NOTHING to lose. That’s the ode Yoogali Soccer Club has taken into their final three weeks of the Regional Premier League season as they seek to fight for a place at the finals’ table.
Yoogali SC kept that faint glimmer of hope alive with a 4-2 win against a determined Wests Magpies at Coro Club Oval yesterday.
However, Yoogali SC coach Ryan Spencer said his side had to dig itself out of trouble as the home side capitalised on two shocking errors by his men in the second half.
“We made things hard for ourselves, maybe it’s just that we like to entertain the crowd,” Spencer said with tongue-in-cheek.
“We were up 2-0 at half time and we had an injury to James Taylor at left back, so I changed the formation which was probably an error, but we had a few other players out.
“And then we made two really bad personal mistakes, and the guys who did them have put their hand up to take responsibility, and it wasn’t like they meant to do it.
“They happened at the worst possible time but we did manage to respond which was good because didn’t have a lot on the bench.
Luke Congdon scored his first for his new club and worked hard off the ball while new player Matthew Gilston directed play in the mid-field.
Chris Angus and Jordan Dal Broi got through plenty of work around the field and the later scored a deserving goal to begin the game.
“There were some positives to come out of the game but it was very scrappy really all game,” Spencer said.
“We tried to push the pass too often and we didn’t have a lot of space out there, but really I can’t be too downbeat because we did manage to get the win.
“But we have to expect a higher level because it could come down to goal difference, because I heard Hanwood (FC) won, which doesn’t really help us.”
Spencer said despite his side playing Cobram SC, Cobram Victory and Shepparton United to keep its season alive, he is backing his side to leave no doubts behind.
“I have really expected us to push on but it’s not really quite happened, but that’s the game we love, nothing runs too smoothly.”