Two weeks is a long time in football. Two weeks ago, Rockingham City lost at home to fellow strugglers Cockburn City, their coach left the club and it seemed relegation was certain.
Fast forward two weeks, a new coach, a new playing system and a new result. From the first minute, Rocky completely dominated the game against Armadale and it was no surprise when they eventually took the lead in the 32nd minute through Zaw.
The second half was no different to the first, with Rocky dominance. Harry Bolan’s far post header was goal bound but was very kindly helped in by the Armadale defender and a Van Dieken penalty made it three. By now, the travelling supporters, who had lots of Foo’s and Fhar’s amongst the cheering, had even more to celebrate as Zaw got his second of the game before Bolan made it 5 with an almost identical goal the the second, without the help of the Armadale defence.
With Balcatta losing, Rocky are now 5 points adrift but with performances like this, then there is still hope for them.
Meanwhile, in the state league, Mandurah City travelled to lowly Swan United in game they should have expected to win but in a scrappy game, to helped by a poor pitch, the Dolphins made the long journey home with nothing to show from their performance.