ARMADALE’S potent counter-attacking trio Kyle King, Joshua Tomue and Papa Kpatar were all on target in a 3-0 win over Floreat Athena at Alfred Skeet Reserve on Saturday.
Armadale coach John O’Reilly praised his teams’ performance, and called it the best of the season.
“Last week we got our tactics wrong, so for this week and the next block of games we need to be a defensive team,” he said.
Floreat coach Glenn Grostate seemed to be at a loss for words to explain his team’s performance.
“I think we just couldn’t deal with today, it was one of those days and they made us pay, so full credit to them” he said.
Armadale got off to a flying start, with King scoring its first in the 12th minute.
After receiving a cross from the right wing, he controlled the ball before flicking it over a Floreat defender and poking it home from close range.
King turned provider on the stroke of half time, sending a pinpoint right footed cross on to the boot of Kpatar, who turned it in from close range to double Armadale’s advantage at the break.
Tomue stepped up for Armadale’s third in the 75th minute, neatly turning the ball inside a defender before sliding it into the goal to seal the victory.
The win takes Armadale to 10 points, while Floreat remains second on 17 points.
Points were shared across the other six matches on Saturday afternoon with Bayswater City and ECU Joondalup playing out a 2-2 draw, as did Subiaco and Mandurah City.
Sorrento were held 1-1 away to Cockburn City with Perth Glory and Inglewood United also sharing the same scoreline.
Goals were hard to come by as Balcatta kept Perth SC at bay finishing 0-0 at Grindleford Reserve while Joondalup United and Stirling Lions also finished in a goalless draw at Percy Doyle Reserve.
NPL WA RESULTS Saturday, April 15
Armadale 3 (King 11min, Kpatar 45, Tomue 75)
Floreat Athena 0
Cockburn City 1 (Robinson 58min)
Sorrento 1 (Morgan 9min)
Bayswater City 2 (Sam 23min, Gibson 85)
ECU Joondalup 2 (Nicol 21min, Amphlett 22)
Perth SC 0
Joondalup United 0
Stirling Lions 0
Inglewood United 1 (Salmon 87min)
Perth Glory 1 (Petratos 45min)
Subiaco 2 (McMurray 45min, Feely 73)
Mandurah City 2 (Rhodes 39min, 86)