Gosnells determination not enough

Gosnells determination not enough

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Gosnells City were left disappointed against a much stronger Forrestfield side. Photograph – Juanita Shepherd.

It was a disappointing game for Gosnells City FC when they took on Forrestfield United on Saturday afternoon.

Kick off at Walter Padbury Reserve marked Gosnells’ last home game for the season and despite giving it everything they had the home team lost 2-0.

The first half saw opportunities for Gosnells City to score but they just couldn’t quite manage to penetrate Forrestfield’s defences conceding to the away side towards the end of the first half.

Undeterred by Forrestfield’s first goal Gosnells tried even harder attacking fiercely but it wasn’t enough to get past Forrestfield’s goalkeeper.

There was one spectacular moment which saw a Gosnells midfielder find himself one on one with the goalkeeper, he saw an opportunity and took it, unfortunately the ball sailed through the air, past the goalie’s hand and missed the goal by inches as it touched the goalpost.

The second half of the game saw Gosnells come back with determination but the moment Forrestfield scored its second goal Gosnells knew there was no coming back from that.

Gosnells coach Alan Dunlop said the boys showed fight.

“We were under pressure and we know that,” he said.

“We’re towards the bottom of the league and we need a bit of luck.”

Mr Dunlop said the boys played terrifically but Forrestfield were a very good side.

“In the first half we had two good chances and we took one of them the game would have been different,” he said.

“The second half a good bit of defending stopped us from creating a chance to score but the killer blow was the second goal.

“Once we were two nil down the boys heads dropped and it was always going to be difficult from there.”

Despite their loss Mr Dunlop said Gosnells City would take each game as it came and hopefully would go on to win their next away game when they take on Ashfield on August 19 at 3pm at Ashfield Arena.