Narrow loss sets up shootout for Night Series semi-final

The PGFC Academy First Team will face Floreat Athena in a straight shootout for a Night Series semi-final place after being edged out
1-0 by Bayswater City on Saturday.

Former Glory striker Ndumba Makeche bagged what proved to be the winner in the second half at Frank Drago Reserve, leaving the youngsters requiring three points from Friday’s showdown with Floreat at Percy Doyle Reserve to seal a place in the last four.

Floreat, however, only require a point to earn a semi-final berth themselves having secured three wins from their four previous games to Glory’s two.

Fourth-placed ECU Joondalup could also technically progress from Group B, but it would require an improbably huge swing in goal difference for them to do so.

Glory began their Night Series campaign with back-to-back wins over Gwelup Croatia and ECU Joondalup before suffering successive 1-0 reverses to Stirling Macedonia and Bayswater City.

The race for a top-two finish in Group A is also set to go down to the wire, with Inglewood United, Sorrento FC, Balcatta FC and Perth SC all still in contention.

Kick-off against Floreat on Friday is at 8.30pm and we would love to see as many of our Members and fans as possible heading along to Percy Doyle Reserve to support the lads!

Match Details

Bayswater City 1 (Makeche) PGFC Academy First Team

Half-time: 0-0

Frank Drago Reserve

Bayswater City: 1.Nic SPECA (GK), 3.Jack ALLEN, 7.Jon STYNES, 9.Ndumba MAKECHE, 10.Jason MIRCO, 11.Ryan PEARSON, 12.Steven HESKETH (C), 20.Sam MITCHINSON, 23.Cam EDWARDS, 26.Zayd FARAH, 28.Kosta SPARTA

Substitutes: 14.Jonty PEARSON, 13.Jordan ABRAHAMS, 18.Fraser DUNLOP, 19.Isaac JONES, 25.Ben RATAJCZAK

PGFC Academy First Team: 1.Adrian SINAGRA (GK), 2.Will FORMSTON, 3.Daniel WALSH, 4.Jacob MUIR (C), 5.Lebib LEBIB, 6.Chris DONNELL, 7.Trent OSTLER, 8.Danny DOUGLAS, 9.Josh ANASMO, 10.Jayden LEADER, 11.Jayden GORMAN

Substitutes: 12.Keegan GRANT (GK), 13.Lucas COOK, 14.Joe HOBSON, 17.Joel ANASMO, 18.Tiaga MATOBA, 19.Judd MACDOUGALL

(picture courtesy of Tom McCarthy)