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Five star Floreat defeat Armadale

Report by Ryan Borrett

Floreat Athena’s Jon Stynes scored an incredible four goals as his side defeated Armadale 5-2 in round 22 of the PS4 NPLWA at E&D Litis Stadium on Saturday.

The hosts remained in control throughout, despite Armadale twice getting themselves back into the game, and coach Glen Grostate said Floreat deserved the three points.

“We were good today, we scored a lot of goals, but we also scored early which I’m really pleased with,” he said.

“We were coming off two difficult losses, so to get the win today was really important to stay in contact with the top of the table.

“We’ve just got to play every game like it’s our last, and go for the three points every game until the end.”

Armadale coach John O’Reilly said his team approached the game defensively but their plan didn’t work out.

“The problem today was we saw the ugly side of our game when we lost the ball and Floreat punished us on the counter,“ he said.

“To get five goals put past you means we have to work on this area in the next four weeks.

“We could have been a lot more clinical with our own chances as well.”

The win leaves Floreat sitting fourth on the league ladder, just one point ahead of Sorrento.

League leaders Inglewood United held off Perth Glory to record a 2-1 win and maintain top of the table, while Perth SC defeated Balcatta 4-0 to stay second.

Third-placed Bayswater City had a hard fought 2-0 win against ECU Joondalup, while Stirling Lions recorded a memorable 3-2 victory over Joondalup United.

Mandurah City and Subiaco settled for a point apiece in a 1-1 draw at Securitas Protect Stadium, while Sorrento capped off a historic week as they recorded a 2-1 win over Cockburn City.

Floreat Athena 5-2 Armadale
Perth SC 4-0 Balcatta
Sorrento 2-1 Cockburn City
Stirling Lions 3-2 Joondalup United
Bayswater City 2-0 ECU Joondalup
Perth Glory 1-2 Inglewood United
Mandurah City 1-1 Subiaco