Depleted Warwick down
THE Warwick premier side was a little depleted on Sunday with injuries, suspension and a few players on leave for the long weekend which didn’t help in a 3-0 loss to Highfields at Queens Park.
Robbie Davey is expecting to return to the field after having the last three weeks off with an injury to his left ankle while Shannon Cameron is also due back in the goalkeeper’s jersey after serving a one-week suspension as a result of a contentious red card awarded in the pre-Easter clash against Gatton.
Having players out and then having a few who had also played several games in the Peace Festival Football, Warwick was going to have to perform extremely impressively to come away with a win.
Again the side was unable to pull together the football needed to do this, with players not holding their position and the Highfields premiers side putting extra pressure on our players.
Warwick went into halftime trailing by one goal.
The second half of the match wasn’t any better with several passes falling short of their destination and with the fitness levels well depleted by now, Highfields capitalised twice more for a 3-0 win.
THE Wolves reserve grade side was well placed on the ladder coming into Sunday’s clash against second-placed Highfields with seven players already playing in the festival.
Warwick struggled in the first half of the game to find any type of rhythm and this showed as Highfields managed to keep the ball in the Warwick half for the majority of the first 45 minutes.
Lachlan Gilchrist did manage to break the trend 30 minutes into the game and netted a well-placed chip over the goalkeeper’s head into the back of the net.
Warwick’s lead was quickly halted in the early minutes of the second half after keeper Damien Young was unfortunately beaten in a one-on- one challenge when the defensive line was caught sleeping and out of position.
Both sides fought hard for the rest of the game.
Highfields had the extra energy in the end and scored another goal in the last 30 seconds of the match.