Cock­burn dealt a re­al­ity check


JUST days af­ter dis­cov­er­ing they will play the Mel­bourne Knights in the FFA Cup Round of 32, Cock­burn City Soc­cer Club re­ceived a re­al­ity check in the form of a 3-0 drub­bing to the Stir­ling Lions on Saturday.

It was not a great day for the lo­cal team, un­able to find the back of the net them­selves while the de­fen­sive line failed to stop three goals go­ing the other way.

The score­line flat­tered Cock­burn, with Stir­ling miss­ing a num­ber of score­able goals to ex­tend their lead fur­ther.

The frus­tra­tion showed among the play­ers, with Harry O’Brien, Nathan De Abreu and Blake Adams all shown yel­low cards.

Cock­burn coach Scott Miller said it was a per­for­mance to for­get.

“I thought we were re­ac­tionary to­day, I thought we were a bit in­tim­i­dated,” he said.

Cock­burn next play lad­der-lead­ers In­gle­wood United at Dal­matinac Park from 3pm on July 9.

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