Kingsway, Knights maintain perfect starts to set up top-of-the-table clash

Olympic Kingsway continue to lead the way in Men’s State League Division One after a 5-1 win over 10-man Forrestfield United kept their 100% record intact.

Visitors Forrestfield took the lead through an own goal on 25 minutes, but they then put through their own net before the break to leave the game tied at 1-1.

Ciaran Byrne then struck a second-half double to put David Tough's side in control. The first was a near-post header from James Fanelli's cross and the second was from the penalty after Jake Melia handled on the line.

Two late goals added gloss to the scoresheet as Tyler Garner rifled into the bottom corner and Richard Howles sneaked his effort in at the near post to complete the scoring.

Olympic Kingsway v Forrestfield Utd Photo by Cat Bryant Photography
Action from Olympic Kingsway's win over Forrestfield. Photo by Cat Bryant Photography

Western Knights have also had a 100% start to the 2022 campaign and sit three points behind Kingsway having played a game fewer due to a Covid postponement.

The top two meet this Saturday, but Knights took care of business on the weekend with a 1-0 win at bottom side Dianella White Eagles.

Dean Hurley provided the match winning moment 13 minutes from time with a brilliant goal from distance as the hosts still wait for their first league win.

Subiaco are next in the table and were the weekend's big movers as they went to third following a come-from-behind 2-1 win away to UWA Nedlands.

Jordan Kelly headed in a corner to give the home side the advantage, but Subi levelled when Hayden Boffey pulled back for Emmanuel Langoya to plant home.

The winner was scored just past the hour mark when Langoya fed a pass to Jordan Allen-Rana, who kept his cool to finish and give Subiaco their third win of the season.

Fremantle City dropped to fourth after a 2-2 draw with Joondalup United where both teams finished with 10 men.

Tood Howarth's opener was cancelled out by Matthew Corrigan, but Hamza Hina fourth goal of the season ensured City took a lead into the half time break.

Scott Hoyle was shown two yellow cards in six minutes as Joondalup United were a man down, but that did not stop them from equalising nine minutes from time via Jay Lang's penalty.

Joshua Macri was shown his second yellow shortly after, but no late goals would arrive as Fremantle stayed unbeaten with two wins and two draws and United sit ninth.

Mandurah City leapfrogged Murdoch University Melville to go fifth as two Hamish Van Dieken goals helped the Dolphins win the fixture between the pair.

Christos Vaenas gave MUM FC an early lead in the evening kick-off when he capitalised on a defensive mix up, but Craig Barker's header and Joe O'Brien's lob turned it around within 13 minutes of the opener.

Patrick Sara levelled a minute before half-time from an indirect free-kick inside the area, only for Van Dieken's double in the final 20 minutes delivered the points.

The former Rockingham City NPL youngster lashed home with the aid of a deflection for his first, but the second was a stunning strike from long distance as Mandurah won back-to-back games.

Finally, Quinns won for the first time this as they made the long trip to Rockingham and took home the three points in a 2-0 win.

Harley Curran got the first on six minutes and Ben Hinshelwood headed in a second 11 minutes after half time for Glen Grostate's side.

Division One results

In Division Two, Carramar Shamrock Rovers extended their lead at the summit to four points following a 4-1 win away to Ashfield.

Gabriel Riquelme gave the visitors a scare with the opener, but Jack Bardsley and Daniel Pearce struck within a minute of each other to turn it around.

A late goal for Alan Reidy and a second for Pearce extended the margin as Gerry MacEwan's side won their fifth game of 2022.

Kingsley Westside remain unbeaten in second place but lost ground on the leaders after a 1-1 draw at Curtin on Friday night. Both goals were scored in the second half with Curtin’s Angus Christie cancelling out Kieron Salmon's opener.

Gosnells are third after winning 5-2 against Morley Windmills. James Burns found the net twice as Marc Anthony's side went 5-0 up at Walter Padbury Reserve before a couple of second half Windmills consolations.

At the other end of the table Canning City got their first of the season as they defeated Joondalup City 1-0 thanks to a Cameron Hewitt goal. The result helped Canning leapfrog Joondalup in the standings.

Balga also tasted victory for the first time in the league as two goals from Bleron Mamudi lifted his team to a 3-1 win over Swan United who finished the game with nine men.

And Bright Ababio’s 91st minute equaliser ensured South West Phoenix collected their first point this term as they finished 3-3 against Wanneroo City at Hay Park. Incredibly, this was the Roos’ fourth successive 3-3 draw, while Phoenix are two points behind second bottom Joondalup City with two games in hand.

Division Two results

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