2024 NPLM Night Series: RedStar top of Group A, Bayswater lead Group B

Perth RedStar continued their perfect start to the 2024 NPLM Night Series to close in on a semi-final spot.

Nyle Weale got the only goal as RedStar beat Balcatta Etna 1-0 at Frank Drago Reserve, their third successive win. Callum Salmon’s side are two points clear at the top of Group A with two matches to play.

Perth RedStar made it three wins from three with victory over Balcatta Etna. Photo by FotoEnzo

In second position on seven points are Olympic Kingsway, who won 1-0 against Western Knights at Alfred Skeet Reserve. Liam Murray was the scorer.

Two points further back come Armadale, who picked up their first win with a 4-2 victory over Inglewood United. Pieter Jacobsz and Purvishna Appadoo had Armadale two-up at the break, before Inglewood replied through Yamamoto Kotaro's penalty and Shubham Mokala. Armadale regrouped and Amir Ajan restored their advantage, then Jacobsz sealed the result with his second.

Samuel Dweh Bayswater City
Samuel Dweh scored twice as Bayswater beat Floreat to go top of Group B. Photo by FotoEnzo

Bayswater City hit top spot in Group B as they saw off Floreat Athena 3-1. Bala Noah Shamaki struck first for Floreat, however Samuel Dweh netted twice to have Baysie leading at half-time. And in the final minute Josh Bell grabbed the third to make the game safe.

Bayswater sit two points ahead of Perth SC, who drew 2-2 with Fremantle City at Dorrien Gardens on Friday. Ollie La Galia scored first for Freo but that was quickly cancelled out by Gordon Perkins. Perth then looked to have won it when Federico Achilli scored in the 90th minute, before the evergreen Robert Petkov earned City a draw at the death.  

The Azzuri are one point better off than Freo and Stirling Macedonia, who are third on goal difference following Friday’s 1-1 draw against Perth Glory. Stirling led through an own goal, with Gio De Abreu on target for Glory.