NEWLY appointed Seaforth coach Mitch Paterson conceded it has been a ‘brutal year’ for his team following Sunday’s 3-0 defeat at the hands of Manly Allambie.
Paterson, who replaced Ash Mathieson after he chose to step aside midweek, felt Tess Olsen was the difference for the visitors.
“She is a quality player Tess, she just knows where to be at the right time,” Paterson said.
“Manly Allambie were also up for it, they wanted it more.
“It has been a tough year for us with injuries, brutal at times, but I can’t fault the effort.
“We will keep working hard until the end of the season.”
Elsewhere, Brookvale ended Avalon’s finals hopes after a 1-0 win and Wakehurst beat Forest Killarney 3-0.
On Wednesday night, Manly Allambie face neighbours Manly Vale at Millers from 7pm, Brookie take on Beacon Hillat Graham’s (7pm)and Avalon play Seaforth out of Narrabeen Sports High (7.15pm).