Roos look to bounce back against Tugun
TWEED Heads Kangaroos' coach Roger Hoy is banking on his players having learnt an important lesson after their 6-2 loss to Runaway Bay mid-week in the Gold Coast Soccer first division competition.
The game, played at Arkinstall Park at Tweed Heads South on Tuesday, highlighted the need for sides to stay focused for the full 90 minutes of the match and not have lapses in concentration.
The first division competition leaders exploited a disjointed Tweed outfit to go up 3-0 in the first half, before the home side staged a mini-revival in the second to threaten Bay with the score 3-2.
However a second lapse let the Kangaroos down, with the visitors piling on three additional goals.
“If there is one positive to come from the match, we usually bounce back hard after such losses, so I am hoping the boys will take it out against Tugun this afternoon,” Hoy said.
“We lacked consistency during the game but did show that when we took the ball to our opponents and not let them dictate play, we could push the competition leaders all the way.
“We need to do that this afternoon against Tugun to stay in fourth place on the ladder.”
A win is vital for Tweed Heads to stay ahead of fifth-placed Merrimac.
The games kick off at Tugun with the reserves at 3pm and the seniors at 5pm.
In other first division matches, Murwillumbah will be looking to continue its climb up the ladder when it travels to Merrimac.
Murwillumbah coach Mick McCarthy will be wanting more commitment from his players after their disappointing 1-all draw against a spirited Kingscliff side last week.
Kingscliff, buoyed by one of its better performances of the season, will be home to third-placed Robina City this afternoon. Again the reserves kick off at 3pm with the seniors at 5pm.
The Tweed Valley Kings play the third-placed Palm Beach at Palm Beach, and coach Craig Madden will be looking for a better result than when the sides met last time.
The round-eight encounter saw Palm Beach down the Kings 4-1. The action commences with the reserves at 3pm and the senior sides at 5pm