A goal in each half gave Forrestfield a convincing 2-0 win away over Gosnells City at Walter Padbury Reserve in round 17 of the All Flags State Division One.
Rhys Loxley scored on 13 minutes before substitute Ben Rogers added a second early in the second half.
Coach Rod Banjac spoke of his pride at the football club and the resolve of his team.
“I can’t express how proud I am of the players and the club,” he said.
“We’ve had three tough weeks and the boys have been subjected to a lot of grief, as we all have.
“We stuck together and today we performed well against quality opposition and I’m really proud of how the players conducted themselves today.”
Gosnells coach Alan Dunlop said he was disappointed with the result, given his side were right in the game.
“I’m extremely disappointed,” he said.
“I thought the boys put in a good game today in front of a good crowd, created some good chances and could’ve got one ourselves.
“That would’ve changed the complexion of the game a little bit but the second goal got us.”
Gosnells started well with a couple of half chances and Luke Martino was in fine form standing tall to deny Forrestfield. But, it was Forrestfield who took the lead on 13 minutes when Trevor Lavre passed two defenders and sent the ball to Loxley to tap in.
Hasani Sinclair went off with injury in the first half, but his replacement in Rogers proved his worth as he scored Forrestfield’s second goal six minutes after the break to wrap up proceedings.
Gosnells City 0
Forresfield United 2 (Loxley, 13min, Rogers, 51min)
Saturday, August 12th, 2017
Walter Padbury Reserve
Referee: B. Skinner
Assistant Referees: P. Inkstar, R. Veroni
Gosnells City: 1. A. DALO GK. 2. J. SHAW, 4. J. WADE, 10. J. COOK, 8. E. IRLAND, 9. D. FRANCIS, 12. W. FARMER, 11. C. BAH, 17. S. CHAVES, 7. J. COLLARD, 22. D. APELGRAN,
Substitutes not used: 15. R. MARBLE, 6. J. PARFITT, 14. J. MARINO, 21. G. GRIFFITHS
Yellow Cards: nil
Red Cards: nil
Forrestfield United: 1. Luke MARTINO, 5. Leslie MARI, 15. Trent BLEWETT, 4. Mark BARNETT, (9. Hasanel YASSIRI 71MIN) 21. Will TSHABANGU, 13. Scott BARKER, 8. Mitch CROCKER, (6. Sedad YAGLI 82MIN)11. Liam MERIGAN, 12. Hasani SINCLAIR, (14. Ben ROGERS 30MIN) 7. Trevor LAVRE, 23. Rhys LOXLEY
Substitutes not used: 10. Jordan HART, 18. Ben PARRY
Yellow Cards: Nil
Red Cards: Nil