In­jury-hit Valkyries score draw with North End

Bush Telegraph - - Focus On Dannevirke - By DAVE MUR­DOCH

Dan­nevirke Sports Club se­nior foot­ball’s Valkyries have had a hor­ren­dous run of in­juries early in the sea­son.

Play­ing in the Manawatu Sec­ond Divi­sion two play­ers were stood down through in­jury from the first game won 8-0 against Marist in Palmer­ston North, and within 30 min­utes of Satur­day’s game at home against North End two more had to be subbed off.

This threw tac­tics into dis­ar­ray but new coach Dave Bar­ber said it was in­ter­est­ing to see play­ers step up to fill the gaps.

He said the team is re­build­ing, hav­ing lost a num­ber of ex­pe­ri­enced play­ers from the team which was nom­i­nated for Team of the Year at the Tararua Sports Awards, along with its coach now re­tired, Ray Gibson.

The Valkyries went 1-0 down as po­si­tions were re­ar­ranged but af­ter the half it evened the score, only to con­cede a goal.

As the sec­ond half pro­gressed com­bi­na­tions were get­ting used to play­ing to­gether and even­tu­ally an­other goal was net­ted to even the score 2-2.

Try as it might the Valkyries could not get an­other goal but nei­ther could North End.

If there are play­ers want­ing to join con­tact Dave Bar­ber on 06 374 7119.

TESSA Allen threads though the mid field.

RE­BECCA Wat­son was a con­stant threat on at­tack.

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