WAPL wrap | Stirling join Bayswater

Stirling Lions moved equal with Bayswater City on the top of the All Flags State Premier League after a come from behind 3-1 win against ECU Joondalup.

Stirling Lions moved equal with Bayswater City on the top of the All Flags State Premier League after a come from behind 3-1 win against ECU Joondalup at Macedonia Park.

The visitors, who had caretaker coach Steve Amphlett in charge after the departure of Salv Todaro, were ahead after only seven minutes. Tony Taylor pulling the ball back to former Kilmarnock midfielder Jon Stynes to fire home.

The home side hit back before the break with talented youngster Moses Kalau levelling, before Scott Bulloch put them in front on the stroke of half time. Kalau wrapped up the points five minutes after the break, and the former Perth Glory Youth player was happy with the team-s performance, and hopes to make it back to the top level.

“My aim is to return to the A-League and hopefully performances like this can help me achieve that,” Kalau said.

Bayswater came down to earth with a bump after last week-s 8-0 win against Perth, losing 2-1 against Inglewood United at Intiga Stadium.

Greg Sharland gave the hosts the lead from the penalty spot after only seven minutes after Larry Miller brought down Ryan Clarke.

Former Heart of Midlothian midfielder Danny Thomson added a second for the home side before the break, with a stunning long-range strike. Despite a late goal from Gustavo Catarcione, the home side hung on for the points.

Coach Graham Normanton was delighted with his side-s performance. “We set out from the start to give them the game of our lives and I thought we gave them that,” said Normanton.

“They-re a quality side and to be fair they dominated possession, but that-s how we wanted it and at the end of the day I thought we carried out our game plan to a tee, and we deserved to get the result.”

In other results, Sorrento kept pace with the leaders after a 1-0 win against Balcatta at Grindleford Reserve. A goal after only 13 minutes from former Perth Glory striker Anthony Skorich was enough for the visitors, despite being reduced to 10 men for the last 15 minutes, when skipper Todd Harnwell was sent off.

Floreat moved up to fourth after a 2-0 win against Bunbury at Payne Park. Two first half goals in quick succession from Benny Kouakou and Cisco Jorquera were enough for the visitors to leave with the points.

A goal in the fifth minute of stoppage time from Mundy Toure earned Perth a 3-3 draw against the Football West National Training Centre at Dorrien Gardens.

Adam Luca gave the hosts the lead early, before Perth Glory striker Ndumba Makeche levelled just after the break. Perth hit back with an acrobatic bicycle overhead kick from Friday Zico, but Makeche levelled on the hour, before Darcy Cosgrove put them in front five minutes later.

It looked like the points were lost for Perth, but Toure scored with the last kick of the game to give Perth caretaker coach Taki Nicolaidis a point.

In the final game, Cockburn thrashed Armadale 4-0 at Alfred Skeet Oval. A brace from Harry O-Brien, and singles to Paul Lloyd and Antonio Naglieri moved the Cockerels up to fifth on the table.