STIRLING Lions moved to joint top of the APB Premier Division table after a 3-2 local derby win against Balcatta at Grindleford Reserve on Saturday.
The Lions led 2-0 with goals from Stef Frost and Mario Marcinko before Ashley Rosindale reduced the margin before the break.
Bobby Wilson restored the Lions two-goal cushion early in the second half, but a goal five minutes from time from Adam Tong gave the Lions some nervous moments near the end but they hung on for maximum points.
A resurgent Cockburn City continued their fine APB State Premier League form with a comfortable 4-1 victory over Armadale at Dalmatinac Park.
The home side blew out to a four goal half time lead, with central midfielder Adrian Webster scoring a double either side of strikes from Rory Feely and Anthony Pereira, before Steve McDonald pulled back a consolation for the visitors.
Inglewood's impressive recent form continued with a 2-0 win over Mandurah in the APB State Premier League feature game at 6PR Stadium.
The win lifted Inglewood away from the foot of the table and giving them an important buffer away from the relegation zone.
A first-half goal from Ryan Clarke and a penalty to Rory Grant early in the second half was able to seal the vital victory.
ECU Joondalup bounced back from their 4-1 defeat at Mandurah to upset league leaders Western Knights 2-1 at Edith Cowan University.
Inspirational skipper Dale McCulloch led the way, opening the scoring in the second minute and Garin Collins made it 2-0 late on, with Daniel Micevski netting in stoppage-time for the visitors who had Anthony Campbell sent off just past the hour mark.
It was a deserved win for Syd Amphlett's side who limited the much-vaunted Knights outfit to mostly long-range efforts as they rekindled their own play-off hopes.
Sorrento is primed for an assault on the top four after a late comeback victory over a gallant Swan United at Percy Doyle Reserve on Saturday afternoon.
The 2-1 win cements Sorrento in fifth position on the APB State Premier League, while the result consigns Swan to the foot of the table.
A headed goal from imposing striker Liam Boland gave Swan the advantage in the 65th minute, but their lead was quickly curtailed by an aggressive Sorrento side thanks to late goals from Brodie Martin and Joe Lamplough.
Perth held firm under pressure to share the points with Floreat in a drama-filled APB Premier League fixture at Litis Stadium on Sunday.
Despite countless attacks against a Perth side reduced to 10 men just before half-time, Floreat squandered many chances and was forced to settle for a draw.
The draw leaves Floreat in third, a point ahead of Perth, when a win could have allowed the club to move level with ladder leaders Stirling and Western Knights.
Words - Chris Correia
Photo - Ben Fitzpatrick (Swans 'keeper Daniel Agudelo watches Joe Lampough's free kick sail into the top corner)