Moss Vale's second half turn around

Moss Vale came away with a win over Robertson after a shaky start in round nine of the men’s premier league competition. 

The first ranked Moss Vale team faced off against Robertson, who are at the bottom of the ladder, at Boronia Park on June 17. 

TOP SPOT: Rheece Denford looks to take the ball down the field for Moss Vale in the round nine premier league match against Robertson. Photo: Madeline Crittenden.

TOP SPOT: Rheece Denford looks to take the ball down the field for Moss Vale in the round nine premier league match against Robertson. Photo: Madeline Crittenden.

The first half of the match was a close contest considering the spread in rankings. 

Robertson was first to score early in the first half, but Moss Vale was able to recover not long after with a goal from Scott Friedewald. 

Moss Vale coach Corey Denford described the first half as “sketchy”.

“I think we came on a bit too excited,” he said. 

“We are running first in the comp and Robertson was a bit lower down so we might have been a bit pretentious because we are leading.”

Will Jacobs was able to score again for Moss Vale before the break which put the score at 2-1. 

However, Denford said the score didn’t reflect how the game was played in the first half. 

“We dominated the play but just couldn’t get the goals, we hit the crossbar about ten times,” he said. 

Denford said this was the story of the first round for Moss Vale. 

“We just haven’t been able to get the ball to stick,” he said. 

Despite this, Denford said Moss Vale’s display in the second half was better than the first.

“It was a much better display of what we can do and have been doing on the field and that is being recognised,” he said. 

Jacobs was able to score again in the second half and Tim Stone hit the back of the net twice which took the score to 5-1 by the full time siren. 

Denford said Time Stone “made an impact” on this field this week and said Friedewald was a “driving force.”

Despite being in top spot, Denford said Moss Vale still had work to do. 

“We need a bit more consistency before we hit the finals series,” he said. 

Other men’s premier league round nine results: 

Marulan defeated Exeter 5-0, Bowral defeated Hill Top Green 3-1, Yerrinbool Green defeated Mittagong 3-2, Hill Top White drew with Yerrinbool Black 2-2.