Whitsunday FC Premier Men went down 4-2 at home on Saturday night to City Brothers, its fifth loss from six games.
Whitsunday FC Premier Men went down 4-2 at home on Saturday night to City Brothers, its fifth loss from six games.

Woes continue for Whitsunday FC

MENS

Whitsunday FC Premier Men went down 4-2 at home on Saturday night to City Brothers, its fifth loss from six games.

The home side found itself 2-0 down after twenty minutes and faced an uphill battle from there to try and salvage the game.

Whitsunday FC fans were then treated to a first half comeback triggered by goals from captain Mark Killian and Joey Abedini.

The second half started in much the same vein with the visitors struggling but WFC were unable to capitalise on some rather straight forward chances in front of goal.

The result was put beyond doubt when City Brothers struck twice late in the second half with two well taken opportunities past Dave Andersen in goal.

Coach Anthony Nobilia was bitterly disappointed with the result and conceded that some formation changes need to be made.

"It was a disappointing finish to what was a promising fight back. Despite my pleas to not concede early goals and have to fight back from behind, we did."

"We score goals and create chances but we are far too vulnerable in defence and that is perhaps because of the lack of personnel in the back line," he said.

WOMENS

WFC Ladies faced another gruelling match when a limited number of players were available for this home encounter with City Brothers.

Whitsunday started the match with 11 players and one substitute and started brightly with quick movement and passing down the left side resulting in an early goal.

The match developed more into a scrappy encounter for both teams and Whitsunday were unable to find any momentum or connection with each other as the visitors took full advantage of some slack defending and slow clearing from WFC.

"Whitsunday could have seized all three points on another day and each player knows this. Each player also knows what is required to enhance in their own development to enable the team to win some matches," Nobilia said.

All three teams will travel to take on Rangers this Sunday, May 28, with women kicking off at 11am, followed by division 1 at 1pm and the premier men at 3pm.


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