THE Gerringong Breakers have moved into second spot on the first grade Shoalhaven Football ladder, with a gritty 3-1 victory against the Culburra Cougars on Saturday.
Behind a brace from striker Jordan Lando and one from the consistent Jake Packham, the Breakers took all three points at Gerringong Oval – much to the delight of coach Jadon Lavington.
“Saturday was a great game of end to end football, one we were fortunate enough to claim all three points from,” Lavington said.
“The main difference between tot he two sides was we were able to finish our chances.”
While Lavington was happy with all his troops’ performances, he pin-pointed Michael Thistlethwaite and Joel Lockard as standouts.
“The win sees us temporarily move into second but it’s so tight between Culburra, Huskisson-Vincentia and us, that it’s up to us to keep winning, to ensure we give ourselves the best chance of finishing in that all important top two,” Lavington said.
In the loss, the lone goal from the Cougars, who now drop to fourth place on the ladder, was scored by Jack Fay.
The clash between two of the competition’s top four sides, saw Huskisson-Vincentia draw with reigning premiers Bomaderry 1-all.
Played at the Huskisson Sporting Fields, the goal scorers were Brendan Kellett (Tigers) and Zac Hawker (Seagulls).
Elsewhere, Manyana recorded their second straight win, defeating Shoalhaven Heads-Berry 2-nil at Vic Zealand Oval.
The win, that moves the Wandrerers up into sixth, was set up by goals from Mitch Veitch and Sam Swan – leaving them five points behind the fifth placed St Georges Basin, who had the bye.
Alex Dicker’s Shoalhaven United ended a three-game skid at the Thompson Street Sporting Complex, defeating Sussex 2-nil, thanks to goals from Matt Lewis and Kaine Good.
Rod Kain’s Milton-Ulladulla also ended a losing streak, of four games, by edging out Illaroo 2-nil at Sharman Park – with Zaine Wilson and Jarrod Murray finding the back of the net.