Morley-Windmills have earned promotion to the All Flags State League Division One after completing a two-leg aggregate victory over Gosnells City.
After beating Gosnells 3-1 away in the first leg, Morley were impressive once again to win 4-2.
The Windmills controlled majority of the match and proved too strong for the away side.
Morley captain Scott Wrightson said his teammates were owed credit for their efforts.
“I’m very happy,” he said. “We controlled it really well for almost the whole game except for a short period but we fought back to finish strong.”
Morley attacked from the outset, despite their three-goal advantage.
Striker Ben Wantee found the breakthrough for Morley in the 24th minute after Igor Novakovic’s created space out wide.
Wantee cut past his marking defender and placed a low shot to the near post to take the lead.
Morley dominated the remainder of the first half without adding to their lead.
Morley’s Oluwasijibomi Aneniyi could have doubled the lead when Gosnells keeper Adriano Dalo slipped in the box in the 45th minute but Aneniyi missed the open goal.
Gosnells struggled to create chances after conceding in the first half.
Morley’s set-piece specialist Ryan Treacey fired a powerful free-kick effort from 35 yards in the 50th minute to make it 2-0 to the Windmills and 5-1 on aggregate.
Gosnells City managed to claw a goal back in the 66th minute as Wade Farmer headed home Dean Apelgran’s delivery into the box from a free kick.
Aneniyi made up for his earlier miss, scoring two goals in three minutes.
Farmer grabbed a late consolation for his side with his second goal in the 84th minute but the goal came too late for Gosnells.
Morley Windmills coach John Castrilli was in tears after the game and was delighted to see his side secure promotion.
Wrightson said his side will be competitive next year.
“I was here when we were in the first division before,” he said
“There’s a lot of good teams up there but I think we can match them with our football.”
Morley Windmills 4 (Wantee 24min, Treacey 50, Aneyiyi 76, 79)
Gosnells City 2 (Farmer 66, 84)
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Referee: Anthony Walsh
Assistant referees: Brendan Skinner, Mith Barrington
Morley Windmills: 32. Yousri GHARSALLAH, 3. Oluwasijibomi ANENIYI (17. 87), 4. Ryan TREACEY, 5. Scott WRIGHTSON, 6. Deng MAWIEN (2. 6) 7. Yves MWILA, 8. Boas Mtwale 9. Ben WANTEE, 10. Igor NOVAKOVIC (13. 90), 12. Faustin MACHOCHI, 16. Jan UREGELA
Substitutes not used: 1. Timothy SMITH, 14. Brandon RECTOR
Yellow cards: GHARSALLAH 77
Red cards: nil
Gosnells City: 1. Adriano DALO, 2. Jett SHAW (14. 54), 4. James SHARP (16. 65), 6. Salvador CHAVEZ, 7. Wade FARMER, 9. Darren FRANCIS, 10. Jordan PARFITT, 11. Josh COOK, 12. Dean PAREDES 16. Tony CHANDLER, 18. Tom GIBBINS (8. 33), 22. Dean APELGRAN
Substitutes not used: 15. Rama KABWE 21. Alan DUNLOP
Yellow cards: COOK 44, SHAW 53, IRDAN 72, PARFITT 83
Red cards: nil