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Kingsley take big step towards title
Report by Samuel Hays
Kingsley have opened up a six-point gap at the top of the Belt Up Amateur Premier Division after defeating nearest rivals North Perth United 2-0 at Woodville Reserve.
Simone Sichel and Josh Waldock scored the goals that sent Kingsley a step closer to State League football.
It was a slightly scrappy start but when Kingsley were able to maintain possession they quickly punished North Perth. Sichel got on the end of a long cross from Bailey Salmon and headed home with a well-placed finish.
And the lead was doubled just before half-time when Waldock got collected a long kick from Kingsley keeper Ryan Moss and slotted the ball into the back of the net.
North Perth had keeper Jamie Serra to thank for keeping them in the match after the break as he made two great saves from Sichel and Jayden Drummond.
Joel Gillespie had a chance to put the game to bed in the 81st minute after Alfred Beyan brought down Drummond in the box but Gillespie couldn’t beat Serra, who again pulled of a fantastic save.
North Perth, the reigning champions, needed a win to go level on points with Kingsley. But they were unable to create enough and it was Kingsley who claimed a vital three points in their search for the league title and a switch to Saturday football.
Star players: Simone Sichel (Kingsley) and Jamie Serra (North Perth United)
North Perth United 0
Kingsley 2 (Sichel 24min, Waldock 41)
Saturday, July 14
Referee: David Bruce
Assistant referees: Callan Moultuit, Liam Dunn
North Perth United: 26. Jamie Serra, 15. Thiery Berard, 17. Keith Mullins, 2. Niall Murray (12. Dan Conway 71), 11. Alfred Beyan, 8. Ago Mujic, 10. Thomas Wood, 7. Sean Lahert, 20. Kevin Carmona, 9. Alpha Sherrif, 21. Edin Nalic
Substitutes not used: 19. Kelechi Osunwa, 3. Michael English, 5. Michael Galal
Yellow cards: Sherrif 17, Beyan 55, Serra 90+4
Red cards: Nil
Kingsley: 1. Ryan Moss, 3. Bailey Salmon, 16. Jesse Higgins (9. Ryan Fish 73), 5. Adam Oniell, 15. Ryan Carr, 8. Joel Gillespie, 13. Lee Thomas, 7. Lewis Flatt, 10. Jayden Drummond, 2. Simone Sichel (14. Stuart Montgomery 82), 12. Josh Waldock (6. Jason Murray 73)
Substitutes not used: 11. Cameron Bishop, 32. Rob Andrews
Yellow cards: Nil
Red cards: Nil