Second half slump proves a costly one for Huskisson

IF you watched the way Huskisson played against Bomaderry in the first half on Saturday and then went home, you would have thought Huskisson had the game in its control and victory was safe.

However, Bomaderry in the second term took control at the Huskisson Sporting Field and recorded a comfortable win.

Huskisson coach Ian Osterloh said his team produced a great effort in the first half.

“Both teams had their chances but I would say ours were more developed,” he said.

Osterloh, as half-time drew closer, was preparing to give his team talk that he hoped would spur them onto victory.

However, the football gods had other ideas.

Just before the break Bomaderry was awarded a penalty and this successful kick gave the visitors a 1-nil lead.

Osterloh said his team was still buoyant despite the late goal but their mood changed early in the second half.

“Their heads dropped when we had a goal kicked against us five minutes into the second term,” he said.

Bomaderry, as suggested by the score, played well and deserved to win.

However, Osterloh said things did need to be put into perspective.

“We had about six guys backing up from second grade so our numbers were down,” he said

“What I also have found is we have lots of creative playmakers who can set things up.

“However, what we are missing is someone who can finish things and put the ball into the net.”

Huskisson, in all likelihood, will be without the services of star centre-back Alex Boardman for the rest of the season.

Boardman, about five minutes into the match, broke a collar-bone and coach Osterloh said to be without such an important player was a blow.

The Huskisson mentor nominated Josh Fuzz, Adam Quinn and Sam Duffy his best players.

Both Fuzz and Quinn have been consistently good all season, while Duffy made a rare but welcome return to the top grade.

Duffy, due to work commitments, has not played much first grade this season.

The Huskisson mentor said he would love to have Duffy in this team all the time.