Bayswater show their class at ECU

Bayswater show their class at ECU

Posted on April 6, 2015 in 'Reports'

Bayswater City continued their solid start to the new season, with a comfortable 3-1 win against ECU Joondalup at the ECU Sports Arena.

The game was over as a contest in the first half with Hayden Doyle, Todd Howarth and David Heagney all on target. The home side were reduced to ten men late with Stuart Montgomery sent off, and their consolation goal came from Tommy Amphlett in stoppage time.

Listen here to ECU Joondalup Coach Dale McCulloch speak to ‘Let’s Talk Football’ host Eamon Duffy.

It was a perfect start for the visitors and they were ahead in the third minute.  Howarth’s free kick beat keeper Jamie Serra and crashed off the crossbar and into the net. Things got worse for ECU and Bayswater doubled their lead on the quarter hour. Gustavo Giron-Marulanda played in Heagney, who held of his marker and finished clinically, curling the ball into the top corner of the net

Bayswater were going in for the kill, and Serra saved superbly to deny Heagney again moments later. But on 21 minutes they had the perfect opportunity to make it three when Heagney was brought down by Josh Tucker, and referee Adam Fielding pointed straight to the spot. Giron-Marulanda stepped up but saw his penalty superbly saved by Serra.

The home side pressed forward, and just before the break they had the chance to pull one back. Amphlett was presented the chance, after a poor clearance fell to him, but the former Perth Glory midfielder’s volley whistled the wrong side of the upright. Then to make matters worse, Bayswater went up the other end and added a third. Heagney’s ball in to the box was brought down by Marulanda and in the goalmouth scramble that ensued  Doyle fired home.

Whatever ECU coach Dale McCulloch said at the break worked, as his side were better in the second half and pressed the tight Bayswater defence, but they couldn’t break down Andy Reale, Chris Saldaris and Jamie Coyne. Just as they were getting back into the game they were reduced to ten men when Montgomery received his second yellow card, and was sent off, only three minutes after coming on.

Bayswater looked to bolster their goal difference, but Serra stood tall to pull off a string of fine saves to keep them at bay, the best a superb fingertip save to deny Heagney.  The home side second half performance was rewarded with a consolation goal in stoppage time. Amphlett’s shot from the edge of the penalty area, giving Devon Spence no chance.

“It was a solid performance from the boys today, we out played them in the 1st half and are playing some very good football at the moment,” Bayswater striker Heagney said. “It could have been more but we let them back in the game after the break, but it’s always good to win your first game on the road.”

ECU Joondalup 1 (Amphlett 90 + 1’)

Bayswater City 3 (Howarth 3’, Heagney 16’, Doyle 45 + 2’)

Saturday 4 April 2015

ECU Joondalup Football Stadium

ECU Joondalup: GK Jamie SERRA, 2 Ryan LOWRY, 4 Charlie COMYN-PLATT, 5 Carl RODGERS, 7 Paul MILLER (18 Stuart MONTGOMERY 65’), 9 Guy MCDONALD (6 Jon STYNES 46’), 10 Andy HIGGINS, 12 Josh TUCKER, 13 Tommy AMPHLETT, 14 Danny DIXON, 16 Scott BUSHBY – Substitutes not used: RGK Ash MAYNARD-BREWER,  11 Rowdy YATES, 17 Bayley MONTGOMERY

Yellow cards: Dixon 11’, Miller 51’, Montgomery 66’, 68’, Bushby 78’ – Red cards: Montgomery 68’

Bayswater City: GK Devon SPENCE, 5 Andy REALE, 3 Declan HARGREAVES (2 Aaron DELANEY), 6 Todd HOWARTH, 7 Hayden DOYLE (13 Trent KAY 70’), 9 Gustavo GIRON-MARULANDA, 12 Steve BURTON (10 Damien CATALANO 70’), 16 Jamie COYNE, 20 Sam MITCHINSON, 21 David HEAGNEY, 23 Christopher SALDARIS – Substitutes not used: RGK Jason SALDARIS, 10 Damien CATALANO, 17 Taban MAKOII.

Yellow Cards: Coyne 68’, Kay 71’, Delaney 90 + 3’ – Red Cards: Nil