Shoalhaven Heads 2
SHOALHAVEN Heads have continued their winning streak thanks to a 2-1 win on Saturday at Vic Zealand Oval.
After going through the most of the first half of the season undefeated, Manyana have suffered their second loss in as many weeks.
Heads coach Ross Tasker said he rated Manyana as a dangerous side.
“I expected a tough match, especially as they were coming back from a 4-nil loss,” he said.
Manyana came out firing, keen to make up for last week’s loss, however after five minutes Heads matched them in intensity and got back into the game.
Heads were able to convert two of their chances in the first 20 minutes to start the match with a 2-nil advantage.
On the 15th minute mark Heads won the ball just inside their half and Ian Martin was given a shot from the side of the box.
His left foot booted the ball past the keeper to take the score to 1-nil.
On the 20th minute Heads made it 2-nil after a defensive mistake from Manyana saw Tim White with the ball.
White lobbed the ball past the keeper to secure the goal.
Both teams pushed until the end of the first half, with the score remaining 2-nil.
In the second half Manyana’s super striker Rohan Daley took to the field and Manyana were looking dangerous.
With 10 minutes left on the clock Manyana finally got on the scoreboard thanks to a penalty which saw Billy Zappas rip one home to make it 2-1.
Despite Manyana trying hard to equalise, they ran out of time, giving the home side maximum points.
“It was a great effort. We were good in patterns but were poor at times. But the same could be said for Manyana,” Tasker said.
Best for heads were Dane Tasker, Tim White and Connor Edenden.
“But it was a real team effort again,” Tasker said.
Unfortunately Manyana coach Matt Tooley did not return the South Coast Register’s calls for comment.
Next week Heads will face St Georges Basin on the Saturday and Shoalhaven United on the Monday.
“We will just have to tackle each game at a time,” Tasker said.
“Basin is a good side, and I think better than what the results have shown. But every side in this competition is capable of beating you on the day if you let your guard down, so that first game against Basin will be a bit of a danger game.
“But United are always a tough match.”
Manyana will play Illaroo on Saturday and St Georges Basin on Monday.