Inglewood United scored their first win of 2018 by defeating Cockburn City in this evenings National Premier Leagues encounter at Perth Plasterboard Centre Stadium. Brian Woodall and Ash Rosindale secured the three points with second half finishes after Kenny Keogh had levelled the game on the stroke of half-time.
A couple of minutes was all Cockburn needed to take the lead through Jess Lazzaro’s deflected strike from distance. Brian Woodall headed narrowly high as Inglewood sought a quick reply. The home team then breathed a collective sigh of relief when Lazzaro rattled the frame of Alex Dunn’s goal with a dead ball.
Inglewood finished the half with a flurry of activity that saw Keogh denied by Ryan Barker and Ellis Healing fired over the crossbar. That persistence was rewarded on 44 minutes when Healing’s delivery to the far post evaded the visiting defence but not Keogh, who scrapped the ball past Barker.
Woodall showed his class early in the second period by delicately clipping into the far top corner of Barker’s net after Brian Farrell and Rosindale combined in the lead-up. The momentum was now well and truly with Inglewood and in quick succession Woodall then Ghazali Hanafi sent shots past the target.
The points were made safe with ten minutes remaining by Rosindale, who punishing poor defending at a Healing corner by sweeping the ball in at close-range. The game was deep in stoppage time when Dunn brilliantly denied Liam Murray from grabbing Cockburn a late consolation.
Inglewood United 3 (Kenny Keogh 44, Brian Woodall 56, Ash Rosindale 80)
Cockburn City 1 (Jesse Lazzaro 2)
Inglewood United: Alex Dunn, Rikki Smith (Scott Blackmore 91), Scott Robertson, David Cyrus, Hanafi Ghazali, Kenny Keogh, Brian Farrell, Jason Barrera, Brian Woodall, Ellis Healing (Kristian Despotovski 88), Ash Rosindale (Jamie Murphy 81)
Cockburn City: Ryan Barker, Jesse Lazzaro, Keiron Stallard, Chris Thackray, Daniel Santich, Reuben Tristao (David Araya 76), Luccas Mello, Cameron Edwards, Daniel Robinson, Aden Da Luz, Anthony Skorich (Liam Murray 66)