The Warwick Wolves played a tough match against Ballandean players like Jordan Hill.
The Warwick Wolves played a tough match against Ballandean players like Jordan Hill. Kirstin Payne

Wolf pack outplayed by Ballandean Rovers

FOOTBALL: The Warwick Wolves suffered a disappointing loss against old rivals the Ballandean Rovers at the weekend.

The team scored just once against the visitors with the end result 3-1 to Ballandean.

Coach Peter Osborn said the Warwick side was just "not quite putting it together" in its second game of the season.

"Ballandean had always caused us trouble," he said.

However Warwick did manage to beat Ballandean in the semi-finals last year.

Now in round four, after missing two games due to a bye and a washout, the Wolves struggled to find their usual form, despite creating multiple opportunities near the visitors' goal.

"It's not that we don't have the right guys or the right skill, we have that," captain Cameron Davey said.

After an unsuccessful first half, the Wolves spirits were low, casting a shadow which followed them into the second.

"You've just got to keep trying and not to let it get in your head," Davey said.

The team leaders said a focus on intensity and endurance would be on the cards when it came to training before the next match.

Star player Robbie Davey was also away this weekend, which didn't help the local team's campaign.

Player of the match Jamie Saunders proved to be tough competition for the Rovers, despite his time away from football to pursue cricket in the UK last year.

Warwick Wolves goalie Damien Young.
Warwick Wolves goalie Damien Young.


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