NPL: Armadale thumped by table-topping Inglewood 5-2

NPL: Armadale thumped by table-topping Inglewood 5-2

ARMADALE remain with just one win on the ladder following a 5-2 loss to top of the ladder Inglewood at Inglewood Stadium on Saturday.

Inglewood striker Kenny Keogh bagged his second brace in two games to bring his tally to eight goals this season.

It was the seventh win after eight rounds for the high-flying Inglewood team.

It took Inglewood only seven minutes to find the back of the net with Keogh making a quick break down the right and picking out striker Brian Woodall who made no mistake.

Inglewood was in control, but failed to create more danger in front of goalkeeper Alfie Brincat.

Armadale did not look dangerous either, but scored from their first opportunity; Dylan White equalised in the 28th minute after good work from Papa Kpatar.

Inglewood quickly took the lead again through Calum O’Connell after a cross from the left.

Inglewood lost striker Woodall after he dislocated a finger shortly before halftime, but they showed in the second half why it is leading the National Premier Leagues WA.

Migas scored Inglewood’s third before a brace by Kenny Keogh made it 5-1.

Armadale’s White bagged his brace in the 89th minute but the visiting team never looked to be able to beat the league-leading Inglewood.

Armadale coach Paul Price was very disappointed with his team’s performance.

“I don’t think Inglewood was that good. We gave away four really bad goals,” he said.

“You cannot win that way. Some of my players just gave up the last 20 minutes of the game. This was the worst performance since I’ve been with the team.”

Next week, Armadale play host to Sorrento while Inglewood will look to extend their lead at the top of the table against Subiaco.