United makes it two from two

SHOALHAVEN United it two from two on Saturday afternoon with a 3-nil victory against Shoalhaven Heads at Lyrebird Park. 

United striker Shane Button brought his goal-scoring boots along once again, finding the back of the net twice, to add to his hat-trick against Huskisson in the opening round. 

Button opened the scoring in the first 30 minutes to give his team a 1-nil lead going into the break, before scoring another about 15 minutes into the second half. 

The ball went end to end for most of the second half, before Shaun Aldous pulled the trigger from 35 metres out and slotted it into the top corner to make it 3-nil. 

United coach Trevor Skingle said he was happy with the full time score, but thought it was a pretty ordinary performance from his side. 

“Any time you can take the points against a team like Heads you’ve got to be happy with it,” he said. 

“But honestly I thought we didn’t really turn up in the first half and we were probably pretty lucky to be up at half-time,” he added. 

Skingle’s message at half-time was to try and knock the ball around more and while he thought they were stronger after the break, there were still not many opportunities in the second half. 

Skingle thought some of his players might have been a bit worse for wear from Anzac Day, but is hoping they can get back to playing the way they did against Huskisson. 

Heads coach Ross Tasker thought the 3-nil scoreline might have been a bit flattering, but said United were still the better team. 

“I thought we could well have stolen something out of it, but we probably lacked a little bit up the front,” he said. 

“It was a bit of an arm wrestle and it could’ve easily been different, but they deserved the points on the day,” he added. 

Skingle named Shane Button, Matt Lewis and Taite Arney as their best players, while Ian Martyn, Tim White, Roy Miller and Brad Page had strong games for Heads. 

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