Kings waste chance

Tweed Valley Kings Soccer Coach Craig Madden.
Tweed Valley Kings Soccer Coach Craig Madden.

“IT was the same old story.”

With just five words, Tweed Valley Kings coach Craig Madden summed up his disillusionment at what has been a frustrating opening to the Gold Coast Premier League season.

“I'm just disappointed for the guys out on the park,” he said.

“They're putting the effort in each week but aren't being rewarded.”

Maddens's comments came in the wake of the Kings' seventh defeat in nine outings; a 3-1 loss to competition front-runners Broadbeach United at Reg Dalton Oval on Saturday.

“Even they (United) said we should have got at least one point,” he said.

“We probably had more chances and deserved to get something out of it but once again we came away with nothing.”

Both sides created opportunities in a balanced first half but it was Broadbeach who broke through in the 20th minute.

A determined fightback swung possession and territory in the Kings' favour and they were rewarded with a goal to Ben Walden on the stroke of half time.

The Kings returned from the sheds with a spring in their step before a goalkeeping blunder gifted United the softest of goals.

Broadbeach bagged a flattering third goal in the dying seconds to complete the scoring.

“We played pretty well but again we didn't take our chances,” Madden said.

“If we can cut out our silly mistakes I honestly believe we can turn things around.”

Elsewhere, Palm Beach battled out a 1-1 draw with Magic United, Musgrave defeated Mudgeeraba 2-0, and Coomera edged out Surfers Paradise 1-0.

For First Division results see tomorrow's Tweed Daily News.