Aidan Shaw Match Report NPLWA Round 14

An explosive first and last 10 minutes saw Inglewood United defeat neighbouring Bayswater City 4-1 in a tense encounter at Finance 365 Stadium on Saturday.

Bayswater custodian Devon Spence was sent off in the second minute for a rash challenge on Brian Woodall, leaving the home side with 10 men for the remaining 88 minutes.

A brace from Alex Salmon, along with a goal each to Ash Rosindale and debutant Feisal Zaw, ensured Inglewood maintained their unbeaten record against Bayswater in the last two PS4 NPLWA seasons.

Chants of who needs Mourinho when you’ve got [Andy] Keogh roared from the visiting change rooms post-match, and the Perth Glory striker was delighted with the result.

“The lads have been working hard in training, they’ve been really concentrating on the tactical side of things and I think it has shown today,” Keogh said.

“Our substitutions proved the difference today, with our new addition Feisal Zaw coming on and Adam Tong securing things at the back for a deserved win.”

Spectators had barely taken their seats before Spence was shown red, forcing Bayswater to replace midfielder Andrija Jukic with reserve goalkeeper Michael Cohen.

Cohen did well to deny Salmon from the resulting penalty, but the league’s top scorer pounced on the follow-up and tapped home to give Inglewood the lead.

Minutes later it was 2-0, when Rosindale placed a perfect header past Cohen from a Kenny Keogh cross.

The hosts had their first meaningful chance of the match in the 33rd minute, when Jason Mirco’s shot was denied by Alex Dunn.

Gustavo Giron Marulanda appeared to have pulled one back for Bayswater in the 37th minute, but the assistant had his flag raised.

Early in the second half, Bayswater assistant coach Stewart Moses was sent to the stands following an off-field incident.

The hosts did well to wrestle back some momentum and eventually found their lifeline in the 70th minute.

Todd Howarth’s free kick found Devon Gibson at the back post who headed the ball back across goal, where David Stokoe was on hand to nod home from close range.

The hosts pushed men forward in desperate search of an equaliser giving Inglewood space up front.

In the 84th minute Brian Woodall beat Devon Gibson on the left and played a sublime ball into the path of substitute and debutant Feisal Zaw, who cooly slotted home first-time.

Salmon put the nail in the coffin of his former side in the 87th minute, putting the result beyond doubt.

Bayswater coach Chris Coyne said he took plenty of positives out of the game despite the late blow out.

“I pushed bodies forward so that is my fault, but the boys were magnificent,” Coyne said.

“When you feel you’re being hard done by it doesn’t rub well, but I’m proud of the players and I’d be proud to go in the trenches with them.”

“We are all gutted in there, but at the end of the day there is a lot to learn from that and a lot of positives to take out of it.”

The result sees Inglewood rise two places on the league table to fourth, while Bayswater fall two places to fifth.


Bayswater City 1 (Stokoe 70min)
Inglewood United 4 (Salmon 3min, 88, Rosindale 7, Zaw 83)
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Finance 365 Stadium

Kick-off: 3:00pm
Referee: Josh Manella
Assistant Referees: Nico Hoyle, Anthony Walsh


Bayswater City: GK Devon SPENCE, 2. Declan HARGREAVES, 6. Todd HOWARTH (c), 8. Paul MCCARTHY (18. Brent GRIFFITHS 68), 9. Gustavo GIRON MARULANDA, 10. Jason MIRCO (19. Luka NINKOVIC 78), 11. Devon GIBSON, 12. David STOKOE, 20. Sam MITCHINSON, 21. David HEAGNEY, 23. Andrija JUKIC (RGK Michael COHEN 2)
Substitutes not used: 3. Jack ALLEN, 13. Trent KAY
Yellow cards: McCarthy 48, Howarth 58
Red cards: Spence 2


Inglewood United: GK Alex DUNN, 2. Alex ISHIDA-LIVINGS, 3. David CYRUS (c), 4. Scott BLACKMORE, 7. Kenny KEOGH (6. Victor BRAUNER 51), 8. Jason BARRERA, 9. Alex SALMON, 10. Ash ROSINDALE (14. Feisal ZAW 61), 16. Matthew NTOUMENOPOULOS, 18. Jason COLLI (5. Adam TONG 78), 23. Brian WOODALL
Substitutes not used: RGK Riley STEPHENSON, 19. Chok DAU
Yellow cards: Keogh 50, Cyrus 65
Red cards: nil

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