THE Peel Rebels have come away with a 2-0 win over the Westside Wolves on the weekend at home in Mandurah.
For the first time this year the Rebels showed the strength and team work that got them into the top league.
The side had a strong organised defence and a willingness to work for each other without the nervousness of previous games.
The Rebels had a 2-0 lead secured at half-time and had to withstand whatever the Wolves could throw at them in the second half.
New coach Adam Williamson has lifted the confidence level of the playing group with Jarrod Jones, once again the Rebels best player in goals.
Cale Varris, Alex Wenn, Adam Williamson, Scott Forsythe and Sean Griffiths were all part of a well-knit defence while Leigh Myers scored in his 250th game with Dylan Towie claiming the second.
In a sour note Lance Wiggers was injured in the game and will face time on the sidelines.
Willowbridge ladies defeated the 2011 premiers Rockingham 2-1.
Jenna Vermeulen and Loxey Webb continually set up attacking plays but the first 20 minutes of the second half proved tough as Rockingham threw everything at them. One goal was conceded but Willowbridge gradually got on top again in the latter stages of the game.
The midfield, led by Katy Vipond were inspirational on the day.
Peel’s Provisional One men’s side played University and were unfortunate to only come away with a 2-all draw.
A goal given after the full-time whistle was blown ensured both sides left the match with points. But missed chances during the game cost the side.
Goalkeeper Kyle Daniels was forced to make many saves while younger brother Troy began to find his feet as a forward.
Nathan Germano and Andrew Peckover continue to dominate the defence with Thorben Burmeister and Cameron Hearn controlling the midfield.
Hearn looks set for a small stint on the sidelines due to a hamstring injury sustained in the match.
Peel’s Alliance men’s side had their first win of the season with an exciting 5-2 defeat of Westside Wolves.
After being down 2-1, the side clawed their way back to 2-all and it was anyone’s game from there.
Led by Aaron Reichardt the side scored three goals in the last eight minutes to take the win.
Michael Woolacott and Mark Sergi were solid in defence while youngsters Mitch Banyard, Eric Willyams and Josh Casey showed they can more than hold their own at that level.
In the Under 17s Peel’s Junior girls went down 1-4 to Willeton Reds.
The first half was an absorbing effort by both sides, with the ball moving from one end to the other with ease.
Down by one at half time, Brittany McNabb and Verity Birmingham were able to hold out many scoring attempts by the Reds.
A goal to Brodee Taylor gave them a chance but the Reds were too strong.
In A-Reserve, the Peel Rebel boys were forced to play their Perth games on grass, but came away with a win over WASPS 4-0.
Marshall Pusey and Sandon Isle were the pick of the forwards, while David Foletta picked up two goals.