Goals were the order of the day at Carnegie Reserve, however, not in the favour of Port Pirates reserves.
In an eventful first half, Pirates took the lead when Jackson Dayee pounced on a loose ball inside the area before taking the ball around the keeper and finishing in an empty net. Goalkeeper Reed Kaluza became the busiest man on the park after Pirates took the lead, first saving a penalty from Jacob Lavery before making another save from close range. He was eventually beaten, though, when Strikers were able to make the most of a scrappy build up, and then, took the lead through a wonderful effort which Kaluza could do nothing about.
Determined to restore clarity, Pirates pushed in search of a second and found it through Joe Hutchinson who shot low and hard giving the man on the line no chance of clearing. Then, on the stroke of half time, Tyson Adams rose like a salmon to head home from a Matteo Bordin cross to make it 3-2 for Port.
However, much like last week at Noarlunga, the Reserves found themselves being out fought in the second half and went on to concede another penalty which was converted by Allison before conceding two more in quick succession to give Western Strikers a hard fought 5-3 win.