Round 11: UWA 3-3 Morley

 MAN OF THE MATCH CONOR DEVLIN ON THE BALL - CREDIT: GABRIELE MALUGA

MAN OF THE MATCH CONOR DEVLIN ON THE BALL - CREDIT: GABRIELE MALUGA

It was an enthralling battle at The Mac in Round 11 as UWA fought back to claim a point against an in-form Morley Windmills side 3-3.

A double from influential midfielder Conor Devlin and a dramatic last gasp equaliser from the prolific Alex Kretowicz ensured uni claimed their first draw of the season.

Morley, who were fresh off a surprise win over league leaders Gwelup last week, showed exactly why they sit in the top four early doors, as they opened the scoring in what was almost their first foray into the final third.

Devlin then equalised from the penalty spot in the 40th-minute after Kretowicz was fouled. A superb ball from 'keeper Alex Preece found Bryce Conway, who headed in behind the defence to an on-rushing Devlin, with the playmaker cutting the ball across the box which eventually led to the Morley defender missing the ball and taking Kretowicz down in the area.

In a cruel twist of fortunes, Devlin would then turn the ball into his own net just moments later from a dangerous Morley free-kick as it ended 2-1 to the visitors at half-time.

UWA pressed hard to level the ledger again in the second half, with Luke Randazzo firing a few shots on goal as he continued to link up nicely with Kretowicz.

 KRETOWICZ ONCE AGAIN HIT THE SCORESHEET WITH A LATE EQUALISER - CREDIT: GABRIELE MALUGA

KRETOWICZ ONCE AGAIN HIT THE SCORESHEET WITH A LATE EQUALISER - CREDIT: GABRIELE MALUGA

Morley threatened on the counter, but it was the hosts who would strike next as Devlin slotted a low curling strike into the bottom corner following Randazzo's pass to the edge of the area.

Uni would again concede sharply after scoring, with Morley's long ball in behind catching the defence on the back-foot with their second-half substitue heading home from close-range to make it 3-2.

UWA refused to accept defeat and got their deserved reward in almost the final act of the match, with Kretowicz beating numerous defenders in the area and dispatching into the roof of the net following a fantastic through ball from substitute Patrick Morrison to see the spoils shared in a memorable match.

In other results, the 18's and Reserves claimed all three points in respective 5-4 wins in what was an absolute goal-fest at The Mac. The U16's enjoyed a 5-1 win to take them top of the Division 1 ladder.

The State League women's team grabbed a 3-2 win over Bunbury in the 2nd Round of the Cup, while Metro side succumbed to a penalty shootout loss to Rockingham in Round 3.

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