Shepparton South digs deep to hold out Cobram Victory in their Regional Premier League match at Kyabram.MATTHEW GALEA April 8, 2014 3:20am
Shepparton South showed plenty of grit to score a 3-2 win over Cobram Victory in Regional Premier League on Sunday.
Conditions were hot and dry at Northern Oval at Kyabram that, combined with the smaller pitch, made life difficult for both sides who struggled to play their favoured possession-based game.
South adapted better and hit the lead through two well-taken Shaun Kane efforts midway through the first half.
Nagus Henry pulled one back for Victory before the break with a beautifully struck drive from just outside the box to ensure his side was in with a chance when the whistle blew for half-time.
The second half could not have started any worse for Victory when Adam Scott put the finishing touches on a delightful through ball within the first three minutes of the half to beat the onrushing Anthony Sauro.
As the half wore on, Victory slowly worked themselves into the game and would have pulled one back had South keeper Lee Allen not got his finger tips to a superb drive from Henry Hardwick that was tipped onto the crossbar.
Charles Romain scored a delightful goal from well outside the box shortly after to make it 3-2, making it two stunners in two games.
Victory might have snatched a point too, had someone managed to get on the end of a great cutback from Louis Clark after a fantastic solo run.
Clark said a point would hardly have been deserved for his side.
‘‘Sometimes you’ve got to put your hands up and admit you’ve been outworked for 90 minutes,’’ Clark said.
‘‘I thought it was a bit scrappy, I don’t think it was a great one for the fans and the pitch didn’t help, but we’ve got to put our hands up and say we’ve been beaten by the better side.
‘‘I just felt like we got outworked. We were second to the ball, it was hard to get on the ball and when we did we didn’t create much.’’
Southerners coach Reno Lia said he was happy with the performance, but felt his side’s dominance should have been reflected in the scoreline.
‘‘We should have had a few more and we got a bit sloppy towards the end,’’ Lia said.
‘‘The good part was that we were very creative out wide and cutting back in .
‘‘They’re always going to try and pinch the game .
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