Late WFC surge not enough to avoid loss
SOCCER: Early mistakes cost the Whitsunday Football Club A-grade side dearly against the Wanderers in Mackay over the weekend.
Despite a late surge from the Whitsundays in the last 20 minutes of the game with two goals, the Wanderers won 3-2.
WFC manager Anthony Nobilla said they gave away too much early in the game.
“We allowed them to score goals and they were 3-0 up before we started playing our game,” he said.
“The coach made a few changes, which may have brought balance into the line-up and the structure of the game, and we started to dominate a bit better and scored more goals, but time ran out.”
Nobilla said there were plenty of positive points to take out of the game.
“The fitness of the boys is starting to show in the last 20 minutes of the game. Where other teams die out, we go from strength to strength and it’s a credit to our coaching staff who do a lot of work in the fitness area,” he said.
Nobilla said the side needed to take some important lessons out of the game.
“We need to start working on a little cohesion and a sense of being in the game together,” he said.
“There are a few people trying to do too much individually and that is unbalancing the game play.”
The Reserve broke their losing run in a 1-0 win while the ladies put in a much improved performance in their 3-0 loss against Lions.
CLOSE ATTENTION: Sea Eagles player Trevor Richie (left) gets a kick away despite the pressure of North Mackay Saints player Brendan Riddle at Whitsunday Sports Park.
TIGHT TUSSLE: Richard Draper (left) played well against the Wanderers over the weekend.