10 man Army held by Balcatta

10 man Army held by Balcatta
Report by Kelechi Osunwa

League leaders Balcatta SC left it late to snatch a 1-1 draw against a spirited 10 man Armadale side in yesterday’s National Premier League Western Australia encounter at Alfred Skeet Reserve.

Armadale went down to 10 men in the 34th minute after Michael Lawson was given his marching orders for two bookable offenses in the space of 15 minutes.

Armadale sat deep and frustrated the visitor with Shubham Mokala looking most to break their stout defence.

But with 15 mins to go Armadale took the lead when Josh Kuser caught Ali Nazary’s deep corner flush with an arrowing volley into the bottom corner.

The goal put more impetus into the match as Balcatta pushed for an equaliser and left plenty of space for Joshua Cortes and Adriano Jelenovic to exploit.

With three minutes of normal time to play Adam Zimarino found Mokala at the far post who finished a timed volley with aplomb to set up a frantic final minutes.

Both teams pushed for a winner but it was Armadale who came closest with Balcatta needing Calum O’Neil and John Kearney making goal line clearances to leave points shared.

Armadale SC 1 ( Josh Kuser 76min)
Balcatta 1 ( Shubham Mokala 87’)
Saturday, April, 13, 2019
Alfred Skeet Reserve
Peter Kaiser
AR One:
Stewart Beattie
AR Two:
Lawson Rimmer

Armadale SC: 1. Sam HUTCHINGS,4. Nathan COSTELLO, 2. Josh KUSER, 5. Ali NAZARY, 8. Michael LAWSON , 9. Billy QUINNCROFT, 10. Sam GARCES 11. Adriano JELENOVIC (21. Ismael BANGURA 90+1), 12. Dannie RICHMAN, 13. Blake ADAMS, 23. Friday ZICO (7. Joshua CORTES 67)

Unused substitutes:  30. Blake HANSHELL, 14. Connor ATKINSON, 19. Harry EVANS
Yellow cards: Lawson 22min, Jelenovic 23’, Costello 32’
Red cards: Lawson 32

Balcatta: (GK) 1 Yousri GHARSALLAH, 2 Joseph MARINO, 3 John KEARNEY, 4 Calum O’CONNELL, 5 Shubham MOKALA, 8. Niels WILLEMS (20 Anthony TOPINI 64’), 9 Gavin KNIGHT, 10 Jonathan CORNESS, 23. Adam ZIMARINO (11 Callum STOCKS 0’), 13 Carmelo GIUFFRE (7 Alex WILD 76’), 16 Alex CASTIELLO,

Substitutes not used: , (RGK) 25 David KEENAN 12 Roberto DEL BORELLO,
Yellow cards: Giuffre 38’, Willems 59 , O’Neil 90’+1
Red cards: Nil 


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