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Bayswater comeback keeps title hopes alive

Report by Ryan Borrett

Bayswater City came back from 2-0 down at half time to claim a 3-2 victory over Perth Glory at Ashfield Arena on Sunday in round 23 of the PS4 NPLWA.

The win takes Bayswater to third place in the league table where they sit one point behind leaders Inglewood United with three rounds remaining.

Perth Glory took the lead early through Brandon Wilson before Michael Domfeh quickly added another goal that stunned Bayswater, who were favourites going into the match.

Bayswater came out firing in the second half and were level thanks to goals from Luka Ninkovic and Todd Howarth before Trent Kay’s powerful header completed the comeback in the 86th minute.

Bayswater coach Chris Coyne was delighted with the comeback and a victory that kept alive his side’s title ambitions.

“Their endeavour, their desire, and the team spirit was fantastic. I couldn’t fault any of them today,” he said.

“It’s up to us – we just have to keep winning games and focus on ourselves.”

Perth Glory coach John Gibson felt his team lost belief in the second half.

“The first half was really competitive but I don’t think we believed we were good enough in the second half and that killed us,” he said.

In other round 23 matches played on Saturday, league leaders Inglewood United beat Armadale 6-2 at Alfred Skeet Reserve, ECU Joondalup eased past a struggling Balcatta to win 5-2 and Cockburn City made light work of Stirling Lions, winning 7-0 at Dalmatinac Park.

Perth SC had an early scare against Subiaco but came back with a 3-1 win at Rosalie Park, Sorrento beat Joondalup United 2-1 at Percy Doyle Reserve and Floreat Athena played out a 0-0 draw against Mandurah City.

Joondalup United 1-2 Sorrento
Cockburn City 7-0 Stirling Lions
Armadale 2-6 Inglewood United
Floreat Athena 0-0 Mandurah City
Subiaco 1-3 Perth SC
ECU Joondalup 5-2 Balcatta
Perth Glory 2-3 Bayswater City