Yaralla flogs Wildcats 9-0
YARALLA moved from seventh to third position on the Cap League ladder after a whopping nine-nil victory over an undermanned CQ U19 Wildcats at home.
Meanwhile, Central upset Clinton with a 2-1 win to knock the defending premiers back one position to fifth.
Yaralla coach Mark Skelhorn said the win was not a satisfying one.
“Unfortunately, the Wildcats only started with nine players and eventually got 10 on the park,” Skelhorn said.
A feeder squad for CQ’s QSL team, Capricorn Cougars, the Wildcats lacked numbers as a number of players travelled to Sunshine Coast with their big-brother team.
The newest team in the league ran off to a 5-0 lead by half-time, but the young Wildcats squad fought back in the second half.
“To their credit they held us off and shut down the ball for about 20 minutes,” the Yaralla coach said.
Skelhorn admitted the U19 team’s fitness was a “little bit superior”.
“I think the scoreline would have been very different had they had 11 players.”
Striker Dave Mitchell slotted seven goals as Joseph Skelhorn and 14-year-old prodigy Jordan Rose picked up the other two.
Central coach Aaron Jeffry was pleased his boys kept their Sun Valley home grounds defended.
“We set out at the start of the season to make our home grounds a fortress and we’ve achieved that now with two wins from (two) home games,” Jeffry said.
The coach said the return of cricketers Liam Kirk and Michael Heymer as well as first-string keeper David Longden changed the dynamic of the team for the better.
Central’s Andrew Maynard and Adrian Ahwang picked up one goal each as the strikers linked together well, according to Jeffry.
Although he was content with the team’s performance, Jeffry admitted there was more work to be done.
“Our shooting on goal was good, but we still missed chances so there’s plenty to work on,” he said.
Cap Coast and Frenchville sit at the top of the table on 13 and 12 points respectively. Yaralla and Berserker sit on seven points each.
Cap League results
Central 2, Clinton 1
Berserker 1, Nerimbera 3
Parkana 2, Cap Coast 3
Frenchville 1, Bluebirds 0
Yaralla 9, CQ Wildcats 0