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GAME CHANGING MOMENTS DIDN'T GO OUR WAY

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img 0515Coach Tony Ciantar was left perplexed with our team's performance and the two incidents that didn't go our way on Saturday. Read Tony's thoughts on the game against Goulburn Valley Suns. "Going into Saturday's game I felt pretty confident in my players after a big week at training and all seemed to be going well. I just don't understand how we can be so good one week and so poor the next.

There were some game changing moments when the referee should have shown a red card to the Goulburn Valley central defender for kicking Chris Antoniadis behind play. His assistant waved his flag and when he spoke to the referee no card was issued, he just brought play back and only awarded us with a free kick. It was the worst decision I have ever seen at this level.

It was only 1-0 at that point and it could have been the game changing moment. Trailing 1-0, we just couldn't find our feet and we were finding it difficult stringing a series of passes together to get us back into the contest. Even when they had a bad 15 minutes spell, we just couldn't punish them at all.

Second half couldn't have got off to a worse possible start when straight from kick-off, a back pass into the path of their striker handed them a second goal. At two nil we had a penalty turned away to the disbelief of everyone inside that stadium and again this could have been the lift we were desperately looking for.

Their third was an own goal and at that stage I felt the game was over.

I will be addressing some things on Monday night, but would like to move onto next weeks game as quickly as possible. Moreland City is my main focus and hope we can get back on track this coming week.

The most pleasing thing this week is despite the bad result we are only 3 points behind the leaders".

Tony Ciantar