Academy Latest: First Team maintain unbeaten start to new NPL WA campaign

The PGFC Academy First Team maintained their unbeaten start to the new NPL WA campaign as they fought out an entertaining 1-1 draw with Floreat Athena at the Sam Kerr Football Centre on Saturday.

The visitors came into the game buoyed by a surprise win over Perth RedStar in Round One and hit the front with just six minutes on the clock, Nick Ambrogio firing in from point-blank range after the Glory defence had been unable to clear a Kyle Murray corner.

But the youngsters reacted well to that early setback and levelled things up on the half-hour mark when Jaylan Pearman climbed above his marker to nod home a deep cross delivered by Samuel Barry.

Both sides created further chances as the game wore on, but ultimately neither were able to grab the go-ahead goal.

Earlier in the day, meanwhile, the Under-18s made it two wins from two as they edged home 1-0, courtesy of TadiswaShaun Mutyavaviri’s second goal in as many games.

And the Under-20s also claimed maximum points for a second successive week as first-half efforts from Alfie Knight and Sam Byrne helped them to a 2-1 victory.

All three teams are next in action on Saturday (30th April) when they will head to Grindleford Reserve to take on Balcatta Etna FC.

The Under-18s are in action at 11am, followed by the Under-20s at 1pm and the First Team at 3pm.

Do get along and support the lads if you can!

(photo courtesy of Tom McCarthy)