Cobram Victory coach Louis Clark was pleased with his side's performance in its 3-2 Dockerty Cup loss to Southern Stars on Tuesday night.MATTHEW GALEA April 17, 2014 3:05am
Cobram Victory’s latest tilt at the Dockerty Cup came to an end on Tuesday night against State League One outfit Southern Stars.
Louis Clark’s men failed to make the most of having the majority of possession throughout the game to go down 3-2, but Clark was left spirited from the nature of the performance.
‘‘It was without doubt our best performance this year,’’ Clark said.
‘‘It was exactly the sort of reaction I wanted after how disappointing we were last weekend.
‘‘They had some sort of superstar in goal. I’ve never seen anything like it .
Charlie Romain tested the keeper from a distance, but was not able to find the back of the net, and, while Clark felt his side controlled the game, it was the Stars that found the back of the net first.
‘‘The guy has just hit it from well out. Fair play to him, there wasn’t much we could really do,’’ Clark said.
‘‘But we kept pressing and putting in the hard work. It was completely different to the weekend.’’
Victory found itself 2-0 down in the second half, before Clark pulled one back after a lovely splitting pass from Marc Startari.
However, the joy was short-lived as the Stars pounced on a defensive error to regain their two-goal buffer.
Romain converted a late penalty to take it back to 3-2, but there was not enough time for Victory to snatch an equaliser.
For Clark, the challenge is ensuring his players get up for Regional Premier League fixtures as they did for Tuesday night’s game.
‘‘We just can’t afford to overlook teams. We know we can play, but we’ve got to prepare right like we did for the Stars,’’ Clark said.
‘‘After Sunday (2-2 draw with Tatura) I was so miserable because we didn’t play as I know we can.
‘‘I told the boys before this one that I didn’t want to be feeling like that for the next week before our next game, so knowing we played well, that gives us a bit of a lift.’’
Street Rider Night Bus signs have been placed in Shepparton’s central business district to encourage people to use the service that has been cruising along for more than five years.
Police are currently at the scene of a double fatal collision involving two cars in at the Cahill Road, Gilmore Street and Woods Road intersection in Yarrawonga.
Tatura Community House held its annual High Tea fundraiser at the facility on Tuesday, with a full-house present to enjoy a sumptuous morning tea, good conversation and relaxing time together.
The Echuca construction team behind Junction Moama has taken out one of the top honours at a regional building awards ceremony.
Rochester Historical and Pioneer Society hosted an afternoon tea to recognise long-standing members Barrie and Flora Griffin and John and Margaret Harley.
About 7600 residents served by Goulburn Valley Water are affected by a boil-water advisory.
Scone Equine Hospital relaunches local veterinary practice.
A beauty pamper day has raised a whopping $18k to assist local lady Terri Bevan with her ongoing medical costs associated with her brain tumour
A planning scheme amendment to allow the expansion and redevelopment of the IGA supermarket at Heathcote has been approved by the Victorian Planning Minister Richard Wynne.
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The G-MW Murray gravity irrigation system has received 35 per cent and the Goulburn system 42 per cent of allocation from July 1.
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