Balga SC overcame a resilient Wanneroo City to continue their unbeaten run.
After a cup round break Balga SC returned to the winners circle by the barest of margins beating Wanneroo City 1:0. “It was a hard fought game, the conditions were bad and both teams struggled to play at their best” said Justin Caratozzolo.
In challenging conditions the match looked like it was heading for a stalemate until Caratozzolo added to his season tally in the second half proving the difference. “We managed to go 1-0 up in the second half and held on till the end, but it could of easily gone either way” continued Caratozzolo.
Balga got on the front foot and created a number of chances but were unable to make their dominance count. Wanneroo were comfortable in sitting back and countering Balga’s play but were thwarted on every entry into Balga’s half.
After the break and with the rain increasing Balga’s pressure paid off on the hour mark with Caratozzolo tapping from close range for the only goal of the game. Wanneroo had an opportunity to earn a share of the points just minutes later with the resulting shot on goal flying high above the goals.
“Considering the conditions we played in, i think we all found it hard to play to our best ability” said Caratozzolo. “Mark De Francesch made his debut, not the easiest game to start in, but he did well considering”
In their next match Balga take on second placed Joondalup City at Iluka Sports Complex (Miami Beach Promenade Iluka 6028). Caratozzolo is cautiously optimistic that Balga can continue their unbeaten run. He says “At the moment the top half of the table is tight, and we are looking to increase our lead. I’m sure Joondalup are keen to end our streak, so we will have to be switched on for this game”.