Pythons put big squeeze on Kyogle
UKI Pythons’ victory over Kyogle at Uki Sports Grounds on Saturday was almost like a little bit of history repeating itself; if you go by the scoreboard.
The previous time the Pythons played Kyogle, in round four of the Far North Coast first division league, they won 4-0 and it was a similar 4-1 result at the weekend.
Coach Joe Scholl said his team dominated for the majority of the match but took the foot off the accelerator towards the end of the first half.
“We were leading 2-0 at half time but our boys started to get into a comfy zone and thought it would be one-way traffic,” he said.
“They created a couple of chances before the break but our goalkeeper Dwaine Bianchetti kept them out ... he was our best on the day.”
The first goal was off the boot of Dave Stratton from a penalty and the second goal came off the head of Dwain Fuller after Mitchell Nelson crossed the ball.
Kyogle weren’t content to sit back and let the game slip, launching an attacking raid about 15 minutes before half time to score a cracker of a goal.
In the second half, Matt Mather secured a cross ball goal before Kyle Underwood scored the final goal in the last 15 minutes.Kyogle played well and made the Pythons work for the win.
“We bombed a few chances but it was a game played in good spirit and our players did well,” he said.
“Dwain Fuller played a full game in reserves and then he played three-quarters of a game for us. Mitchell was at his best at right midfield and Brett Andrews did a good job at left back.”
It was the Pythons’ last home game of the season and next Saturday they play Dunoon.