Fight­back not enough

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT - Inge Hansen inge.hansen@whit­sun­day­

SOC­CER: A nail-bit­ing game be­tween the Whit­sun­day Foot­ball Club’s Pre­mier Men’s team and the Lions on Satur­day ended in a 2-2 draw.

The Lions took a 1-0 lead early in the sec­ond half at the Whit­sun­day Sportspark but two goals in quick suc­ces­sion to Joe Fletcher and Nathan Soth­mann gave the home side a 2-1 lead be­fore a penalty lev­elled the scores.

Club man­ager and player, An­thony No­bilia, said the score was “fair”.

“Per­haps we’re a team who’s slightly stronger to­wards the end,” he said.

“I think some teams find that hard to deal with.”

The team had a penalty awarded against them – a set­back in the game.

As for stand-out play­ers, No­bilia said Jay­den Tween played an ex­cel­lent game in the back line.

“He was pretty much ev­ery­where and de­ci­sive when he needed to be,” he said.

“We’re con­cen­trat­ing on play­ing as a team, and it’s re­ally show­ing how well we play to­gether.”

The Re­serve Men’s team was de­feated by Lions 5-0 while the women’s team was also de­feated 11-0 in hot con­di­tions.

This week­end games will be played in Mackay.

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