Sunbury shuts out formerly undefeated Brothers Aston Villa
THREE-nil, three-nil, three-nil” echoed around Maryborough Cricket Club as the crowd counted down the final minutes of Sunbury's shock shut-out of Brothers Aston Villa.
Blues coach Andrew Howlett outlined the plan to turn the ground into a fortress. ahead of the game, and the Sunbury that showed up followed that task to a tee.
"The boys thoroughly deserved that,” Howlett said.
"They worked for each other, the chat never stopped, held their position, they were first to the ball, they hunted in packs and that's what we've been working on.
"That was the best win.”
Anthony Mollee bagged a brace while Tyson Bedford claimed the match-winner as the club claimed its first clean sheet of the season.
"That's the big thing we've been working on,” Howlett said of the clean sheet. "We start slow, we've conceded early goals and come from behind to win or draw. We had to struggle against Doon Villa to get that draw.
"That's what we've worked towards, keeping clean sheets.
"They're going to go back to Bundy hurting, and they're going to realise Sunbury is a force this year.”
Mollee, who could have ended the fixture with more goals to his name had his off-target chances hit their mark, said the 3-0 result served as a warning shot to the rest of the competition.
"It's been said the only competition for those teams are ATW and Brothers Aston Villa, and we showed them we're up there now,” Mollee said.
Sunbury sits four points behind the top three and four ahead of Bargara, who they host on Saturday.
Doon Villa beat KSS Jets 3-2, Bargara beat United Warriors 3-0 and Bingera beat United Park Eagles 7-0.