Stirling Macedonia and Perth Glory have maintained their winning starts to the NPL WA season, while Bayswater City and Olympic Kingsway remain the only two teams to not register a point. Tipped to contend at the start of the season, Stirling secured a valuable three points with a 2-1 win away to Perth RedStar, while the Glory youth team overcame Armadale 4-3 in a gripping encounter. Elsewhere, there were wins for Balcatta Etna, Cockburn City and Floreat Athena, while Perth SC also got their first win of the season. Up in Joondalup, all eyes were on the blockbuster clash between Stirling and RedStar, and it was the prolific Darryl Nicol who drew first blood for the hosts after just nine minutes. But the visitors hit back through former Gold Medal winner Calvin Whitney, before new signing Kingsley Eshun scored his second goal in as many games with a fantastic curling effort to seal the points. Down at Lark Hill, the Glory scored three first-half goals to take the lead, with James Overy scoring either side of a brace from Corey Sutherland. Pieter Jacobsz hit back for the visitors just before the break, only for the Glory to make it 4-1 early in the second half through Royie Rahamim. But Daniel Robinson’s finish reduced the deficit before Overy was given his second yellow card, and Armadale made use of the one-man advantage as Jacobsz nabbed a second. However, the Glory were able to hold on late, although Angel Andres Jr thought he had equalised late, only to be denied by the linesman’s flag. Defending champions Floreat got their first win of the campaign under bright lights at Kingsway, as Jesse Fuller’s header and a Noah Shamaki finish proved enough for them to prevail 2-0. Balcatta came from a goal down to beat Inglewood, who went ahead through a curling Shubham Mokala effort and initially maintained their lead through a string of impressive saves from Alex Dunn. However, Inglewood’s luck ran out when Chris Tilson accidentally diverted Jack Leech’s chip into his own net, before a late goal from Japanese signing Kotaro Yamamoto secured Etna the win. Perth beat Sorrento at Dorrien Gardens thanks to a Julian Teles goal, while in Spearwood, Cockburn came from a goal down to beat Bayswater, having fallen behind to a Jon Stynes’ header. Friday Zico levelled the scores in spectacular fashion with an outstanding long-range effort, before Ivan Skorich sent the Dalmatinac Park crowd into raptures when he snared the winner late in the second half. Meanwhile, Balcatta Etna began the NPLW season with a bang as they beat Curtin 9-0, while NTC caused a shock by beating reigning champions Perth RedStar 2-0. Perth got their campaign underway on the right foot with a 4-0 win over Subiaco, while Murdoch University Melville saw off Fremantle City 2-1 in a close-fought encounter.