Mario Marcinko gave the Lions the lead on the half hour, but Adam Hayton converted a penalty to send the sides into half time 1-1.

Phil Arnold regained the lead for the visitors, before Jared Love converted another penalty to give both sides a share of the spoils.

Perth SC produced a clinical performance, lead by the deadly duo of Andreas Oliveira and Ian McMurrary, brushing aside Inglewood 3-1 at 6PR Stadium.

After a long layoff with injury, McMurrary returned to the side in excellent form and his partnership with Oliveira was simply too much for Inglewood, with the latter scoring two goals and setting up the other.

More importantly Perth managed to secure their first win in five games keeping them in touch of top spot and good momentum going into the closing stages of the season.

First-half goals from James Robinson and Matt Barlow led Armadale to an upset 2-0 victory over Floreat Athena at E&D Litis Stadium.

The game was an open display of attacking football, with the two sides looking evenly matched despite five places separating them on the APB State Premier League ladder prior to kick-off.

Balcatta survived a furious late Cockburn City assault to notch a dramatic 2-1 victory at Grindleford Reserve on Saturday afternoon.

The result consigns Cockburn to the bottom of the APB Premier League ladder and is now in danger of relegation with just five rounds remaining.

Balcatta appeared to have the three points in the bag holding a two goal lead into the final 10 minutes of the match.

But in the 82nd minute the match turned on its head when Cockburn midfielder Jason Dos Santos broke apart Balcatta's defence and was brought down by goalkeeper Bobson Koroma in the penalty box.

Paul Natale converted the penalty to reignite Cockburn's spark and set up a dramatic finale, where the home side held on for a vital victory.

With Vuvuzelas playing, the atmosphere in the APB State Premier League's Round 17 night game at Hyundai Stadium was world class and despite no goals scored, football was a winner in a very entertaining clash between Mandurah City and Western Knights.

Despite dominating parts of the contest, the Knights failed to capitalise on a golden chance to go back on top of the table, giving Mandurah a valuable point in their quest to make the finals.

Two goals in the final 11 minutes gave bottom-of-the-table Swan United a dramatic 3-2 victory over ECU Joondalup at Edith Cowan University.

In an eventful match, Tom Shepheard headed the visitors in front on the stroke of half-time but goals from Phil O'Callaghan and Jamie Watt - the latter a penalty - looked like consigning Swans to their eighth league defeat of the season.

But a quite stunning strike from Darragh Kinnevey drew them level, before Brendan Knox - who had earlier missed from the spot - gave Jamie Goodman's side three priceless points in their quest to avoid relegation.

Words - Chris Correia

Photo - Peter Simcox (Lions striker Mario Marcinko and Sorrento midfielder Glen Thomas in action.)