Hodgson gives Armadale lift off

Armadale moved off the bottom of the PlayStation 4 NPL WA table for the first time since Round 14 last season after a stirring come-from-behind 4-2 win against ten-man Perth Glory at Inglewood Stadium in Round 13.

The home side raced to a two-goal lead after 16 minutes thanks to a brace from striker Nikola Talimdzioski. 

But the game changed when former Armadale defender Nathan Costello was sent off for the home side just after the half hour mark.

Danny Hodgson bagged a brace and the unfortunate Talimdzioski scored his third, but in the wrong net. The points were made safe eight minutes from time when substitute Jackson Bealey added the fourth.  

Hodgson said they were stunned early, but showed great character to fight back.

“We knew coming into the game it was a six pointer, and to find ourselves two goals down wasn’t the way we wanted to start such a vital game,” he said. 

“But we’ve come back from the same situation a few times this season, so we knew we could do it.

“The sending off was a real game changer, and it was nice to score from the resulting free kick and we grew in confidence and deservedly won it.” 

Armadale coach Paul Price said they were totally dominated early by the Glory, but said they steadied and fought it out, and deserved the three points.

“We got caught in the first minute and to be fair the Glory was on top and we weren’t at the races,” he said.

“But the sending off changed the game and I thought the lad was unlucky, he got the ball but it was a tackle from behind.

“Danny scored from the free kick and I was delighted the way the lads finished the half to go in to the break in front.

In other results, Adam Tong scored a memorable 90th-minute debut winner as Bayswater City snatched a 2-1 victory over ECU Joondalup at Frank Drago Reserve.

Cockburn City came from behind twice to earn a share of the spoils in an entertaining 3-3 draw against Floreat Athena at E&D Litis Stadium.

Perth SC proved far too clinical in a 3-0 win against in-form Inglewood United in their PS4 National Premier Leagues WA fixture at Dorrien Gardens.

Sorrento continued their improved form by beating a spirited Stirling Lions side 4-2 at Macedonia Park.

While, Subiaco put on a great defensive performance in a surprise 1-0 win over Balcatta at Rosalie Park