Catarcione leads Perth comeback against Subiaco
Report by Gunther De Vos
Perth SC’s Gustavo Catarcione inspired a come from behind 2-1 win against Subiaco at Rosalie Park on Saturday.
Kevin White had given Subiaco the lead in the 22nd minute but Cataricione fired back with two goals before the half-time break to seal the win.
Perth coach Ramon Falzon said Subiaco’s goal was a wake-up call.
“We reacted well after that shock,” he said. “But we made life complicated for ourselves.
“I am not happy with the way we played in the second half. We were too selfish and didn’t get the basics right. Too often, we didn’t stick to the plan.”
Subiaco took control in the opening minutes with Perth goalkeeper Francis Soale springing into action to deny Jackson Darnell.
The resulting corner was whipped in but James Casserly’s headed effort sailed over the bar.
The home team’s enthusiasm was rewarded when White received the ball from a cross into the box and his powerful volley left Soale stunned.
Subiaco’s lead was short-lived, however, with Catarcione levelling just three minutes later.
Dino Topcagic sent in a free-kick and Catarcione was on hand to convert on 25 minutes.
And the Perth marksman was on hand again in the 38th minute to put his side in the lead, firing past goalkeeper Ryan Montgomery.
Subiaco started the second-half with renewed spirit. Darnell was again denied by Soale and Lawson’s effort went wide.
Perth, too, had their chances with Tom King and Catarcione testing goalkeeper Montgomery.
The home team pushed for a late equaliser and in the dying minutes of the game, Soale denied White resulting in a corner.
Montgomery ran up to get in on the action and it was the keeper, who could have equalised but his header sailed wide.
Subiaco coach Michael Brazil said his side needed to learn from their mistakes.
“I think we did everything we had to do today,” he said.“But once again, we made two mistakes and that lead to two goals.
“We are not learning from our errors. I can only hope that we will learn now for our next games and stop making the same mistakes.”
Subiaco AFC 1 (White 22min)
Perth SC 2 (Catarcione 25min, 38)
Saturday, June 18, 2016
Rosalie Park, Subiaco
Kick-off: 3:00 pm
Subiaco AFC: 1. Ryan MONTGOMERY (GK), 6. Kevin CASTLE, 5. James CASSERLY (14. George TCHAMI 71), 2. Ross JARMAN, 3. Ger FITZGERALD, 13. Dylan ANDREWS, 8. Michael LAWSON, 10. Rory FEELY, 4. Jackson DONGRAY (11. Owen COATES 75), 9. Kevin WHITE, 7. Jackson DARNELL (15. Zack EDWARDS 71).
Substitutes not used: Banin HASHEM, Hamish ST GEORGE
Yellow cards: Fitzgerald 57
Red cards: nil
Perth SC: 1. Francis SOALE (GK), 13. Rocco PIZZATA, 4. Adrian MADASCHI, 5. Nathan DIAZ, 2. David FILIPPOU, 16. Thomas JEBB, 8. Tom KING, 10. Nicholas AMBROGIO (17. Francesco FURFARO 80), 3. Andreas THEODOSIASDES (12. Jordan DE LEO 63), 9. Gustavo CATARCIONE, 14. Dino TOPCAGIC (7. Aleksandar JOVIC 71).
Substitutes not used: Hayley ORR, Gianluca DE FELICE
Yellow cards: Catarcione 31
Red cards: nil