Back to earth with a thud

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AF­TER the fairy­tale win on June 4 that sent them to the FFA Cup round of 32, Ar­madale was brought back to earth with a hard 4-0 loss at the hands of Perth SC on Satur­day.

Ar­madale started strong­est of the two teams but were de­nied goals due to some good keep­ing from Perth’s Fran­cis Soale.

Perth hit the score­board in the 24th minute with a goal to Paul Zi­marino but the rest of the match was an arm wres­tle as both sides lacked fin­ish in their for­ward halves.

It was in the last few min­utes of the match where Perth went on a scor­ing frenzy af­ter Ar­madale were re­duced to nine men on the back of red cards to Char­lie Kenna (79th minute) and Billy Quin­ncroft (90th).

Matt Milenkovic started the late on­slaught with a goal in the 82nd minute be­fore Har­ley Orr scored a penalty in the first minute of ex­tra time.

Milenkovic again scored in the third minute of ex­tra time to get his brace and the big 4-0 win for Perth.

The loss saw Ar­madale slip from eighth to ninth on the NPLWA lad­der af­ter 16 rounds.

Ar­madale next take on the eighth-placed Stir­ling Li­ons from 3pm June 16 at Al­fred Skeet Re­serve.

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