Breakers continue hot start to the season

STAR: Breakers' Robert Franks was everywhere on Saturday - scoring a goal while also helping his team keep a clean sheet. Photo: DAMIAN McGILL

STAR: Breakers' Robert Franks was everywhere on Saturday - scoring a goal while also helping his team keep a clean sheet. Photo: DAMIAN McGILL

THE Gerringong Breakers remarkable start to their 2017 campaign continued on Saturday, as they dismantled Shoalhaven Heads Berry FC 9-nil at Gerringong Oval.

The victory, their sixth straight to open the season, was again set up by Jordan Lando – who this week found the back of the net on four occasions. The other five goals were scored by Kane Rowe (two), Jake Packham, Andrew Lockard and Robert Franks.

Brendan Kellett

Brendan Kellett

“I was very happy with all the players performance on Saturday, especially the defenders,” Breakers’ coach Jadon Lavington said.

“Leading into a game with our closest rivals, it was great to come away with another clean sheet.

“We stayed switched on for the full 90 minutes and we are going to have to do that again this week when we travel to Bomaderry.

“Bomaderry have some incredible attacking players and to be playing down there on their home pitch, we will have to be very focused and stay disciplined.”

Despite having one eye on their top of the table clash against the Breakers this Saturday, the Tigers also remained undefeated at the weekend - defeating Huskisson 2-1 thanks to a brace from Brendan Kellett.

“Although we didn’t play our best, being very patchy at times, we still got the result against a very strong Huskisson side,” Bomaderry coach Nathan Alridge said.

“It’s pleasing to see that our play continues to get the right results and the boys are improving each week.

“Hopefully we do the same this Saturday, when we get our first chance at the Breakers – which will really show where we are at.

“It’ll be a good challenge for the boys and as long as we worry about playing our game, I know we have the team to get the right result.”

Flying under the radar in third is Illaroo, who chalked up their second win of the season, defeating St Georges Basin 2-nil.

“I thought we deserved to come away with the three points and I was happy with the way the boys responded after a less than ideal performance the week before against Sussex,” Illaroo captain/coach Andrew Timbs said.

“The most pleasing thing was the way we created chances and were able to finish a couple – one either side of the break through Slade Small and Evan Leedham.”

In other results, Manyana and Milton drew 2-all, while Sussex forfeited their match against Culburra.

“After the loss to Gerringong and the bye, all the boys wanted to do was get back on the pitch, but unfortunately that wasn’t possible,” Culburra coach George Kulcsar said.