Late come­back not enough in WFC loss

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

SOC­CER: A thrilling sec­ond half fight back wasn’t enough for the Whit­sun­day Foot­ball Club as they lost 4-3 against Mackay Wan­der­ers in Walk­er­ston on Satur­day.

De­spite go­ing into half-time down 4-0, three sec­ond half goals to cap­tain Sam Reynolds, Tom Machin and Cor­mac Far­rell got them in it.

Man­ager An­thony No­bilia said de­fen­sive er­rors cost them.

“Er­rors cost us three of the four goals ba­si­cally,” he said. “They were the main fac­tor and it had us chas­ing the game.”

New stand in coach Ben Smith made sev­eral changes for the sec­ond half and the dif­fer­ence was im­me­di­ate.

“It was a hard com­pet­i­tive game and Whit­sun­day showed an amaz­ing spirit and in the sec­ond half it re­ally showed,” No­bilia said.

“What re­ally helped us at the end was our fit­ness. Thanks must go to our new coach­ing staff Ali­son Langevad for that.

“I’d like to see us con­tinue to work on that unity and spirit we showed.”

The Re­serves suf­fered a 6-1 loss against Coun­try United de­spite scor­ing the first goal through Harry Hod­gen while the Ladies went down 6-0 against Lions.

PHOTO: ALI­SON LANGEVAD

FIGHTIN' FOR IT: WFC's An­thony No­bilia makes a run dur­ing the Re­serves match against Coun­try United on Satur­day.

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