We ventured up to the home of Gwelup Croatia today to see if Rockingham City could capitalise on last weeks win and keep the momentum going.
Things started off well for Rocky and early on, it looked like the game plan was to soak up as much pressure as possible and play on the counter attack.
Just when it looked like Gwelup were getting frustrated, Hasani Sinclair opened the scoring for the home team on 22 minutes. While everyone was talking about the goal, Rocky kicked off and immediately lost possession. This allowed Gwelup to break and Shubham Mokala hit a powerful shot to make it 2-0. Gwelup continued to pile on the pressure and should have increased the scoring but for some excellent saves from Cyril Sharrock in the Rocky goal.
The second half continued in the same vain as the first, with Gwelup attacking and Sharrock pulling off more and more top quality saves, but there was nothing he could do about the third goal, A break down the right and an unmarked Mitchell Oxborrow tapped the ball home from close range.
The game then was just meandering along with Gwelup even taking the opportunity to substitute their goalkeeper and the final play of the game lead to Jon Stynes scoring in the last minute to make the final score Gwelup Croatia 4 Rockingham City 0. The best Rockingham player was Cyril Sharrock in goal who kept the score line down to only 4.
This defeat now leaves Rockingham in 11th place on the ladder.
In todays other game, Mandurah City came down to earth with a bump from last weeks night series victory. 3 goals in the first half meant Stirling Macedonia surged into a thee goal lead and despite the Dolphins scoring in the 69th minute, Stirling added a 4th and 5th. Two late goals for Mandurah made for an exciting finish but it was all too much to late as the final score ended Stirling Macedonia 5 Mandurah City 3