Experience the difference for Yoogali FC

INTERNATIONAL STAR: Fijian recruit Taniela Waqa in action for YFC. Waqa, 30, is a veteran of the Fiji national team and joins five of his countrymen at Yoogali this season.

INTERNATIONAL STAR: Fijian recruit Taniela Waqa in action for YFC. Waqa, 30, is a veteran of the Fiji national team and joins five of his countrymen at Yoogali this season.

Football

THE seasoned first-graders of Yoogali FC proved a touch too strong for West Griffith SC yesterday, romping to a 4-0 victory at the Coro Club.

Boosted by the addition of another new Fijian recruit, 30-cap international Taniela Raqa, YFC were held to just one goal in the first half by the Magpies but piled on three more after the break for a convincing win.

Anthony Sergi scored the first while the second came from the penalty spot, where Jone Ralulu - the goalkeeper - converted after a Wests player was pinged for handball.

Malakai Tiwa headed in number three from a corner kick while Sam Trimboli came off the bench to ice the victory with the final goal.

But YFC coaching director and former Wests boss Peter Jennings was moved to pay tribute to the gallant Magpies after the match, crediting them for their flashy style of play.

"Wests showed the class they have," he said.

"And they stepped up against an older side like ours.

"Their depth has improved and come next year they can be a real contender, I think.

"For that they should be congratulated - they're a great side, but at the end of the day, it came down to playing 90 minute football and that little bit of experience."

The result keeps YFC's undefeated streak in tact, pushing them to third on the ladder.

Meanwhile, West Griffith is still searching for a maiden win this year - while they beat Griffith City 4-0 last week, the result was overturned, and now the Magpies are equal bottom of the ladder with Yenda and Hanwood Juniors.

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