Report by Lincoln Bertelli
Ryan Clarke?s 49th minute goal separated the teams, and Liam Hutchinson?s missed penalty late on means Bunbury?s search for a first home win of the season continues.
The decisive goal had a hint of fortune about it, with an Inglewood shot deflecting straight to Clarke, who was presented with a one-on-one opportunity that he finished off powerfully.
?On another day, if lady luck was smiling on us, that ball goes to our centre-half instead,? Holland said.
?We were punished for a five second snippet of the match.?
An upbeat Holland heaped praise on his side, who he felt deserved at least a point from the game.
?Looking at the game, we played really, really well against one of the bigger clubs in the league,? he said.
?There?s a lot of positives, in the first half we created enough chances to win three games.?
Bunbury?s first chance of the game came after just three minutes, when Nathan Tosum?s header hit the crossbar.
Inglewood then had Craig Simpson to thank in the eighth minute, after his desperate goalline clearance kept the scores level.
A superb through-ball found Bunbury?s Jayden Prosser, whose first touch rounded the goalkeeper and his shot was goal bound before Simpson?s timely intervention.
If that chance was denied by good defending, Bunbury?s best first half opportunity was simply squandered.
Prosser turned a couple of defenders after 32 minutes and crossed beautifully for Jamie Tandy, whose lunging effort went over the crossbar from less than two metres out with an empty net beckoning.
In other first half highlights, Tandy also chipped goalkeeper Luke Martino, with his shot going wide, while Inglewood?s best chance came when Alex Caniglia tried to chip Ryan Montgomery.
The visitors were much improved after the break, with Clarke?s goal giving them reward, before another attempt by Tandy to chip Inglewood?s goalkeeper provided a talking point.
Martino got a hand to it, but Tandy?s follow-up saw a mountain of players pile over the ball near the goalline, with the linesman deciding the ball did not cross the line.
Clarke was denied by the legs of Montgomery in the 72nd minute after being played onside by Ryan Risdon, before Bunbury were awarded a penalty just a minute later for a foul on Ryan Francis.
Hutchinson stepped up to take it after an injury delay, but Martino, who had looked shaky on a number of occasions during the afternoon, made himself the hero by saving the spot kick.
Holland also praised Hutchinson despite the Welsh defender missing the chance to secure his side a point.
?He always puts in a fine performance, and I don?t think there?s another player in the league who is as good over a dead ball,? Holland said.
Clarke and Caniglia had good chances to seal the game late on for Inglewood, but one goal would ultimately be enough for the visitors.
Bunbury Forum Force 0
Inglewood United 1 (Ryan CLARKE 49?)
Saturday May 18, 2013
Payne Park, Bunbury
Referee: Joe Fusari
Assistant referees: Matt Southern and Elliot Cirkovic
Crowd: Appx 100
Bunbury Forum Force: 1. Ryan MONTGOMERY (gk), 2. Jarrad MORT, 3. Liam HUTCHINSON (12. Michael FARMER 86?), 4. Oliver McGEE, 5. Ryan RISDON, 6. Mark OSMOND, 7. Jamie TANDY, 8. Chris BLACKBURN, 9. Nathan TOSUM (15. Aaron BRITTAIN 61?), 10. Ryan FRANCIS, 11. Jayden PROSSER (16. Bright ABABIO 89?)
Substitutes not used: 13. Iain GEARE, 14. Kenny TAYLOR
Yellow cards: Chris BLACKBURN 9?
Red cards: Nil
Sorrento: 1. Luke MARTINO (gk), 4. Shaun KILKELLY, 6. Andrija JUKIC, 8. David PERICH, 14. Craig SIMPSON, 5. Rikki SMITH, 18. Jason COLLIE, 16. Koji YAMADA, 11. Alex CANIGLIA, 9. Ryan CLARKE, 17. Daniel THOMSON (2. Jarrod McNALLY 73?)
Substitutes not used: 10. Dino TOPCAGIC, 12. Shane PICKERING, 13. Nikola TALIMDZIOSKI
Yellow cards: Nil
Red cards: Nil