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Forrestfield United lost ground on the leaders after they were beaten 1-0 by Balga at Crazy Domains Stadium, Hartfield Park. “Another great result away from home. There weren’t clear obvious chances for either team, but we managed to keep the pressure on even with ten men, and we were able to take our chance when it came and we got the win,” Balga striker Nathan Scully explained. “Sometimes you don’t play the style you would like to, but you still have to find a way to win, and that’s what we did.” Balga played most of the second half with ten men, after Christian Vest was sent off four minutes in. They held firm and scored the only goal of the game eight minutes from time, some neat build up play down the right ended with Christian Lenz, his cross was deflected to substitute Nick Pike, who fired low past the keeper, and was quickly mobbed by his teammate.


Balga coach Gerhard Janssen was delighted with his side determination, especially after going down to ten men. “Forrestfield is the favourite in our league, and my team had to perform at their very best to bring the victory home to Balga. When you down to ten men in the 49th minute and you score the winner late in the game, then this is a testament of fighting spirit and determination,” he explained. “The team never gave up and despite the fact that Forrestfield had most of the possession we had the better scoring opportunities when Albert Mombo and Karl Maluga only missed by a few centimetres. Overall, it was important to have the first back-to-back victories of the season.”

The Reserves team also won 2-1, while the Fee Free Football Under 18’s are the first club to take points of top of the league Forrestfield United with a 1-1 draw.


Report by footballwa.net