Valiant youngsters edged out by league leaders


They showed plenty of guts, but our PS4 NPL WA side just failed to secure any glory in Saturday’s clash with Inglewood United, eventually succumbing to a 2-1 defeat.

After goals from Ash Rosindale and Kenny Keogh put the league leaders two up midway through the first half, John Gibson’s side battled their way back into the contest and deservedly halved the arrears on 64 minutes.

Stand-in skipper Yacoub Mustafa capped a superb solo run by teeing up a shooting chance for Michael Domfeh and when his effort was parried by United goalkeeper Alex Dunn, Bayley Montgomery-Brown reacted quickest to rattle home the rebound.

Ollie Annis and Luke Bodnar both went close to snatching a point for the visitors late on at a rain-lashed Ashfield Reserve, but ultimately it wasn’t to be and Gibson was left a touch disappointed at the final whistle.

“We didn’t follow our processes in tough conditions during the first half,” he said, “but we corrected that in the second half and could potentially have got something out of the game.

“There were positives to take from today, including the return of Hayden Stevens, Sammy Riak and Annis from injury. And the second-half performance was all the more impressive bearing in mind we were missing Daniel Stynes who was away with the first-team squad and Walter Scott and Callum Timmins who are both on international duty.”

Glory’s Under-20s, meanwhile, produced a superb display as they won 5-0, while the Under-18s suffered a 3-1 defeat.

Glory return to action on Sunday when they host another of the title contenders, Bayswater City, at Ashfield Reserve.

The Under-18s are in action at 11am, the Under-20s at 1pm and the first-team game kicks off at 3pm.