WARRAGUL visited Korumburra with nine fit young players for the men’s game and played very well against a talented Korumburra City 11.
Warragul’s Alex Benson slotted one past fill-in keeper George Decarlo to open the scoring.
Harry McNeil found some run and two minutes later tied the game up.
Benson was on a mission and gave Warragul the lead again four minutes later.
Korumburra tied it up again when the effort from Daniel Lloyd resulted in another.
Some great passing and composed efforts from Korumburra saw Aidan Richards hit the net to give the home side a 3–2 half time lead.
Warragul tied the game up again just after half time when Hayden Fitzpatrick scored.
Shortly after Harry McNeil slotted his second goal for the day to take back the lead, the home team sideline cheering on loudly.
Although having a few more chances, Korumburra couldn’t quite get it past Warragul’s defence and likewise Warragul struggled to get the ball forward. The whistle blew, Korumburra City the victors, 4-3.
Korumburra turned on the fine weather, a pleasant Sunday afternoon for Warragul United’s first visit to the home of Korumburra City.
The home side started well with Amber Cull finding the net four minutes into the game.
A physical game developed as Warragul battled hard and had plenty of forward moves only to be blocked by Korumburra’s stealthy back line of Ellen Jephcott, Rose Hurst and Jess Halkett.
A lapse of concentration by Korumburra just before half time saw Warragul slot the equaliser past Burra keeper Treen Halkett.
Coach Andrew Halkett made a few moves at half time that saw Korumburra player a stronger match.
Warragul benefitted from a hand ball free kick early on to sneak one into the net just outside the reach of Treen Halkett.
Korumburra’s never say die attitude was great to watch, some excellent run from youngsters Estelle Rosse, Dakota Decarlo, Kristen Turrell and Siobhan Donohue-Corr resulted in some shots on goal, Warragul’s keeper being worked hard.
At the 75 minute mark, Dakota Decarlo found the net to equalise and that’s where the score stayed, a 2 all draw. A fine result for both sides and an exciting game from the sidelines.
Korumburra’s U12 team played at home against Phillip Island 2.
It was a hard-fought game, both teams having chances to score. Korumburra’s defence stood up well, with substitute goalkeeper Liam Thomas putting in a strong performance.
Some fast attacks from Phillip Island and some lack of structure from Korumburra eventually resulted in two goals in the latter part of the first half.
The second half started with some strong attacks by both sides with Phillip Island getting their third goal at the 40 minute mark with another following four minutes later.
Korumburra’s attack finally broke through when Zane Brady kicked a penalty goal after being brought down in front of goal.
Korumburra seemed to tire towards the end of the game, which Phillip Island took advantage of to score two more goals.
The 6-1 win to Phillip Island 2 did not really reflect how close the game was. Fern Hurst showed a strong physical defence and Sam Tomkinson played his best game this season in midfield.