Joondalup late show not enough

Joondalup late show not enough

Posted on June 7, 2013 in 'Reports'

Inglewood United survived a late onslaught to edge out ECU Joondalup 4-3 on a sunny afternoon in the northern suburbs. (Report by Smith and substitute Tony Taylor scored in the closing stages to add to Tanner Selyer’s first half finish, however, the damage had already been by David Perich, Andrija Jukic an own goal and Michael Baczynski. “There were no standouts today, but a team of stars which is always pleasing for me,” winning coach Graham Normanton told “We conceded three woeful goals, so there’s still plenty of work to do.”

The better moves of a lively opening came from the host side, Jon Higgins and Scott Blackmore placing over the crossbar before Selyer’s half-volley was tipped away by goalkeeper Luke Martino. All that good work was undone in the 13th minute when Andy Banks poor defensive pass was straight to the feet of Perich, who had no difficulty slotting into an empty net from 17-metres. Inglewood slowly but surely took control with Andrija Jukic and Perich stinging the gloves of Banks in the space of a few minutes

Inglewood got the goal they were after in the 33rd minute when Jukic converted a dubious penalty awarded for Shaun Timmins challenge on Daniel Thompson, who went down theatrically inside the 18-yard box. There was worse was to come for Joondalup. A corner floated in by Jukic in the 37th minute cleared Banks but not Blackmore, who had the misfortune of turning into his own net. Selyer had an immediate response for Joondalup, the striker converting from close-range after his initial shot was blocked by the defence.

The second half was four minutes old when Baczynski added his name to the scoresheet, the Inglewood captain nut-megging one defender before expertly curling into the top corner from 22-metres. Banks made amends for his earlier error by pushing away substitute Shane Pickering’s dipping long-range drive. Blackmore set the wheels in motion for a tense finish by playing over the defence for Tony Taylor whose cut back was rammed in from 8-metres by Smith. The game was injury time when Taylor side-footed in after Inglewood were caught ball watching at Joe Knowles low centre.

Joondalup coach Salv Todaro lamented his team’s poor defending which, ultimately, decided the game. “The first goal was a bad error on our part, it was a naive penalty to concede and an unfortunate own goal, so the way I see it we performed reasonably well in the first half but were severely punished by three key errors,” he said. “On the whole we played some great football and when you score three goals in a game you expect some points out of it, we just desperately need to cut these silly defensive errors out of our game.”

ECU Joondalup 3 (Tanner SELYER 39’, Smith 75’, Taylor 90’)

Inglewood United 4 (Perich 13’, Jukic 35’ pen, Blackmore OG 37’, Baczynski 50’)

Referee: Tim Miller

ECU Joondalup: GK Andy BANKS, 2 Jack OLDHAM, 5 Jon HIGGINS, 7 Joe SMITH, 3 Shaun TIMMINS, 8 Matty ITALIANO, 7 Joe SMITH, 9 Tanner SELYER (17 Justin PEARCE 80’), 10 Jon HIGGINS (12 Tony TAYLOR 70’), 11 Andy HIGGINS (14 Joe KNOWLES 70’), 15 Scott BLACKMORE – Substitutes not used: RGK Jock DRISCOLL, 19 Tommy JONES

Yellow cards: Smith 81’, Blackmore 90’

Inglewood United: GK Luke MARTINO, 3 Matt DANSKIN, 4 Shaun KILKELLY, 5 Rikki SMITH, 6 Andrija JUKIC, 17 Daniel THOMPSON (16 Koji YAMADA 57’), 8 David PERICH, 11 James SAMMUT, 7 Michael BACZYNSKI, 14 Craig SIMPSON, (13 Shane PICKERING 45’), 18 Jason COLLI – Substitutes not used: RGK Francis SOALE, 2 Connor DEVLIN, 10 Jarrod McNALLY

Yellow cards: Smith 42’, Sammut 54’, Yamada 90’