First team thrash Port Kennedy
The North Beach Amateurs bounced back from their 5-0 thumping at the hands of the league leaders last week with the 6-2 thrashing of another team from Douth.
Port Kennedy found themselves 2-0 down within the first quarter of an hour, with the first-half seeing six goals scored and beach leading 4-2 into the second half.
Ross Westwood, Kitson Catalfamo, Luke Wearing and an own goal were the source of Beach’s first four.
The second half was less eventful, with both sides locked in a back and forth tussle for possession. Beach could have run away with the game, but missed opportunities and the North Beach Bobble™ kept the floodgates shut.
A forced change for Ross Westwood’s sore neck saw Harry Richings come on for the last 15 minutes of the game.
Although a magnet for some pretty hard challenges, Richings made an impact a few minutes after coming on. Luke Aitken picked up Richings’ high cross, cutting it back to Kitson Catalfamo, who then unleashed a strike from outside the box to get his brace.
Another goal two minutes later from leading goalscorer Benny Reynolds (14) finished Port Kennedy off, with the gaming ending 6-2.
The win keeps North Beach in the fight for promotion to the Premier League, emphasising its seniors’ teams ambitions.
Just three points separate Beach from the coveted promotion place, with only one of their promotion rivals left to play in the season’s last six games.
All teams on form
The Reserves are close to securing their fourth consecutive title after beating the Port Kennedy Reserves 1-0.
They are now EIGHT points clear at the top of the league table and have been dominant all season.
Should North Beach see Premier League football next season, the Reserves will be in good shape to challenge the top amateur clubs in the state.
The Third’s are also in a good position to see a promotion from the Metro-North Division 3 league, sitting second on goal difference with a game-in-hand on the teams below.
The 1-0 win against Olympic Kingsway saw them leapfrog the leaders Kingsley Westside, and are now level on points with new league leaders UWA.
The Fours are also in the running for a promotion from the Metro-North Division 5, just six points off second in the league.
They drew 1-1 against the league leaders Alexander Florina, keeping them at bay with only one substitute available.
The depth of the North Beach senior squad has enabled all teams to be competitive in their respective leagues.
Around the grounds:
Ellenbrook 6-2 NB Masters (Nth Div 2)
Dianella 3-3 NB O45’s (North A)
Chindits 3-0 NB O45’s (North C)
NB 1’s 4-2 Sorrento (Metro Nth Div 1)
NB 2’s 2-0 Wanneroo (Metro Nth Div 3)