Huskisson's hard work pays off with first win

AFTER two drawn games against the competition’s top tier teams Huskisson finally bagged their first win of the season on Saturday.

Playing a home game, Huskisson wowed their home crowd with a 3-1 win over St Georges Basin.

Huskisson coach Ian Osterloh said that after a slow start to the season his team was finally starting to get some points.

“I guess we are just scoring goals now. At the start we weren’t scoring any goals, and now we have averaged about three goals a game for the last four games,” he said.

Osterloh said he told his team to go out on the attack and try and bag early goals.

Huskisson had plenty of chances in the first 20 minutes and in the 15th minute some build up play on the right hand side of the field saw a cross to midfielder Brendan Hobbs, who put it away from the 18 yard box.

Despite both teams putting in a solid first half effort, the scoreboard remained at 1-nil at half-time.

Ten minutes into the second half Huskisson’s Sam Boardman picked up the ball and carried it to the 18 yard box, where he put in a brilliant kick to take the score to 2-nil.

The home side made it 3-nil not long after when a corner kick weaved through four bodies to make it to Brian Cunningham, who made no mistake finding the back of the net.

Despite the scoreline Basin never gave up and a goal to regular striker Tim Shield had the game 3-1 at the final whistle.

Shield has managed to score for his team the last four weeks in a row.

Aldridge said it was another great effort from his team, with the same line-up as the previous week.

“Mitch Brown and Chris Preece tried hard, and Craig Holden and Mark Foggin kept talking and kept the young guys focused for the whole game,” he said.

Osterloh picked Nathan Cross, Dave Dunlop and Adam Quinn as his best on field.

Osterloh said the club had 15 players out of first and second grade on Saturday with seven players from first grade having to back up games.

Despite this, they still managed to pick up the wins.

“It was a good club effort and the boys put in a lot of effort in backing up,” he said.

Huskisson will come up against Shoalhaven United next week, with Basin against Culburra.

“Every club has a couple of players in their team who have played together for a while. Our squad is quite a young side and I think the average age is about 19, with a couple of older guys,” Osterloh said.

“Trevor (Skingle) has got a lot of old guys on the squad that have just been consistent year in and year out.

“We drew last time and it was a very physical game. United are a solid, strong team and I hope we can do what we did last time and put in the effort. It will be interesting to see how we go.”


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