NPL WA: Armadale earns valuable point in Bayswater City stalemate

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ARMADALE SC claimed a valuable point in a 0-0 draw against Bayswater City in the National Premier Leagues WA at Alfred Skeet Reserve.

It was the second time the two teams had met in less than a week, as Armadale more than made up for its 5-0 drubbing in the FFA Cup earlier in the week.

Armadale coach John O’Reilly was pleased with the turnaround.

“I felt we gave them too much space in key areas on Tuesday,” he said.

“(The game) was about making sure we worked the whole game.

“The boys did a fantastic job, I couldn’t ask for anymore.”

Despite having more of the game, Bayswater could not find a way past a well-drilled Armadale defence.

They had the majority of possession in the early stages of the game and could have taken the lead in the 13th minute, only for Gustavo Giron Marulanda blazed his shot wide of the goal.

Jason Micro wasted their best chance of the game when he rounded goalkeeper Michael Craggs, but took too long to shoot, allowing Craggs to make a last ditch save.

The second half started in a similar fashion, with Bayswater having the majority of possession without finding the target for long spells

With just three minutes left, David Heagney went close, heading just over the bar from outside the area.

Despite being on the back foot, Armadale almost stole the game with seconds remaining, when they found themselves two-on-one against goalkeeper Devon Spence, but an over-hit pass was claimed by the keeper.