Send-off ends Cup bid for Ar­madale

Comment News (Armadale) - - Wafl -

AR­MADALE Soc­cer Club has been bun­dled out of the FFA Cup af­ter a heavy 4-0 loss to Cairns on Wed­nes­day night.

Trav­el­ling to the other side of the coun­try for the round of 32 match, Ar­madale was dealt a matchdefin­ing blow when Beau Rahim was sent off in the 19th minute af­ter the ref­eree de­ter­mined he had il­le­gally de­nied Cairns a scor­ing op­por­tu­nity.

Re­duced to 10 men for the rest of the match, Ar­madale were able to con­tain Cairns in the first half to go into the main break with a score­less draw, but the home team broke the dead­lock shortly af­ter re­turn­ing to the field with a goal in the 53rd minute.

Cairns then scored in the 68th, 79th and 91st min­utes.

Ac­cord­ing to Foot­ball West, as many as 50 Ar­madale fans made the 3500km trip to Cairns, a record dis­tance for an FFA Cup tie.

Last week, Gwelup Croa­tia were also knocked out with a 4-0 loss to the Ade­laide Comets.

Perth Glory, the only re­main­ing WA team, play their round of 32 match against Mel­bourne Vic­tory at Dor­rien Gar­dens to­day.

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