The reserves team conceded in the dying minutes to go down to Morley Windmills.
“We had a very difficult selection process this week due to the number of players coming in and out of the first team” said Balga SC Reserves team head coach Adrian Caloiero. “It made it a little more challenging to build a competitive team to put on the park which was going to be playing the flaunt football that we want them to”.
The game started off very evenly with both teams creating several chances but failing to trouble the keepers. The game sparked up in the second half when Morley broke the tie with a well taken free kick from just outside the box.
Balga continued to push in their search for an equaliser but failed to breach the Morley defense. Caloiero looked to introduce more pace into Balga’s attack and brought on Robert Klenkoski who created headaches for the Morley defenders. It was his second substitution that brought the breakthrough.
Within a minute of coming on to the park Tahir Kulelija latched onto a probing pass from George Duku to equalise for the home side with just 10 minutes remaining in the game.
Balga continued to pressure and created a number of chances to take the lead but it was Morley that stole the points with a last grasp winner with only minutes remaining. Balga had another opportunity to share the points but it was not to be.
“Overall the performance was not a good one from us” said Caloiero. “There was no fluency between the players”.
Balga SC travel to Edinburgh Oval to take on Curtin University FC on Saturday 30 April 2016 in round 4 of the Football West All Flags State League Division 2.
“This week we want more communication between players and a better work rate. Too many players are not taking the opportunities that come their way on the park” said Caloiero. “We are lucky enough to have a good number of players to choose from and that will be challenging for a spot in the team. That will to help us get back to winning ways this week”.