Myrtleford Times

Savoys remain on top after securing a draw

- By NATHAN DE VRIES

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.

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