach Nick Jennings was critical of his players, and he will be looking for a response in this one. Subiaco on the other hand produced their best performance of the season to beat ECU, and keeper Ryan Montgomery said it was a huge result for the club.
Both sides are coming off disappointing defeats, Balcatta losing heavily at home, while Sorrento were beaten at Forrestfield. Midfielder Tim Hill said they had chances early in the game but failed to take them. Both sides are coming off different results, Ashfield were beaten a Mandurah, while UWA made it three games without defeat with a win at South West Phoenix.
The last time these sides met at the venue was in round fifteen last season with UWA running out winners. The only goal of the game came on hit on a quick counter attack, Conor Devlin and Patty Morrison combined to set up Alex Kretowicz to finish at the back post.
The rain and gusts coming across the park made it hard to get out of our half in the first half. After the break we had plenty of chances to equalise and even kill the game off but unfortunately failed to do so. After Mandurah took the lead minutes after we equalised was a kick in the teeth and never a nice feeling, especially knowing that Gwelup dropped points which would of given us an opportunity to close in on their lead, but as a team I think we truly understand now that anybody can beat anybody in this league and moving forward, we cannot underestimate any team in this league.
He is well aware of the good run UWA have been on, but they fancy their chances of taking the three points. The winger said Ashfield have a squad of experienced players, so they are expecting another tough test but they are ready for the challenge. The Phoenix were beaten at home by UWA, and sit second bottom of the table, with only two wins, and coach Tony Novello will be looking for an improvement this week.
Rockingham's fine form has seen them move to within four points of the leaders and James Harmer said the win at Gwelup was great team performance. Out of possession the Gaffa set us up in a particular way to prevent a strong Gwelup team getting hold of the game. Division one is a tough league, and anyone can beat anyone on their day so we know that we have to be ready for another strong team. Like we have been every game this season under Cam and Gaz we will be prepared in the best way possible and hope to continue on with what we feel can be a great season.
The home side were also beaten last week at the Knights, the result leaving them seventh on the table. Mandurah City won their first home game of the season against Ashfield last week, and this week they travel to Iluka Sports Park to take on Joondalup City, who were well beaten at Fremantle in round nine.
Fremantle got back to winning ways with a win against Joondalup last week, while the Eagles had the bye - Western Knights have the bye this week. United came from down to beat Gosnells City last week, while Olympic were held at home by Melville University Melville. But Kingsway levelled ten minutes later, a stunning long-range shot from Nathan Thorpe gave Alex Radonich no chance. Both sides had chances in a tight second half, but two minutes from time a free kick was driven deep into the box and headed across the box to Colli to head the winner.
Olympic striker Danny Hodgson has been on fire in front of goal, and he bagged the equaliser last week against MUM, and he said it was a hard fought game. But credit to Melville as they hit the bar and took the chance that they got. I think that was the only time they were in our penalty area in the full 90 minutes, but silly mistakes have happened a lot over the last few weeks.
Paul Dundo made some influential tactical changes and when we got the first one, it really felt like we could do it. To our credit, we never gave up which has been characteristic of our side this year. An incredibly exhilarating win in a great atmosphere down at Walter Padbury, and it was type of game that keeps you coming back. We have had no easy games. We have to be realistic and stay focused, taking things one week at a time.
Hopefully we will be able to get over the line for the Swan old boys, for those at Swan who off the field have been working so hard to get us back to where we belong, and for my teammates and coach who have worked hard on the training track all year and earned everything we have got this season to date.
Wanneroo produced their best performance of the season last week to beat Quinns, while Balga had to settle for a point at Shamrock, via a stoppage time goal. Balga Coach Aleks Vrteski said they had some good chances in the game to win it, including a penalty miss, but he said they never gave in and got their rewards late. With three wins and five draws from eight games is not a good enough return for the quality we possess. Quinns will be looking to bounce back from their first loss under new coach Ian Ferguson at Wanneroo last week, when they host bottom of the table Canning City at Gumblossom Park.
Curtin are coming off the bye last week, but before the bye they lost three games on the bounce and coach Campbell Ballantyne will be looking for and improvement from his side. Gosnells were beaten for the first time under new coach Brad Ruston by Swan last week, and will be looking to bounce back on Saturday, and Jordan Parfitt said it was a disappointing result.
Parfitt, who re-joined Gosnells from Floreat Athena last season, said with only one point separating the two side in the league a win on Saturday is important. Both sides are coming off big win last week North Perth beating Kingsley on the road, while the Jags easily beat Hamersley Rovers.
North Perth coach Alex Carter said the win at Kingsley was great and he's been really pleased how the side have turned the season around after a slow start.
I was happy with the boys even though we were not at our best in the first half, they still defended well not to let Hammers take the lead. I was happy with the overall performance of the team. Michael and Komi are our leading scorers, but every game the chemistry is getting better, and I look forward to them creating more chances. We know it will be a tough game as they are the current league leaders for a reason so we will have to be focus to get a positive result.
We also see there are on a good form winning their last five games, so it will be exciting game and we will go there as a team and play our football. The performance matched the result and we were poor in all areas. The penalty miss could have been a turning point as the score was only at the time but we equalized shortly after. If we had gone into the break up, it could well have been a different result.
The sending off was only a few minutes before full time with the score already so it didn't impact the result, the damage was already done. The coach will not accept the inconsistent performances that we've seen over the last two weeks and with strength and depth in the squad, there's competition for all positions. We expect the real Hamersley Rovers to turn out this Sunday and get the win. In the final game Leeming will be looking to keep the pressure on the leaders when they host Kwinana United at John Connell Reserve.
Leeming were held to a draw by UWA last week while Kwinana dropped to the foot of the table after their loss against Subiaco. The Perth-born defender, who first played football as a junior with Western Knights, has put pen to paper on a two-year deal after receiving interest from a number of clubs.
Mrcela, 27, says he is excited to be back in Perth and was quick to emphasise the influence of Tony Popovic in bringing him to the club. I can't wait to play in front of my friends and family here, hopefully, there will be a few members added to the club now. His physical presence and aerial prowess have had him on the cusp of Socceroos selection since Mrcela moved to Croatia as a child and spent eight years with RNK Split, graduating from the clubs' academy to captaining their youth team.
Newly appointed assistant coach Hayden Foxe is extremely pleased to have secured Mrcela's services. The Wanderers' campaign never really got going, with Tony Popovic departing for Turkey on the eve of the season and the club cycling through three coaches.
Western Sydney eventually finished seventh, missing the finals, and winning just eight of 27 matches. Risdon was a constant throughout, making 18 appearances at right back when not on international duties. He admits last season was a "rollercoaster" to deal with, but his focus now is purely on Russia and the Socceroos.
Coaches come and go everywhere all the time. But it was a rollercoaster for us, we'd win a couple of games and then we weren't consistent. It's been an up and down season, but a positive season for myself obviously where I've ended up now. The focus on this World Cup now is a dream come true.
I'm focusing on that at the moment. The Bunbury-born and raised right-back said he had planned for the eventuality with a forgiving partner that he might make the World Cup squad. I guess there's no better place to be - except for the honeymoon - than the World Cup. But my wife is fully supportive, she knew the sacrifice I was willing to make and she was as well. The pair go way back.