WFC learn on a winning run
Premier men adapt to challenge
It was a good learning experience for a lot of players, particularly about being patient... – Luke Hillery
FOOTBALL: Adapting to various circumstances and challenges thrown their way was one of the positives the Whitsunday Football Club took out of last weekend’s comfortable win.
WFC triumphed 4-0 over City Brothers on Saturday at the Whitsunday Sportspark and while the scoreboard makes for impressive reading, the most notable aspect of the victory was how the team tailored their play to the situation.
“The opposition parked the bus and went all out defence,” WFC’s Luke Hillery explained.
“They never really attacked. They had heaps of players in front of goal which can make it difficult.
“It was 0-0 at half-time but we had a talk and changed our style of play and it worked for us.
“It was a good learning experience for a lot of players, particularly about being patient and coming up with different styles of play.
“We controlled possession and they rarely made it out of their half. We dominated the game but found it difficult to create good chances.
“It wasn’t until we changed our style in the second half that the better chances started to come.”
Ben and Joel Smith each scored goals while Ben McLoughlin registered a brace on the night.
Hillery saved praise for Ben Smith, who played a captain’s game in guiding the team to yet another win this season.
The result cements Whitsunday’s spot in second place on the Mackay Premier League ladder behind Wanderers.
Last year’s grand finalists have 10 wins from 13 starts this year, including two losses and a draw.
This weekend the premier men and the MCL teams have byes while the reserves tackle Rangers in Mackay.
The premier men’s side’s next assignment will be the ladder-leading Wanderers at the Whitsunday Sportspark.
BRACE: Ben McLoughlin scored two goals in the team's win over City Brothers on Saturday night.