Clinical Joondalup see off Perth

Clinical Joondalup see off Perth

Posted on May 3, 2013 in 'Reports'

ECU Joondalup moved into the next round of the State League Cup after a clinical 3-1 win against Perth SC at Dorrein Gardens on Saturday. The former Perth Glory midfielder Tommy Amphlett starred in the win scoring a double, either side of Tony Taylor’s penalty. Daniel Micevski added a consolation goal for the home side late on, but Joondalup Coach Salv Todaro was delighted with his chargers. “We had a game plan and the boys stuck to it quite well, and I thought we stretched them at times,” Todaro told footballwest.com.au. “To be perfectly honest I think we should have scored more.”

The visitors were on top early and went in front on 18 minutes. Amphlett was on the end of some good work from Jon Stynes and John Monterosso, to score from close-range . It was 2-0 on the half hour, when referee Mathew Cheeseman spotted a hand ball in the penalty area and Tony Taylor made no mistake from the penalty spot. Perth was struggling to get their passing game going, despite the best efforts of Kris Gate and Micevski. Amphlett almost grabbed himself a hat-trick before the break, but his shot from the edge of the penalty area crashed off the crossbar and away to safety.

Perth were looking for a good start to the second half, but it was the visitors who struck early. Amphlett, who had caused problems all afternoon for Perth, was picked out by Joe Smith, and his long-range shot on the run flew past Jason Saldaris in the Perth goal. Still Perth struggled to get into the game but they received a lifeline on 67 minutes. Micevski skipped clear of the Joondalup backline and fired home past Andy Banks from 10-yards. That goal lifted not only the players but the crowd, and Perth began to get on top, but time and time again they were caught offside.

Joondalup should have added to their lead on 75 minutes, when Stynes headed straight at Saldaris from Taylor’s corner, and substitute Joe Knowles fired inches wide, after a through ball from Smith moments later. Perth continued to battle and they went close again late in the game. Mandy Toure’s shot crashed off the post, and moments later Ayodeji Omoboye again hit the framework, but luck wasn’t on their side. At the final whistle Todaro was delight with the performance of Amphlett. “Tommy was very good today,” Todaro told footballwest.com.au. “He was very busy all game, and his first goal was good, but his second was fantastic.”

Perth SC:  GK Jason SALDARIS, 3 Luka NJEGICH, 5 Christopher SALDARIS (8 Gabriel KIESWETTER 70’), 6 Clark KELTIE, 7 Jordan RISPIN, 9 Daniel MICEVSKI, 11 Kristopher GATE, 12 Joshua WILKINS (21 Mandy TOURE 59’), 15 Mathew IZZO, 20 Adam LUCA (4 Ayodeji OMOBOYE 38’), 22 Ashley CORKER

Substitutes not used:  2 Logan CRAWFORD, 19 Jordan COLASANTE

ECU Joondalup: GK Andy BANKS, 2 Jack OLDHAM, 3 SHAUN TIMMINS, 4 Dale McCULLOCH, 5 Jon STYNES, 7 Matthew ITALIANO, 8 Joe SMITH (6 Steven KIDD 88’), 9 John MONTEROSSO (12 Joe KNOWLES 76’), 10 Tommy AMPHLETT, 11 Tony TAYLOR (14 Ryan LOWRY 70’), 15 Scott BLACKMORE

Substitutes not used: RGK Todd HOYLE

Referee: Mathew Cheeseman

Assistant referees: Robert Hall, Tony Chorley