NPL WA: Mandurah City’s 4-2 loss to Armadale sees it rooted to bottom of ladder

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ARMADALE beat Mandurah City 4-2 on Sunday afternoon at Peelwood Reserve, with three goals from Kyle King and one from David Annall.

Mandurah’s Jordan Rhodes and Oriol Fernandez grabbed a goal each, in a game where the difference was due to each team’s finishing and ball usage.

Mandurah’s coach Doug Hesketh acknowledged this difference in his post-match comments.

“I don’t think that we were smart enough with the ball,” he said.

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“I didn’t think that we played a particularly better team than us, but I thought we were a bit naive, we could have been a bit smarter.

“At the end of the day, they scored more than us, so they were the better team.

“The result doesn’t lie, but we’re not playing to our potential”.

He felt that his side had fallen into the trap of trying to match Armadale’s counter-attacking style and had utilised too many long balls.

The victory was Armadale’s second for the season and takes them to seven points, five clear of Mandurah, who sit at the foot of the table.