Points split but the reserves are happy
FOOTBALL: Whitsunday Football Club’s reserves were happy to split the points with City Brothers on Saturday.
While the match ended in a 0-0 draw, the result showed considerable improvement from the reserves, who suffered a considerable defeat last time the teams met.
“It was definitely a good result for us considering they beat us convincingly last time,” reserves captain Anthony Nobilia said.
“We managed to hold it at four points which is a good result for us. It was a good game to watch.”
Overall, Nobilia said he was happy with the performance at the Whitsunday Sportspark as his side matched it with one of the competition’s front-runners.
“Having spoken to other guys in their team they were playing defensively. They knew they had to keep us out,” he said.
“They (City Brothers) have an amazing defence and it was proven on Saturday. It was tough to break down.
“Overall we did well in the contest. We opened them up a few times but couldn’t finish them.”
The reserves are currently fifth on the ladder, behind City Brothers, Crusaders, Rangers and Magpies.
They can bridge that gap on the top four with a victory on Saturday, when they take on Rangers at Walkerston.
“They’ve beaten us a number of times before,” Nobilia said.
“They are always tough to play and they’re developing into a better team year by year.
“We’re not going into the game lightly because it’s an important one for us.”
In other results from the weekend, WFC’s MCL team lost to City Brothers 4-0.
The MCL team is fourth in the competition, tied on points with City Brothers, having won seven of their 14 matches this season.
Lions and Magpies occupy first and second spots, more than five points clear with just four matches remaining until finals. The MCL team has a bye this weekend but will return to the pitch for an important clash with Wanderers on September 5.
THROW-IN: Mackenzie Ross gets play restarted for WFC's reserves on Saturday at the Whitsunday Sportspark.