Notch in Belt
Armadale win the silverware in Belt Up Cup final.
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.
Armadale lift the Belt Up Cup.