Kings turn a certain victory into a draw
IT wasn't a victory, but it should have been, according to Tweed Valley Kings coach Craig Madden.
His side had to settle for a 5-all draw with Burleigh in their Gold Coast Soccer Premier League fixture at Tweed Heads South on Sunday.
Despite their ranking towards the bottom of the table, the Kings showed they could match it with some of the higher placed sides, and at one stage led the visitors 4-1.
“When you are up 4-1, you should be able to go on with it and claim the points,” Madden said.
“Unfortunately we let them back in with some soft goals, and in the end had to settle for just a point when we should have walked away with three.
“I think it was a case of missed opportunities and we will have to regroup for our next match against Musgrave again at South Tweed.”
For the Kings, Japanese player Kenta Shimizu scored a hat-trick.
The draw still leaves TVK in the dangerous relegation zone, but only one point behind Southport.
“The equation is simple. We need to win to get ahead of Southport and avoid relegation, and if we can step up a notch from our performance against Burleigh, we can certainly do it,” Madden said.
The Kings have a relatively short turnaround before hosting Musgrave at the Dave Burns Fields at South Tweed, where the two sides meet tomorrow night with the reserves match getting under way at 6.30pm followed by the seniors at 8.30pm.
Broadbeach United away is next before final game of the season at home against Surfers Paradise.