Notch in Belt

Ar­madale win the sil­ver­ware in Belt Up Cup fi­nal.

Comment News (Gosnells) - - News -

AR­MADALE lifted their first piece of ma­jor sil­ver­ware on Satur­day af­ter tak­ing out the Belt Up Cup fi­nal.

Chris Jack­son was the hero and showed why he sits sec­ond on the NPL WA goal scor­ers list with the 2-0 win over Gwelup Croa­tia.

Ar­madale came out the stronger of the two sides at the start of the game and it took only 10 min­utes for Jack­son to stamp his author­ity with a low bul­let past the Gwelup keeper.

Ar­madale then cap­i­talised on Gwelup’s near miss on goal, pun­ish­ing them for the er­ror with a piece of Jack­son bril­liance at the other end as he curled the ball into the far cor­ner passed a stunned sta­tion­ary keeper.

As well as the two goals, Jack­son also scored the Stan Lazaridis Medal as man of the match, but said the win had been a great team ef­fort.

“We grafted for each other and fought un­til the end and the two shots we had, we man­aged to take,” he said.

“I was for­tu­nate to get both, but the ser­vice I got to­day was a great, and once we had that two-goal cush­ion we soaked up their pres­sure and hit them on the break.”

Ar­madale coach John O’Reilly said he was proud of his play­ers.

“I can’t sin­gle out one per­son, it was a fan­tas­tic team per­for­mance.”

Ar­madale will travel to Queensland to take on Cairns in the FFA Cup round of 32 on Au­gust 1.

Pic­ture: Fo­toEnzo/Foot­ball West

Ar­madale lift the Belt Up Cup.

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