Cockburn, Inglewood share eight goals
Report by Samuel Hays
Cockburn City and Inglewood United produced a thrilling 4-4 draw at Dalmatinac Park on Saturday in Round Two of the NPL WA.
Hamza Hina netted twice, including Inglewood's equaliser deep into added time, while Daniel Robinson bagged a hat-trick for Cockburn in an end-to-end encounter.
The floodgates were opened after only five minutes when Hina was allowed space on the edge of the box and he made the Cockburn defence pay with a clean strike past Luke Radonich.
But the home side responded just two minutes later as Robinson put away his spot kick following Jamie Murphy's foul inside the box.
Robinson was again clinical in the 23rd minute after he found himself in the right place at the right time to slot home from a corner.
Just after the break Cockburn went 3-1 up when Ryan Pratt was rewarded for his pressure on keeper Alex Dunn, who cleared it straight into Pratt and could only watch as the ball rolled over the line.
Inglewood got back into the contest after 60 minutes after Sam Riak tapped home from close range.
Hina thought he had completed the comeback only to see his header rebound off the post along with the follow-up effort. But the equaliser did arrive in the 83rd minute when Chok Dau was played through and he Radonich and scored into an empty net.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">GOAL 90' | <a href="https://twitter.com/CockburnCitySC?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@CockburnCitySC</a> regain the lead through Daniel Robinson from the spot <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NPLWA?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#NPLWA</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/FootballWest?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@FootballWest</a> <a href="https://t.co/2mMVKHiKO8">pic.twitter.com/2mMVKHiKO8</a></p>— Samuel Hays (@samueljhays) <a href="https://twitter.com/samueljhays/status/1109377965635174400?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 23, 2019</a></blockquote>
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Neither side settled for the point and it looked as if Cockburn had done enough when Robinson put away his second penalty to complete his hat-trick in the 89th minute after being brought down in the box by Scott Blackmore.
Hina had other ideas, however, and in the seventh minute of added time he netted a stunning goal to spark wild celebrations.
Star man: Hamza Hina (Inglewood United)
Cockburn City 4 (Robinson pen 7, 23, pen 89, Pratt 47)
Inglewood United 4 (Hina 5, 90+7, Riak 60, Dau 83)
Saturday, March 23, 2019
Referee: David Bruce
Assistant referees: Walter Ciotti and Adrien Liechti
Cockburn City: 1. Luke Radonich (GK), 4. Euen Grant (C), 6. Ruben Tristao, 8. Cameron Edwards, 11. Harry O’Brien (7. Luccas Mello 71), 12. Ryan Pratt, 5. Julien Teles, 15. Daniel Santich, 16. Daniel Robinson (14. Hayden Stevens 90), 20. Ashley Rosindale (10. David Araya 85), 21. Jesse Lazzaro
Substitutes not used: 18. Adam Anfuso, 23. Ben Radonich (RGK)
Yellow cards: Mello 76, Teles 95
Red cards: Nil
Inglewood United: 1. Alex Dunn (GK), 4. Scott Blackmore (C), 16. Jamie Murphy, 14. Steve Sokol (6. Milorad Vujacic 81), 17. Mark Barnett, 9. Chok Dau, 5. Sam Riak, 15. Brian Farrell, 7. Hamza Hina, 10. Anthony Bafobusha (23. Zdenek Bezdek 86), 8. Jason Barrera
Substitutes not used: 21. Josiah Godfrey (RGK), 13. Nelson Tshongo, 12. John Guya
Yellow cards: Murphy 7, Bafobusha 42, Riak 53, Blackmore 88
Red cards: Nil