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