Mandurah City’s Women’s State League side came across a red hot Armadale side on Side as the away side secured a 4-0 win. Armadale’s Angus scoring a hat trick in the process. In the Metro leagues, it was goals galore with our clubs. South Division 2 saw Warnbro Strikers beat Fremantle City 6-1, Port Kennedy beat Kelmscott Roos 8-0 while in the local derby, Baldivis Districts defeated Mandurah City 3-2. In South Division 3, Rockingham United were also involved in game of goals, but unfortunately, they went down 5-3 at home to Lynwood United.
The result of the Amateur League game between Hamersley Rovers and Baldivis Districts was unknown at the time of writing
Baldivis’ Metro side continued their 100% record to the season over the weekend with a hard fought 1-0 win at home to SDSA/TOKOSS. Morin again was on the score sheet as his side are now 5 points clear at the top of the table. In South division 1, honours were shared as Mandurah City drew 0-0 with AFC Rockingham while Port Kennedy hit 5 as they won away at Beeliar Spirit. Peel United went one better in South Division 2 winning 6-0 away at Victoria Park but it wasn’t a good day for Baldivis, losing 6-1 away at Sporting Warriors. Peel United’s day continued to be a good one as their South Division 3 side beat MUMFC 3-2 away from home, while in South Division 4, AFC Rockingham won 4-1 away at Beeliar Spirit but Murray District Rangers went down 7-2 away at Emerald.
Port Kennedy’s excellent start to the season in the Masters South Premier Division continued on Sunday with a good 3-2 win at home to Aubin Grove. Port Kennedy now sit in 3rd place in the ladder. The highest scorers of Sunday were Mandurah City in the South Division 2, who comprehensively beat South Perth United 6-2. AFC Rockingham didn’t fair as well, as they were beaten 4-1 at home against Shoalwater in the Masters Over 45’s South Division A, while in South Division B, Baldivis played out a very entertain game against Belmont Villa winning 5-3.
Peel United registered their first win of the season in Sunday’s Amateur Premier league with a comprehensive 5-0 win against Kelmscott Roos. Peel had a great start, being 2-0 up after only 3 minutes and never looked back as the visitors had no answer for Peel’s control of the game. with the win, Peel now sit very nicely in 6th place.
It was another 5 games in the Division 1 game between Port Kennedy and North Beach, but it was the visiting teams who came out winning 5-0. Port Kennedy dropped down to 9th in the table with this defeat. In Division 3, Baldivis had a good 3-1 win away at Northern City which pushed them up to 3rd in the table while in Division 4, Warnbro Strikers remain at the bottom of the table losing 4-1 at home to Wanneroo City.
For those wondering about Mandurah City in division 2, the result was unknown at the time of writing, perhaps someone could put the score in the comments section?
Rockingham City finally got their first win on the board on Saturday as they held on to beat Joondalup City 2-1 in the State League. Rockingham were completely dominant in the first half and went into the break 2-0 up and despite Joondalup getting a goal back with 30 minutes to go, City held on the their first win of the season and move them up to 10th in the table.
Meanwhile, Mandurah City’s goal scoring run continued on Saturday. After scoring 4 goals in the previous 3 games, the Dolphins went one better in beating Subiaco 5-2. The win now makes Mandurah the currently highest scorers in the league and pushed them up to 3rd position.
In the reserves competition, Rockingham drew 3-3 while Mandurah lost 4-1 and in the under 18’s Rockingham won 2-0 while Mandurah had 2 players sent off in the first half in their 8-0 loss.
The fixture computer hasn’t been too kind for supporters of either clubs this weekend as both teams are on their travels.
Mandurah City take the trip to Subiaco, hoping to continue their goal scoring run. Subiaco are currently in 3rd position, while Mandurah are in 5th just 1 point behind.
Rockingham City make the trip even further north on Saturday as they play Joondalup United. Following the change of coach at Rocky, the club will be hoping to record their first win of the season. The host side have also been struggling this season so far and currently sit in 9th place, 3 points above Rockingham.
Both games kick off at 3pm on Saturday.
Club Statement from Rockingham City: Lee Taylor
Rockingham City Football Club has parted company with First Team head coach, Lee Taylor.
In what has been a very difficult decision, the club thanks Lee for all his efforts in his time as head coach of the club.
First Team assistant coach Miguel Coelho has agreed to continue in his role and he will be joined by our Technical Director, Kris Donnell, who will act as Interim Head Coach of the first team squad until further notice
The Club will be making no further comment until such time as a new head coach is officially appointed.
Rockingham City Under 14’s Division 2 side had a good 6-0 win at home to Joondalup City, while Baldivis narrowly went down 2-1 away at Carramar Shamrock Rovers, while in Division 4, Mandurah City lost 4-3 to Mindarie.
In the Under 16’s Port Kennedy lost 6-0 at home to UWA Nedlands, but Rockingham United beat Fremantle City 5-0 in Division 3.
The juniors were all back in action this weekend and there were some excellent results for many of our teams.
In the Under 13’s Division 2, Port Kennedy beat Mindarie 7-0, Rockingham City lost 3-1 to Canning City in South Division 1, Baldivis beat Aubin Grove 3-1 in South Division 2 but Port Kennedy lost 7-3 to Belmont Juniors. Game of the day came in the South Division 3 as Warnbro Strikers beat Sutherlands Park 6-5.
Rockingham City lost 3-2 to Curtin University in the Under 14’s South Division 2, while Baldivis drew 2-2 with Canning City in South Division 3 but Port Kennedy lost 7-1 away at Beeliar Spirit.
In the Under 15’s, Rockingham City won 8-0 at home to Gosnells City in the South Division 1 but Rockingham United lost 5-1 at home to MUM FC.
While the under 15’s won 8-0, Rockingham City’s under 16 Division 2 side lost 8-0 at home to Hamersley Rovers but good news for Mandurah City as they beat Bayswater City 3-2.
In the Under 18’s, there was a win for Rockingham City in Division 1, beating Joondalup City 3-0, Warnbro Strikers lost 7-1 to Dianella Juniors in Division 2, while in Division 3 Port Kennedy beat Baldivis 6-1 but Port Kennedy’s Division 4 side lost 4-1 to Canning City.
Scores in the NPL leagues:
Under 13’s Rockingham City 1 Mandurah City 0
Under 14’s Rockingham City 2 Mandurah City 1
Under 15’s Rockingham City 2 Mandurah City 0
Sunday saw a glut of goals in the various ladies division, but not necessarily for our teams. Mandurah City travelled down to Bunbury in the State League but came up against a very strong home team, losing 5-0. The half time score was 5-0 so City will take some comfort of holding the home team to a draw in the second half. There was also 5 goals in the Metro South Division 1 game between Port Kennedy and Gosnells City and fortunately, Port Kennedy won 4-1, while in the South Division 2 local derby, Warnbro Strikers beat Mandurah City 6-3. Also scoring six were Port Kennedy, who beat Victoria Park 6-0, while there were defeats for both Baldivis Districts and Rockingham United. It really wasn’t a great day for Rockingham United as both of there South Division 4 teams also lost at the weekend.