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Quinns, Joondalup in eight-goal thriller

Report by Samuel Hays

A 90th minute goal from Chris Boyle ensured Joondalup United earned a point in a 4-4 draw with Quinns in the Belt Up Amateur Premier Division on Sunday.

It was a derby between the two sides promoted from Division One in 2018 and both had great chances early on – United’s Sam Davis hit the crossbar while at the other end Joondalup keeper Luke Green fumbled it into the path of Liam McManus but he could only strike the post.

The first goal would come after 16 minutes when Kitson Catalfamo made a darting run down the wing before putting in a cross which resulted in an own goal.

But Quinns responded well and equalised in the 31st minute after Liam Hunt finished off a fantastic counter attacking move that started from the back.

After the break the match really came alive with three goals in as many minutes. The first went the way of Joondalup in the 51st minute as a shot on the turn from Kyall Osborne sneaked into the bottom corner.

But Quinns again responded and remarkably they had the lead just two minutes later after Wayne Carter and McManus made the most of some sloppy Joondalup defending.

To their credit Joondalup didn’t drop their heads and their fight was rewarded in the 58th minute when Adam Gianassi slotted away a penalty after a handball inside the box.

And just two minutes later Quinns had restored their lead after a shot from McManus slid under Green on the slippery surface to make it 4-3 after five goals in nine minutes.

With time running out Quinns had keeper Frazer Imrie to thank after he made some miraculous saves from Boyle and Gianassi shots.

However, Joondalup found a way in the 90th minute when Boyle made space just inside the box before setting himself and unleashing a strike into the top corner, leaving Imrie with no chance.

There has been no shortage of goals in the league recently and Joondalup coach Ben Williams was pleased his side were able to come away with a point against their northern suburbs rivals.

“I was pretty happy with a point, it was a fair result,” Williams said.

“It’s nice to get the draw right at the very end but I think we had our chances – the keeper was brilliant for them today.

“We made a couple of mistakes at the back so a point, we’ll take that.”

Star player: Frazer Imrie (Quinns)

Joondalup United 4 (OG 16min, Osborne 51, Gianassi 58, Boyle 90)
Quinns 4 (Hunt 31 53, Carter 52, McManus 60)

Sunday, June 23
Beldon Park
Kick-off: 1pm
Referee: Amit Hosany
Assistant referees: Henry Bradley, supplied

Joondalup United: 1. Luke Green, 2. Tom Merrie, 4. Andreas Bouzinekis, 5. Mark Walsh, 15. Curtis Wreglesworth, 8. James Green, 12. Kyall Osborne (6. Chris Boyle 75), 10. Adam Gianassi, 13. Sam Davis, 7. Kitson Catalfano (16. Taylor Cooper 66), 9. Drew Kirkpatrick
Substitutes not used: 21. Neil Sherwin, 14. Luke Moorby
Yellow cards: Nil
Red cards: Nil

Quinns: 1. Frazer Imrie, 19. Ryan Stewart (28. Jarrod Wilson 52), 29. Tom Ashworth, 5. David Long, 12. Craig Taylor, 15. Wayne Carter, 14. David Ashworth, 27. Mark Hynes, 3. Ellis Browne (16. Andrew Pandeli 66)), 9. Liam Hunt, 10. Liam McManus (22. Sam Vencat 84)
Substitutes not used: 37. Lee Garnish
Yellow cards: Nil
Red cards: Nil