Game review thanks to footballwa.net

 

Our ‘Match of the Round’ has seen Kingsley Westside continue their good start to State League football after a 3-0 win against Balga at Chichester Park on Saturday evening. “It was a good physical game and we took our chances in the first half, although we weren’t at our best,” assistant coach Stuart Montgomery said. “We had a chat at half time and we changed a few things with the way we wanted to play and the boys went out and really played well second half, and we could have had more goals. But happy with the win and we move on to a big game next week.”

Balga has most of the possession in the opening 25 minutes, but against the run of play it was the home side who scored first. A well-worked moved down the left, saw Jayden Drummond cut inside and play a one-two with Ramiro Vila, and Drummond curled the ball home from 20 metres. This was the trigger for Kingsley to start getting on top, and it was 2-0 six minutes before half time, Drummond grabbing his second, firing home a free kick from long-range via the crossbar.

The points were wrapped up on 77 minutes, a deep cross picked out Sam Church at the back post and his shot gave the Balga keeper no chance. Balga could have had a late consolation from a spot kick in the 88th minute, when Quin Connelly went on a run and appeared to be fouled in the box. However the referee waved away any penalty appeal.

“It was another good result for us, although we had a bit of a slow start but after that we started to play the football we wanted,” Kingsley Westside skipper Drummond explained. “The boys at the back were solid, Balga didn’t have any clear-cut chances which is credit to our lads. Going forward we are starting to hit our straps now, just need to keep the momentum going, all eyes on another big game this week away to Joondalup City. “