NPL WA: missed penalty costly as Armadale settles for point in nil-all draw with Perth Glory

NPL WA: missed penalty costly as Armadale settles for point in nil-all draw with Perth Glory

MISSED opportunities proved costly for both Perth Glory and Armadale as they drew 0-0 at Ashfield Arena in round 14 of the National Premier Leagues WA.

In a scrappy game, both sides failed to convert their chances in front of goal, most notably Armadale forward Billy Quinncroft’s missed penalty.

Armadale coach John O’Reilly felt his side should have got more from the match.

“That was always going to be a tight game. Not a great consolation, but we did get a point, which is more than we did last time,” he said.

“When you get a penalty in a game you’d like to think that you’re at least going to go a goal ahead and make the opposition come at you.”

Perth Glory was largely in control during the first half up until the penalty, but could not find a goal despite its attacking efforts.

An early Glory header from striker Michael Domfeh was on target in the 13th minute, but was disallowed for offside.

The visitors had the chance to take the lead when Walter Scott caught Dylan White in the area and the referee pointed to the spot.

However, goalkeeper Jackson Lee was up to the task, making a superb save to his right.

Armadale started the second half much better than the first and almost took the lead after scrappy piece of defending gave Armadale’s Quinncroft a sight of goal but he shot wide.

It was as close as either side came to breaking the deadlock and they were forced to settle for a share of the points.

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