Sec­ond half costs FC

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT - Dane Lilling­stone dane.lilling­stone@ whit­sun­day­

SOC­CER: De­spite lead­ing 2-1 at half-time, the Whit­sun­day Football Club Premier Men could not get the job done against Mag­pies in Mackay on Satur­day.

De­spite a strong first half that saw a dou­ble from James McEvoy-bowe, the Mag­pies were able to dom­i­nate the mid­field in the sec­ond half and run in four unan­swered goals to win 5-2.

Coach­ing di­rec­tor Steve Heron said while they were in the game, it was hard to gel with five of their reg­u­lar play­ers out and re­serve grade play­ers step­ping up.

“We started to lose it (in the sec­ond half ). We weren’t play­ing out of the back and we turned pos­ses­sion over too eas­ily,” he said.

“(At half-time) I thought we might have been able to get a draw but they had the fresh play­ers and we didn’t. We had play­ers back­ing up from an ear­lier game.”

The match was turned on its head early in the sec­ond half af­ter the Mag­pies scored three goals in 10 min­utes.

Heron said with their dis­rupted sea­son prepa­ra­tions it was go­ing to take time for the team to gel.

“It’s go­ing to take some time. It’s noth­ing against their abil­ity, it’s an is­sue with player num­bers,” he said.

The club is still call­ing for mens and ladies play­ers.


It was a tough game for the WFC Re­serves as they went into half-time 1-1 but two sec­ond half goals to the Mag­pies handed them a 3-1 loss.


SCENIC ROUTE: Steve Moneghetti run­ning the Hamil­ton Is­land Hilly Half Marathon in 2015.

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