Family a magnificent seven

SUNDAY’S win over South United was one to savour for the Farmilo family.

Calvin Farmilo tries to work around the Souths keeper on Sunday. He scored a goal in the win to make it a real family affair. Photos: Barry Smith  270414BSC20

Calvin Farmilo tries to work around the Souths keeper on Sunday. He scored a goal in the win to make it a real family affair. Photos: Barry Smith 270414BSC20

They scored all seven of Services Workies’ goals as they beat South 7-5.

Isaac claimed the scoring bragging rights with five, while dad Andrew and brother Calvin chimed in with a goal each.

“I’m pretty happy with that,” Andrew said.

It wouldn’t be something many fathers could boast.

Calvin finished with two for the weekend after scoring their lone goal in their 3-1 loss to Kiwis on Saturday.

“We didn’t turn up,” Farmilo said.

“Our warm-up was terrible, our preparation was bad and we took that onto the field.”

“Their tempo was really good and ours was down.”

That wasn’t the case on Sunday, with Workies establishing a 5-nil lead at half-time.

Farmilo said in the second half they slackened off a bit and conceded some soft goals.

“We panicked a bit at the back,” he said.

That enabled South to pull back a couple of goals.

They got to 5-2 but Workies pushed out again to 7-2 before South scored the next three.

“It’s hard to maintain the pressure when there’s so many guys backing up,” Farmilo said.

But they showed in the first half when they click they’re almost impossible to stop.

“We controlled the ball – that was the key,” he said.

“We didn’t control the ball on Saturday.”

As his five-goal haul suggests, Isaac was  “pretty dominant” up front.

Farmilo thought young Addison Coutman and Chris White were also strong 

performers.

White had his best game and really worked hard off the ball.

“He led well for others to receive the ball,” Farmilo said.

They’ve now beaten South by two goals and a goal after their first encounter ended up 6-5 after Workies came back from a 5-2 deficit.

This time it was South doing the chasing.

“We did really well in the second half,” South coach Chris Massey said.

“We played a lot smarter hockey. We held the ball more and took smarter options coming out of defence and in attack.”

The first half they made too many soft tackles and didn’t mark up tight enough.

With the strikepower Workies have got you can’t afford to do that, or as Farmilo (Isaac) did, they’ll tear you apart.

“They were stronger than us in the first half,” Massey said.

“We did well to come back and win the second half.”

Another difference in the second half was that they converted a few more 

opportunities.

In the first half that last touch just wasn’t quite there.

Will Turner was good up front and almost matched Farmilo’s effort with four.

Darcy Doyle also had a good game in goals, Massey said.

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