Guided to vic­tory by fiery Bealey

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A JACK­SON Bealey-in­spired Armadale cruised to a 4-1 vic­tory over Bal­catta in Round 16 of the PS4 NPLWA at Grindle­ford Re­serve.

The mid­fielder scored twice and as­sisted an­other to help his side gain a much-needed three points as they edge away from the foot of the ta­ble.

Armadale coach John O’Reilly praised Bealey, who has had an un­lucky run with in­juries.

“We’ve been un­for­tu­nate with Jack­son be­cause he’s been in­jured spo­rad­i­cally through­out the sea­son,” he said.

“But to­day he showed that he’s a fan­tas­tic player and it’s good to have him on the park.”

Armadale took the lead at 10 min­utes when Bealey’s free kick took a de­flec­tion and found the back of the net.

The vis­i­tors’ joy was short­lived how­ever, as Bal­catta found an equaliser just six min­utes later through Ben Mered­ith af­ter Michael Craggs had saved Bren­nan Borzecki’s ini­tial shot.

Both sides had chances to score be­fore the break as Bealey’s vol­ley was cleared off the line, be­fore Craggs saved well from Jonathan Cor­ness.

Armadale re­stored their lead six min­utes into the sec­ond half when James Atkins headed Bealey’s free-kick into the back of the net.

Bealey was at it again on the hour mark, scor­ing his sec­ond when he curled home from out­side the box.

The away side made it 4-1 on 72 min­utes when An­thony Sko­rich got on the end of a cross and pow­er­fully headed home to put the re­sult be­yond doubt.

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