Round 18: Gulls stay 6th with draw at Inglewood
Inglewood United 2 v 2 Sorrento FC
Action from Inglewood’s 2-2 draw with Sorrento. Photograph by Brett Klucznik
Inglewood United put on a spirited performance to earn a 2-2 draw against Sorrento at the Perth Plasterboard Centre in Saturday’s NPL WA clash.
Both teams are pushng strongly for a top-four finish and there was little to choose between them all afternoon.
Sorrento twice took the lead through Cameron Teece and former Inglewood player Shaun Kilkelly, but were twice pegged back by the home side.
The first half was a largely tame affair with the sides cancelling each other out before Teece scored his 11th of the season with a terrific driven effort from outside the area to put Sorrento ahead.
The lead lasted less than a minute with David Cyrus capitalising on a mix-up involving Sorrento keeper James Morgan to ghost in at the far post and volley home a free-kick.
The game opened up in the second half as both sides pushed for the lead but it was Sorrento who again put their noses in front.
This time the scorer was Kilkelly, who had returned from suspension to volley home from a corner.
With 15 minutes left Sorrento dropped deep and looked set to grab all three points but were caught out when substitute Steve Sokol latched on to Jason Berrera’s long ball and rounded Morgan to tap into an empty net.
The result sees both sides a share a piece of the spoils in what is proving to be a congested race for the top four.
Star player: Shaun Killkelly (Sorrento)
NPL WA Round 18
Inglewood United 2 (David Cyrus 30min, Steve Sokol 81)
Sorrento 2 (Cameron Teece 28, Shaun Kilkelly 71)
Saturday, August 3, 2019
Perth Plasterboard Centre, Inglewood
Referee: Adam Fielding
Assistant referees: Walter Ciotti, Vetrivel Ravichandar
Inglewood United: GK. Alex DUNN, 2. Alex ISHIDA-LIVINGS, 3. David CYRUS, 4. Scott BLACKMORE, 5. Samuel RIAK, 6. Milorad VUJACIC (14. Steve SOKOL 69), 8. Jason BARRERA, 9. Chok DAU 87), 10. ANTHONY BAFOBUSHA, 11. Harry Evans, 23. Brian WOODALL (16. Jamie MURPHY 46)
Substitutes not used: 12. Brendan ITALIANO, 13. Ryan MORAN, 21. Josiah GODFREY
Yellow cards: Alex Dunn 17
Red cards: Nil
Sorrento: GK. James MORGAN, 2. David STOKOE, 3. Jakub PRAJZA, 4. Shaun KILKELLY, 5. Scott ROBERTSON, 7. Alex MORGAN (8. Scott WITSCHGE 69), 10. Jordan ROBERTS, 19. Jack SALTER, 23. Cameron TEECE, 30. Jesse OWUOR, 32. Tristan STEVENS
Substitutes not used: 16. Daniel PEARCE, 60. Matthew GIUDICATTI, 18. Jordan BROWN, 11. Timothy HILL
Yellow cards: Tristan Stevens 78, Scott Robertson 83
Red cards: Nil