Tawa on the wob­ble

Kapi-Mana News - - SPORT - By KRIS DANDO

Tawa and Western Sub­urbs find them­selves only above Maycen­vale United in the Cen­tral League foot­ball stand­ings af­ter both suf­fered de­feats in Satur­day’s round.

Sub­urbs were well beaten 4-1 by Olympic at En­deav­our Park, with Mar­tyn Cole­man on the score­sheet for the home side. The re­sult has them eighth on seven points.

Tawa, mean­while,

are bat­tling in­juries as their sea­son wob­bles. They lost 2-0 to Welling­ton United at New­town Park but were right in the game for long pe­ri­ods. Coach Maarten Romijn says nil-all at half­time was a fair re­flec­tion of the game but a goal 10 min­utes into the sec­ond spell hurt them badly.

‘‘We did cre­ate a few chances and if we’d put them away, who knows what might have hap­pened. It was a more solid per­for­mance than the pre­vi­ous week [a sec­ond-half ca­pit­u­la­tion to Pe­tone] and de­fen­sively we were a lot bet­ter. But when things are not go­ing for you, you may not get the breaks.’’

Although they have Scott Cameron back, in­juries to other key play­ers means a tough win­ter ahead. The match this Satur­day against Maycen­vale at Red­wood takes on huge sig­nif­i­cance, Romijn says, with Tawa just two points above the last­placed side. Wests, mean­while, have an away trip to third­placed Napier City Rovers.

Photo: AN­DREA O’NEIL

Com­ing through: Tawa mid­fielder Paul Wil­lis does his best to get past his marker dur­ing their loss to Welling­ton United on Satur­day.

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