Kangaroos limp home with win

THE football gods smiled on the Tweed Heads Kangaroos on Saturday and for coach Roger Hoy, it was well and truly about time.

The Kangaroos got up for a big 1-0 victory over Griffith University and while luck went their way in the final result, Hoy’s side was forced to limp home with the win after being decimated by injuries in the first half.

The coach was fuming about a number of vital calls from the referee which went against his men.“We had two of our goals disallowed, so the score could well have been 3-0,” Hoy said.

But luck finally went the way of the Kangaroos when Joshua “Mozzie” Foster got the side on the scoreboard.

The Griffith goalkeeper caught Mozzie’s 35-metre effort, but then dropped the ball into the net.

“The football gods smiled on us for once,” Hoy said.

The walking wounded Kangaroos put in a courageous effort to keep Griffith from leveling the score, with four players injured.

“Goalkeeper Daniel French had an absolute blinding game,” Hoy said.

The Kangaroos Colts side also got up for a 4-1 win over Griffith.

Kingscliff wasn’t so lucky in its first division match, going down to Robina City 6-1 in front of a home crowd.

The win puts the Kangaroos in fifth place on for and against, on the same number of points as third-placed Griffith and fourth-placed Mudgeeraba, while Kingscliff sit well off the pace in third last.

Tweed Heads must regather to take on second placed United Eagles this weekend.



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