Muller and Parry on target
VALLEYS scored a 2-0 win over United in First Division soccer action on Saturday, courtesy of goals from Ben Muller and Cameron Parry.
The two-goal triumph ensured Valleys remain first on the competition ladder on goal difference above Boyne Tannum Football Club as the race for the minor premiership heats up.
Valleys coach Col Nevell was relieved to come away with maximum points after picking up just two from their last three games.
“We did the job. We did what we needed to do to stay on top of the table,” he said.
Nevell was pleased with his side’s performance, particularly because it occurred without the aid of their regular strike force.
“The game was seventy percent our way, their keeper played really well,” he said.
Valleys play Clinton away on Saturday, and will look to keep themselves entrenched at the top of the ladder with a second win on the trot.
“Hopefully we can get ourselves the minor premiership from this point,” Nevell said.
Clinton will be full of confidence heading into the clash following a 1-0 victory over Central on Sunday.
Charlie Keenan scored the only goal of the match when he brought the ball down in the box from a free kick and slotted home.
Clinton coach Neil Hamilton said it was the most complete performance his team had put on the park in recent times.
“It was probably the best we’ve played in a few weeks; we looked more organised as a team and everyone did a job,” he said.
The game against Valleys will be integral for Clinton as they strive for a spot in the coveted top four, and Hamilton senses his team is peaking at the right time.
“It’s going to be a really big game, but I’m confident after this weekend’s performance,” he said.
Hamilton identified goal scoring and general confidence in front of goal as vital for the upcoming match and the remainder of the season.
“We have room to improve in front of goal, we haven’t scored as many goals this season as we have in previous years but we’re on the right track now,” he said.
BTFC defeated Yaralla 4-2 in the other weekend fixture.
First Division Results
Valleys 2 (B.Muller, C.Parry) def United 0
Clinton 1 (C.Keenan) def Central 0
BTFC 4 (B.Gillett, D.Tanner) def Yaralla 2 (S.Pitt, J.Schubert)