GLUFC Wallis Lake
THE Wallis Lake Premier League team scored a 5-1 win over Camden Haven Redbacks on Saturday.
The game was transferred to the Harry Elliott complex on their No 2 field, as the Boronia pitch is becoming patchy. The club thanks the council for allowing this to happen so quickly.
The first half saw Wallis Lake dominate with several good passages just missing. Chris Cheers started in midfield and provided good delivery of ball from the backs to the strikers.
It was only a matter of time before Peter Masterantonio scored his first goal of the day, after good lead up work through the midfield. Another goal followed to Beau Wynter, who was rewarded for his determination with a long range boomer that hit the top crossbar then ended up in the net.
As usual, Luke Debrincat and Griffin Prestwidge were solid at the back, which allowed Sam Roche and Blake Clark to make dangerous runs down the edges. As the game went on, further goals were had by Mitch Yarnold and another by Peter.
Fortunately for Camden Haven, they received a dot-shot for a foul in the Wallis box. This got them on the scorecard.
Wallis coach, Herb, was happy with Wallis’ lead, so he decided, with 20 minutes to go, to rest some players.
Back from the snow, Roan Whiteman was brought on, hoping to build his fitness back up before the finals. Also brought on, were Daniel Mansour and Josh Walpole from reserves, both happy to be given a run in firsts.
Daniel made the most of his time by scoring a beautiful goal, his first in the top grade.
The game ended with Wallis Lake winning with 5 goals to Camden Haven’s 1. The Wallis coach was a little disappointed though, as he felt the intensity of play was low, so he gave his team an extra five minutes of fitness work after the game.
This Saturday sees the last match of the draw before the finals, where the Wallis Lake boys will play one of the top teams in the competition, Taree Wildcats, at their home ground, Omaru Park.