Brookvale FC suffered their first loss of the MWFA women’s Premier League competition when they went down 3-1 to Mosman at Millers Reserve on Sunday.
After conceding two early goals, Brookvale were “chasing the game”, according to coach Michael Cimino. “Mosman were very good playing out the back,” Cimino said. “Danie Riggio got a goal back for us around the 30-minute mark but Mosman really dominated us in the first half.
“I spoke to the girls at halftime and just told them we can’t concede early in the second half because we were still in the game. But ten minutes in we conceded and Mosman went up 3-1.
“We made a couple of subs, got a few injuries at the back, and needed to shuffle a few players around. But I was pleased how the girls reacted.”
He should’ve been. In the last 30 minutes it was all Brookvale.
Striker Tyla Clough had five one-on-ones, with one shot hitting the crossbar. Elissa Ford was brilliant and worked hard in the midfield and was Cimino’s choice for Brookvale’s best on ground.
“We also brought up a 16-year-old to play centre-back, Margaux Sieb, who replaced our injured captain and one of our best. And she matched up well against Mosman’s striker and really stopped her from getting any chances on goal.
“We have a long way to go but I think we played better this week than we did against BTH midweek in the Cup. We have a lot of young players and they are just gaining valuable experience with every game we play. The women’s Premier League in the MWFA is a strong competition and there are no easy games.
“I don’t think the score today actually reflected the game, it was a lot closer than it shows.” Cimino said.
Elsewhere at Millers Reserve, Manly Allambie beat Manly Vale 4-1 and Pittwater defeated BTH 5-2 at Wyatt.
By Matt Cleary.