A 20-MINUTE fadeout has cost the Jaguars a match-winning lead against Wagga United.
Ray Jones found the back of the net during the first half of the game and some great defence by Junee meant the half-time score was 1-nil.
Co-coach Isaac Cooper said the team had put into practice everything they had been working on at training and Jones’ goal had put the premiers on the back foot.
However, a fade-out in the second half cost the team dearly with Wagga United scoring three quick goals -including a penatly to snatch the lead.
“We got back into play and Jones scored a nicely finished goal,” Cooper said.
Jaguars weren’t able to score again however, with the full-time score sitting at 3-2.
Despite the loss Cooper said the team had the skill and potential to upset the Wagga teams.
This weekend, the team will play South Wagga after their tough run of Lake Albert, Tolland, Henwood Park and Wagga United.
“We’ve got to get back into the groove of things now,” Cooper said.
“We just need to get the points from teams that are below us on the ladder to stay in touch with the top four placed teams.”
Against Wagga United, Cooper rated fellow coach Jason Mutimer’s game.
“He (Mutimer) was solid in his move to defence while Ray Jones had a good game with two goals,” Cooper said.
Meanwhile, the Jaguars’ reserve grade team drew a match with Tolland.
Cooper said the team played a good game but were a bit unlucky not to convert their chances into points.
“Robin Asmus had a solid game and so did Matt Carvasso in goals; he turned away any chances that Tumut had.”
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