Soccer: Armadale undone 3-2 by Cockburn City

ARMADALE’S poor start to the National Premier Leagues WA season continued as it slumped to 3-2 loss to Cockburn City at Alfred Skeet Reserve on Saturday.

All five goals came in the opening half as Cockburn twice came from behind to peg back Armadale, before taking the lead and refusing to relinquish it.

Armadale’s Joshua Tumoe said the performance was promising despite the result.

“The season is still young, we have a lot that we can do and I believe we will come out with good results,” Tumoe said.

Armadale went 1-0 up early thanks to a marauding run from full back Dylan White ended in him slotting home.

The lead lasted just five minutes when Armadale failed to clear a corner and Euen Grant poked home from inside the box.

Armadale re-took the lead through Tumoe, who slalomed though the Cockburn defence before dispatching the ball beyond Luke Radonich in goals.

Cockburn equalised 10 minutes later when David Araya was brought down in the box and Gian Albano converted the penalty.

Jesse Lazzaro then curled home a free kick past Craggs into the bottom left corner to give Cockburn the lead.

The second half proved to be a half of few chances, with Cockburn’s Liam Murray coming closest when his header drifted agonisingly wide.

The hosts tried to create chances but failed to test Radonich and Cockburn held out for a 3-2 win.

Armadale remains second-bottom with just three points from five games, while Cockburn sit fourth.