Isaac Woodley jagged a hat-trick as Workies halted South United’s winning run for the second time this season.
Turning around a 5-1 defeat in their last encounter, a back to full strength Workies got up 6-3.
Woodley was one of four different goalscorers reflecting what was a good team effort.
”I thought everyone just played well, we played a good team game,” coach Andrew Farmilo said.
“We went up there and took our chances and we defended pretty well.”
It was Workies’ best goal return for a few games.
Still it wasn’t until later in the second half that they were able to really shake Souths off, pushing out to three goals with around 10 minutes to go.
Even then though Farmilo was still a bit wary.
“You never know with those guys,” he said.
“They’ve got a lot of scoring potential.”
He said Woodley was fantastic up front. Keeper Connor Campbell when he was called upon was also good.
Souths coach Sam Clifton said they weren’t classy enough on their finishes and their execution under Workies’ overheads let them down.
Probably 85 per cent of the time coming out of defence they were putting it in the air.
”Just in those landing zones under those overheads we didn’t make the trap, didn’t bring the ball to ground and they were getting good turnovers in the high part of the field,” he said.
If they’d have been able to handle that better he felt they could have nullified Workies’ attack.
Defensively they tackled well.
They probably however weren’t aggressive enough in the circle in their defensive end.
While Darcy Doyle – keeping for the first time this season – made some really good saves, Clifton said on that second phase play they didn’t compete.
At the other end of the field they didn’t take their chances.
“The first 15-20 minutes we should have capitalised a lot more,” he said.
“We had a lot of chances where we had three on twos or two on ones and didn’t convert them.”
Tudor West scrambled their way to a 3-nil win over Kiwis in the other game, thanks to a late double from Sam Wright.
Noah Pitt provided the only strike of the first half, and with around 15 minutes to go it was still only 1-nil, Tudors captain Brett Lobsey said.
At that point he was admittedly a bit worried.
“I thought all they’ve got to do is score, and score again and it’s all over,” he said.
He felt like they were in control but they couldn’t put the ball in the back of the net.
“Then after a scrappy goal we got up 2-nil,” he said.
Wright, who traveled down from Armidale to play and was a handy inclusion, struck again not long after to seal the win for Tudors.
Sam Levick also made a welcome return at centre half.
“He’s been out injured the last five/six weeks,” Lobsey said.
“It was good to have him back in the middle.”
“He gave us a bit more structure.”
Richard Lord also had a strong game at right half while Anthony Dyson “did a great job” in goals stepping in after Sam Holt broke his hand during the week.
For Kiwis it was an all too familiar story.
“It was the same old problem we’ve had all season – we couldn’t score goals,” a disappointed Kiwis captain Josh Worpel said.
Other than that and a couple of lapses in concentration, which Tudors took advantage of, he thought they played pretty well.
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