NPL WA: Bayswater City suffers shock 1-0 loss to relegation candidates Armadale


Lawrence Shurama. Picture: Kate Jackson
Lawrence Shurama. Picture: Kate Jackson

ARMADALE caused a major upset defeating title contenders Bayswater City 1-0 at Alfred Skeet Reserve on Saturday.

An early strike from Micheal Domfeh was the difference between the two sides as Armadale snapped a run of five consecutive defeats.

Armadale coach Paul Price said he was proud of his team’s performance.

“We had three players in the back four playing out of position and they put on a fantastic display of defence,” he said.

“It was always going to be a battle to defend in the second-half as we were against the wind but the boys played fantastically well.

“The fact was that Bayswater needed to win so they were going to come out like a house on fire because they are aspiring to win the league.”

He said Armadale needed the win to escape relegation.

Bayswater coach Chris Coyne said he was disappointed his side could not convert their opportunities.

“I thought Armadale were tremendous, they worked hard and as a group I thought they were fantastic,” he said.

“I believe we are structurally fine as a team but we just need to show a bit more desire and endeavour.

“To win leagues you have to be ruthless, you have to be hard and you have to do the one-percenters and at the moment we have too many players not doing the one-percenters which is why we only have two points now from five games.”