MANYANA celebrated a 4-1 win over St Georges Basin at St Georges Basin Sporting Complex on Saturday.
Manyana was 2-nil up at half-time, however Basin contested well in the first half against the more fancied visitors.
Manyana was awarded a penalty in the first 15 minutes with Billy Zappas making no mistake to take his team to 1-nil.
Ten minutes later a good individual effort by Rohan Daley saw Manyana claim their second for the match.
In the second half Zappas was given another penalty 10 minutes in, which he converted to make it 3-nil.
Manyana continued their assault on the home side, and a goal to Brandon Perosh saw the Wanderers comfortable on 4-nil.
However Basin fought until the last minute and were rewarded with a goal to coach Scott Aldridge to make it 4-1.
“Going in to half-time 2-nil down was the same score line against Cullburra a fortnight ago, the other highly fancied team in the 2014 competion,” said Basin coach Scott Aldridge.
“But the pleasing thing was that we didn’t drop our heads.”
Manyana coach Matt Tooley was pleased with how his team was progressing.
“We played some really good football. We missed a lot of opportunities but it’s only the second game of the season so I am not too concerned with that,” he said.
Tooley said the standouts this week for his team were Matt Sindon, Daley and Robbie Barrett.
“Matt as fullback did a great job. He had a job to do on a very good striker and did a good job all day,” he said.
Aldridge said it was a good team effort from his first grade side, but congratulated the Basin reserve grade team for picking up their first win.
“As we went through a rebuilding stage last year, the Basin club never won a game in second or first grade in 2013,” he said.
“We are changing the culture at the club this year as we have five senior squads competing in the senior men’s competition. The club is going forward and it’s a pleasing thing that we have a mix of all ages and experience in the club which will make the club more competitive in the future, giving the young youth and premier league kids something to strive towards.”
Manyana will come up against Shoalhaven United next round, with Basin to face Illaroo.