Luckily, this report has an easy place to start as we always like to see one of our teams in a cup final and next weekend, has Mandurah City in the final of the State League Night Series.
In their semi final, Mandurah didn’t get of to the best of starts, with Callum Mellowship opening the scoring for Western Knights before Joe O’Brien continued his fine scoring form with an equaliser 10 minutes before half time. Mandurah must have thought they had won the game when Murray Mackintosh made it 2-1 with 15 minutes to go, but a goal,in the 87th minute from Alexander Kretowicz made it 2-2 and straight to penalties.
Mandurah were perfect in their penalties and set up a final against Fremantle City next Saturday afternoon. This game kicks off at 5pm and is being played at Frank Drago Reserve, home of Bayswater City.
There was controversy in Saturday’s Amateur Night Series game between Kwinana United and Peel United. Peel played with 10 men with over a hour of the game still to play, but still managed to go into a 2-0 lead. Kwinana pulled one back but the controversy happened in the 4th minute of injury time, when the referee gave a free kick, just outside the box for a handball, which from my vantage point, seemed a little harsh and from the resulting feee kick, Kwinana scored and the game ended 2-2. In the other game from the day, Port Kennedy beat South West Phoenix 2-1.
There were plenty of goals in Sunday’s Women’s League Night Series games. In the early kick off, Port Kennedy beat Gosnells City 4-3 while later on, Mandurah City beat host side Armadale 5-0.