NPL WA: Armdale loses final game of season to Subiaco 2-1

Armadale captain  Jesse Fuller.
Armadale captain Jesse Fuller.

ARMADALE lost its final game of the season, going down 2-1 to Subiaco at Alfred Skeet Reserve on Saturday.

Subiaco scored early but its hopes were dampened when Rory Feely was shown a red card just after the break.

Armadale equalised through a lively Ellis Healing but it was Ian McMurray who snatched the three points for the away side, who finished at the foot of the table.

The visitors got off to the best possible start when Michael Lawson opened the scoring on five minutes.

Armadale had a chance to respond in the 19th minute when Healing was fouled outside the box by Ross Jarman.

Healing took the resulting free kick but his effort was saved well by Ryan Montgomery.

Subiaco was denied the opportunity to go 2-0 up in the 43rd minute when a shot from Stefan Hill was blocked off the line.

A corner from Lawson was played low to Hill whose effort was denied by Healing guarding the far post.

It was Armadale’s turn to find a goal before the break just two minutes later when Darren Francis split the defence to find an open Michael Domfeh, but his shot went over the bar.

The away side were reduced to 10 men a mere four minutes into the second period when Rory Feely was given his marching orders for violent conduct.

Armadale capitalised on its one-man advantage in the 73rd minute when a cross from Jake Sardelic found a diving Healing whose header rifled into the back of the net.

Subiaco responded 10 minutes later when awarded a penalty for a handball inside the box.

McMurray stepped up to take the penalty and scored with composure to secure the victory.