Savoys remain on top after securing a draw
THE Myrtleford Savoys senior men’s team remains undefeated in the Albury Wodonga Football Association after fighting out a 0-0 draw against the Boomers in their round four match on Sunday.
Coach Rob Caponecchia said due to the side missing a few players for various reasons, they had to adapt and play a different style of soccer than they were used to.
“Because we had a few numbers out and we didn’t have that much depth, we played not to draw the game but more importantly we didn’t want to lose,” he said.
“We went in there with a different game plan, probably something the boys weren’t used to or haven’t seen before.
“To be fair, they really comprehended it well and they really played to their structure.
“We were a little bit more conservative with our approach; we knew we were playing away from home, we knew they’re a fairly good ball-playing team and we just more congested their type of play to negate their ball playing ability.
“If we didn’t play that conservative system I reckon they would’ve gotten around us and scored, but we really played well to hold that system together.
“It was a good learning curve for those guys too, now they know that you can’t just go out on the park on a Sunday and hope for the best, you have to go in with some structure.”
Caponecchia said the new system the team played was contrary to the game style of a few of the forwards, but he was impressed with the way the entire team played.
“To be honest with you, the two front players like Connor (Caponecchia) and Nagus (Henry), that system probably wouldn’t suit them, but we spoke to them about the game beforehand, and they actually played really well,” he said.