Blues lose to Waves in maiden home game at ‘crickety’ club

A FAIRYTALE first home game it was not for the Sunbury Blues Football Club.

Played at the Maryborough Cricket Club for the first time in about 10 years on Saturday, Sunbury was defeated by Across the Waves three goals to one.

Blues assistant coach Andrew Howlett was understandably not happy with the result.

"It was the first home game and it was very disappointing," he said.

"We were up one nil and hit the post, which would have taken us to two nil."

TEAM: The men’s Sunbury Blues ahead of their inaugural match at the Maryborough Cricket Club.
TEAM: The men’s Sunbury Blues ahead of their inaugural match at the Maryborough Cricket Club. Justin Linwood

Howlett said Waves returned strongly when Sunbury missed.

"They went to the other end and we committed a foul in the penalty box which gave them a shot to take it to one-all at half-time," he said.

After the break, the Blues failed to make an impact and Waves took advantage of their embattled opposition.

"They came out more hungry and played over us," Howlett said.

"You can't fault the boys - they're putting in at training but we're just not getting the luck or the results yet."

About 150 people watched the game.

Howlett said Tyson Bedford was a standout player thanks to his resilience in the midfield.

The side also escaped without any injuries.

The hard-fought and physical encounter with Waves has prepared Sunbury for next weekend's clash against old rivals Doon Villa, at Federation Park in Granville.

In another match this past weekend, Doon Villa suffered a heavy loss to Brothers Aston Villa.



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