Comyn-Platt sent off in final home game for ECU

Comyn-Platt sent off in final home game for ECU

Posted on September 3, 2015 in 'Reports'

Rory Patterson joined Gustavo Giron Marulanda at the top of the goal-scoring charts, scoring four as Cockburn City beat ECU Joondalup 5 -2 at the ECU Football Stadium. 

The Northern Ireland International scored a free kick in the first half, before converting two penalties and scoring another when the score was locked at 2-2. Stuart Montgomery and Tommy Amphlett both scored early in the second half to bring ECU level, but their efforts were futile after they were reduced to 10 men, when in his final home game for the club Charlie Comyn-Platt was sent off.

ECU coach Dale McCulloch was unhappy with the decision and said they had an equal penalty claim earlier that went unrewarded.
“It’s the decision that killed us in the end today,” he said. “Once we had a man sent off the game was dead and buried. “It’s heartbreaking for the boys because it should have been a penalty for us and that could have changed the game – I’ll stand by that.”

The visitors were out of the block early and were ahead on 17 minutes. Feisal Zaw hit the ball towards the far post and David Araya knocked it into the net without any real challenge from the defence.  But Patterson’s unstoppable free kick from lange-range eight minutes later was anything but soft, flying past goalkeeper Jamie Serra, who could do nothing to prevent it.

It looked like it was going to be a long day for ECU, but on the stroke of half time they pulled one back. Father and son duo Stuart and Bayley Montgomery combined, the former knocking home a rebound from Bayley’s shot. ECU Joondalup were keen to celebrate their last home game of the season with a win and six minutes into the second half Amphlett lobbed the ball over Jack Adams to equalise.

But the visitors had a different result in mind and in the 78th minute Patterson turned sharply on the right wing and confidently struck the ball off the far post and into the net. Six minutes later, Charlie Comyn-Platt brought him down in the box, and after deliberation with the linesman the referee called a penalty. Last defender Comyn-Platt was red carded and Patterson stepped up to double Cockburn’s lead. But a hat trick wasn’t enough for Patterson and in the 91st minute he drew Serra into a challenge and won another penalty, which he confidently converted to seal the score line.
Match Details:

ECU Joondalup 2 (S.Montgomery 45’, Amphlett 53’) v Cockburn City 5 (Araya 15’, Patterson 26’, 78’, 84’ pen, 91’ pen)

ECU Joondalup: GK Jamie SERRA, 2 Ryan LOWRY, 3 Coire MCGUIGAN, 4 Charlie COMYN-PLATT (c), 5 Josh TUCKER 7 Paul MILLER, 8 Joe SMITH, 9 Ollie ANNIS (16 Jack CAIRNS 85’), 10 Stuart MONTGOMERY (12 Keylun POLLARD 80’), 11 Bayley MONTGOMERY, 13 Tommy AMPHLETT – Subs not used: RGK Scott WALLIS, 6 Damien SIMIC, 14 Ronald RIXER – Yellow Cards: B. Montgomery 68’, Serra 90’, Red Cards: Comyn-Platt 83’
Cockburn City: GK Jack ADAMS, 2 Josh KUSER, 3 Jonathan CORNESS 4 Euen GRANT (c), 7 Harry O’BRIEN, 8 David ARAYA (6 Kernel MOUTHIS 82’), 11 Devon GIBSON, 10 Rory PATTERSON, 12 Feisal ZAW (17 Eamon McNELIS 72’), 13 Blake ADAMS (5 Alan CARROLL 78’), 14 Conor KAVANAGH – Sub not used: RGK Eric CUTRI, 15 Daniel ROBINSON,  Yellow Cards: Nil Red Cards: Nil

Referee: Adam Fielding