Workies and Diggers both score comeback wins

SERVICES Workies and Kiwi Diggers both pegged back early deficits to get up in their Tamworth men’s first grade clashes yesterday.

Workies fell behind 2-nil against Tudor Wests but came back to win 4-3, with Issac Farmilo netting a hat-trick.

Earlier, Kiwis found themselves trailing 2-1 against South United but scored six to South’s one after that to take the points 7-3.

Josh Worpel matched Farmilo’s later effort with three while Matt Wilson chipped in with a double.

Kiwis coach Greg Doolan was happy to get the points but not that enthused about the performance.

He didn’t see the whole game. 

His Waratahs women’s side was playing at the same time and he watched the start of that but, from what he did see, he thought the game lacked spark and intensity.

“It was a very dour game,” he said.

Everyone just did enough – on both sides.

They were probably just a bit more skilful and structured.

Kiwis’ Matt Johnston goes for a run against South United yesterday.

Kiwis’ Matt Johnston goes for a run against South United yesterday.

“Our midfield is pretty handy,” he said.

“We just had to make sure they had plenty of touches on the ball.”

The part he did see of their game he thought defensively they held their structure quite well.

After the high of beating Workies last week, South coach Chris Massey was disappointed with the result and the way they played.

“We played well in patches but we couldn’t string it together for the whole game,” Massey said. 

They’d play well for 10 minutes and then poorly for 10 minutes.

“You can’t do that in first grade,” he said.

Or you’ll get punished as they did. 

It started to unravel towards the back end of the first half.

“The second half we started well but then dropped away,” Massey said.

He said where Kiwis really hurt them was on the penalty corners.

All of Worpel’s goals were from corners.

Jack Massey was good up front for South and one of their better players.

Jack Abbott also played fairly well in the halves, Massey said.

It was a pretty good day for Doolan, with Waratahs recovering from an early goal against them to beat Flames 6-1.

Pip Ash led the scoring with three while Meg Whitten struck twice.

In the other game, a double to Jess McIntosh helped Services notch a 4-nil win over Tudor Wests.

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