Sorrento FC 2 v 0 Inglewood United
Report by Navrin Secker
Sorrento continued their strong start to the season with a 2-0 win over Inglewood United at Percy Doyle Reserve on Saturday afternoon.
Second half goals from Alex Morgan and Jordan Roberts were the difference for The Gulls, securing their first home win of the season.
The match started quite slowly, with Sorrento looking the stronger side in the early exchanges but struggling to create clear chances
Inglewood looked to have found a breakthrough against the run of play as Steve Sokol bundled the ball over the line in a goalmouth scramble, but a foul meant that the goal was disallowed.
Sorrento were demanding a penalty when Inglewood defender Jamie Murphy’s attempted clearance struck his arm inside the box, but the referee waived for play to continue.
Morgan finally found a breakthrough for the home side in the 77th minute, his shot skimming the crossbar as it went in.
A great through ball by hardworking striker Cameron Teece put Jack Salter through on goal, but the substitute unselfishly passed to Roberts who doubled Sorrento’s advantage.
Roberts was superb throughout the match and dispossessed Inglewood defender Scott Blackmore twice in the closing stages of the match, but the home side failed to extend their lead and the match ended 2-0.
Star Man: Jordan Roberts
Sorrento: 2 (Morgan 77mins, Roberts 85mins)
Inglewood United: 0
Saturday, April 13, 2019
Percy Doyle Reserve
Referee: Michal Jasinski
Assistant referees: Jessica Byrd, Alexander Wright
Sorrento: 1. James MORGAN, 2. David STOKOE, 3. Jakub PRAJZA, 4. Shaun KILKENNY, 5. Scott ROBERTSON, 7. Alex MORGAN, 8. Scott WITSCHGE, 10. Jordan ROBERTS, 11. Tim HILL (13. Steven MCDONALD 54mins), 18. Jordan BROWN (19. Jack SALTER 73mins), 23. Cameron TEECE (21. Elliot TATTERSALL 81mins)
Unused substitutes: 12. Jaxon TEMATA, 60. Matt GIULDICATTA
Yellow cards: Prajza 80mins, Kilkenny 75mins
Red cards: nil
Inglewood United: 1. Alexander DUNN, 3. David CYRUS, 4. Scott BLACKMORE, 5. Samuel RIAK, 8. Jason BARRERA, 9. Chok DAU, 10. Anthony BAFOBUSHA, 14. Steve SOKOL (2. Alex ISHIDA-LIVINGS 84mins), 15. Brian FARRELL, 16. Jamie MURPHY (6. Milorad VUJAJCIC 78mins), 23. Zdenek BEZDEK (17. Mark BARNETT 53mins)
Unused substitutes: 13. Nelson TSHONGO, 21. Josiah GODFREY
Yellow cards: Bezdek 49mins, Bafobusha 74mins, Barnett 79mins
Red cards: nil