Mandurah City 2 Morley Windmills 0
Mandurah City had to be patient to record their 11th victory of the season at Hyundai Stadium on Saturday night.
But their patience paid off in the 75th minute when Joe O’Brien cooly lobbed the Morley keeper to give City a deserved lead.
City had spent the first half camped in the Morley half, peppering the visitors’ goal with nothing to show for it.
Veteran and club legend Christian Paskewich led the line superb in the absence of Craig Tone and City were also missing the injured Paul Jackson, Matt Stares and Craig Young with defender Tom Straker suspended.
New signing Dave Parker, recently arrived from British North West Counties league side Daisy Hill, added bite at the back as City opted to use skipper Andy Brown in an unconventional No. 10 role.
Winger Johnny Brookes was lefty ohm the bench after pulling hop at Bunbury last week and Brazilian midfielder Santos was also unavailable.
But City were always on control and the efforts of Morley’s outstanding keeper kept the scores level at the break.
Jordan Rhodes saw a couple of efforts saved before the patience assistance coach Steve Robinson was preaching, paid off in the 75th minute after O’Brien had replaced the weary legs of Paskewich.
A nothing ball into the box saw O’Brien bring it down before sending a perfect;y flighted lob over the keeper and into the net.
With the deadlock broken, City went looking for a second, which came six minutes later as O’Brtien linked with Abe Tcuono for the latter to fire home.